Gold Investing News – Pacific Booker Minerals Asked by BC Environmental Assessment Office to Comment on Mount Polley Investigation

Pacific Booker Minerals Inc. (TSXV:BKM,NYSEMKT:PBM) has been requested by Doug Caul, Associate Deputy Minister, BC Environmental Assessment Office to provide comments on the Mount Polley Investigation and Report in relation to the Morrison project in BC. Klohn Crippen Berger is...
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Vancouver Sun – B. C. won’t be ‘squeezed’ into fast restart of Mount Polley mine.

 Imperial Metals lobbying for April 1 permit unrealistic, says Mines Minister Bennett. By Gordon Hoesktra and Rob Shaw. B.C. Mines Minister Bill Bennett said Thursday the province will not be forced into a premature decision to allow a restart of the Mount Polley gold and copper...
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CFNR – Environmental group pans Red Chris tailings permit.

By Bill Fee. An environmental group says it’s concerned that the BC government is trying to rush the opening of the Red Chris mine. Chris Zimmer with Rivers Without Borders says the province issued Imperial Metals an interim permit for the tailings facility at the mine just three...
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Vancouver Sun – RCMP claim of B.C. anti-pipeline extremists shocks native, environmental leaders.

Report makes ‘false inferences,’ borders on ‘misguided hysteria.’ BY PETER O’NEIL OTTAWA — An internal RCMP report’s portrayal of northern B.C. as one of two Canadian regions most vulnerable to violent, anti-pipeline extremists working with aboriginal radicals to sabota...
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Williams Lake Tribune – Uncertainty surrounds rights and title decision.

 By Monica Lamb-Yorski. Uncertainty was one thing participants at a recent public meeting said they had in common surrounding the 2014 Tsilhqot’in Rights and Title decision. B.C.’s Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad said Friday he understood how...
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National Geographic – Canadian First Nations Seek to Protect Forest Homeland

National Geographic – Canadian First Nations Seek to Protect Forest Homeland … Renewing ties to the land, says Sophia Rabliauskas, of the Poplar River First Nation, is the only way “to keep the heart going, to keep the flame from dying out.” The way that aspiration...
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High Country News – Tribal sovereignty remains Alaska’s unfinished business.

By Mark Trahant. Do Alaska Native tribes posses sovereignty?  A simple question. And, in Indian Country, the answer is usually a quick “yes.” Of course. But in Alaska just asking this question is an act of defiance. The state and many of its citizens have assumed, planned, and...
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Mining.com – B.C. less attractive for mining investment than last year: Fraser Institute.

By Cecilia Jamasmie. British Columbia ranks 28th out of 122 mining jurisdictions around the world in terms of attractiveness for mining investment, according to the latest annual global survey of mining executives released February 24 by the Fraser Institute. Canada’s policy...
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Vancouver Sun – Land rights hinder B.C. mining investment: report. Mineral association disputes think-tank’s findings.

 By Brian Morton. Uncertainty over native land rights is hindering mining investment in British Columbia, according to a global survey of mining executives released Tuesday by the Fraser Institute, a conservative think-tank. However, the Association for Mineral Exploration...
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The Juneau Empire – My Turn: Mining disasters must end with Mount Polley.

By Bill Bennett, BC Minister of Mines and Energy. It’s unfortunate your editorial has seized upon the Mount Polley mine tailings storage facility failure to undermine the long tradition of respectful relations and co-operation between British Columbia and Alaska on mining...
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Fraser Institute News Release – Saskatchewan ranks first in Canada and second worldwide in annual global mining survey; Ontario and B.C. slipping

CALGARY—Saskatchewan is the most attractive jurisdiction for mining investment in Canada, according to an annual global survey of mining executives released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian policy think-tank. The Fraser Institute Annual Survey...
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Nelson Star – First Nations leader will speak in Nelson about mining safety.

By Bill Metcalfe. Jacinda Mack says the Mount Polley mine disaster has opened up opportunities for First Nations involvement in developing safer mining practices and policies in BC. She’s been traveling the province talking about her role on the disaster response team, and...
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