Williams Lake Tribune – Residents respond to mine restart.

 By Monica Lamb-Yorski So far approximately 100 people have submitted responses to the Mount Polley Mine restart plan, said David Morel assistant deputy minister of energy and mines. Morel, who was participating in a conference call with the Ministry of Environment and the...
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CP – Mount Polley mine could restart in months: company.

 By Dirk Meissner The open-pit, gold-and-copper mine hit by a devastating tailings pond breach that caused an environmental disaster in central British Columbia could be operating safely and near full capacity within months, the company has announced. Steve Robertson,...
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Vancouver Sun – Canadian, American groups call on B.C. to end underwater storage of mine tailings. Mines minister says that is not going happen in the province, or likely anywhere in Canada.

Vancouver Sun – Canadian, American groups call on B.C. to end underwater storage of mine tailings. Mines minister says that is not going happen in the province, or likely anywhere in Canada. By Gordon Hoekstra. Dozens of Canadian and American environmental groups, First...
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Williams Lake Tribune – Column: Mount Polley on track for restart.

By Coralee Oakes, MLA for Cariboo North, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Mining is a vital industry in our province that creates jobs and supports services like health and education that we all rely on. Mining also strengthens our communities — noticeably...
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Simon Fraser University – British Columbians prioritize marine planning concerns

Simon Fraser University researchers who surveyed public preferences for marine planning processes provide an insightful backdrop to today’s (April 27) unveiling of new marine plans for B.C. In an online survey, Wolfgang Haider and Sergio Fernandez Lozada, two SFU researchers,...
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Coastal First Nations NR – Agreement on sustainable mairine planning

Date:  April 27, 2015 An agreement on sustainable marine planning covering about 102,000 square kilometres of the B.C. coast — much of it fronting the Great Bear Rainforest — was jointly announced Monday in Victoria by the provincial government and 18 first nations. Plans...
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Vancouver Sun – B.C., First Nations reach coastal marine pact to protect ocean health.

BC – FN Coastal Marine Plan.    by Larry Pynn. A marine planning agreement between the province and 18 First Nations covering two-thirds of the B.C. coast — including the Great Bear Rainforest — was hailed Monday as an important first step in sustainable management of the...
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Vancouver Sun – Water near Mount Polley gold mine still tainted, tests find.

 Consultants predict Quesnel Lake water to clear by summer. BY GORDON HOEKSTRA, Water test results following the Mount Polley mine dam failure eight months ago have continued to show periodic elevated levels of metals. The latest results from February and March show government...
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The Northern Miner – BC Minister Bill Bennett encourages explorers to be optimistic at KEG 2015.

By Lesley Stokes. KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Speaking at this year’s Kamloops Exploration Group (KEG) conference in Kamloops, B.C., the province’s Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett encouraged junior explorers to keep their chin up. “I know it’s tough times right now for most of...
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As It Happens interviews Marilyn Baptiste on winning the $175,000 US award an what it means for the fight be fairer mining in BC

CBC’s national show As It Happens interviewed Marilyn Baptiste on winning the $175,000 US award an what it means for the fight be fairer mining in BC. Goldman Prize: Click on the third segment and scroll to just past 18 minutes....
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Engineering News Record – British Columbia Planning Major Mining Operations, Despite Mount Polley Tailings Pond Blowout

By Candy McCampbell. Imperial Metals Corp., owner of the mine that caused Canada’s worst mining disaster in history, has started limited production at an even bigger mine, which could be a threat to Alaska’s $2-billion annual salmon and tourism business. Meanwhile,...
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UBCIC Commends Marilyn Baptiste on Winning Major Environmental Award and for Leadership in Saving Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) from Development

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 2015 (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – April 21, 2015)  The Union of BC Indian Chiefs is deeply honoured to congratulate Xeni Gwet’in Councillor Marilyn Baptiste, in winning the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize for her leadership in defeating...
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