Canadian Lawyer Magazine – Uncertainties in Canada’s resource sector.

 By Janet Guttsman. Subtitle:Existing and future land claims and doubts on environmental rules have added a layer of uncertainty to an already difficult environment in the Canadian mining and resource sector, as companies struggle for development cash in a nervous and unsettled...
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CP – B.C. permits Silvertip underground mine near Yukon border.

Construction permit approved for proposed $50M silver, lead and zinc mine British Columbia has approved a construction permit for a proposed $50-million silver, lead and zinc mine just south of the Yukon border after the project’s economic and environmental plans helped win...
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CP – Decision on Mount Polley mine reopening is imminent, says B.C. mines minister

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. — British Columbia’s energy minister says a gold and copper mine that shut down last year after its tailings pond collapsed could be back up and running in a matter of days. Bill Bennett says that a decision on reopening Mount Polley mine in...
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MiningWatch – B.C. Mining Code Review Welcome, But Needs Broad Scope

MiningWatch Canada welcomes the B.C. government’s Wednesday announcement that it will review the provincial mining code, but warns that the review needs to be broad enough to address the full range of necessary changes in mining policies and regulations. “The Province is taking...
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BC NDP NR – Statement on one year anniversary of the Tsilhqot’in decision

BC NDP NR – Statement on one year anniversary of the Tsilhqot’in decision John Horgan Leader of B.C.’s New Democrats, made the following statement recognizing the one year anniversary of the Tsilhqot’in decision: “One year ago today Canada’s Supreme Court issued a...
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Globe and Mail – Wagon convoy in B.C.’s Interior connects First Nations youth to their culture

By Wendy Stueck Farwell Canyon, B.C. —  Every year, a convoy of horse-drawn wagons makes its way from the B.C. First Nation of Xeni Gwet’in to the Williams Lake Stampede. Reporter Wendy Stueck and photographer John Lehmann join the ride Just before noon in the Chilcotin Valley,...
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FNBC – One year post tsilhqot’in title decision: Has anything changed in BC?

By Judith Sayers One year ago today, on June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Tsilhqot’in title existed within 1700 square kilometers of land within their territory.  It was a decision that rocked BC and still continues to rock it today although the Federal and...
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Williams Lake Tribune – Tsilhqot’in celebrate rights and title anniversary.

Williams Lake Tribune – Tsilhqot’in celebrate rights and title anniversary. By Monica Lamb-Yorski Against the backdrop of Farwell Canyon and the Chilcotin River, First Nations  gathered Wednesday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada decision to...
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Plea for international review of B.C. mine dismissed at company’s AGM.

TORONTO – An Alaskan tribal government says a Canadian company has rejected its last hope for stopping a mine on a colossal gold reserve that borders its territory and is located in northwestern British Columbia. Aboriginal representatives from B.C. and Alaska and environmental...
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CP – B.C. government appoints panel to resolve how to head off mining disasters such Mt. Polley spill

British Columbia’s energy and mines minister has appointed a panel to figure out how to prevent mining disasters similar to the Mount Polley spill. Bill Bennett says a committee will determine how to best enact seven recommendations from an expert report into last...
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BC News release – quote from FNEMC CEO Dave Porter:

“I welcome the announcement by Minister Bennett of the establishment of the code review panel. The code review process will hopefully improve B.C.’s regulatory regime so as to prevent future mining disasters as witnessed with Mt. Polley in 2014. The decision to appoint...
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TriValley Central News – Company dealing with critics, going to court in Canada, too.

 By Mark Cowling. Editor Another of Taseko Mines Limited’s pending projects is its New Prosperity mine in British Columbia. Like the Florence Copper Project, it appears to have critics who are skeptical of its environmental safety, and it also spends its share of time in court....
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