Williams Lake Tribune – Gibraltar seeks increase in water discharge amounts.

By Monica Lamb-Yorski. Gibraltar Mine is seeking permission to increase its permitted discharge of water into the Fraser River by 50 per cent. During a presentation to the Cariboo Regional District Friday, the mine’s general manager Richard Tremblay told the board the mine...
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Vancouver Sun – B.C. working with Alaska to protect shared boundary waterways. Memorandum of Understanding will give Alaska natives access to information.

By Bill Bennett (BC Mines Minister).  A recent opinion piece on mining in British Columbia by Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and United Tribal Transboundary Mining Work Group co-chair Rob Sanderson claims that B.C. is ignoring the concerns of Alaska about proposed mine projects...
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Juneau Empire – BC, Alaska to draft MOU for mine processes.

 By Mary Catharine Martin The province of British Columbia and the State of Alaska will draft a memorandum of understanding regarding mines proposed for and located in transboundary watersheds in British Columbia, BC Minister of Energy and Mines William “Bill” Bennett and Lt....
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Globe and Mail – Fracking-induced quakes in B.C. are among largest on record.

By Kat Sieniuc At least two earthquakes in British Columbia over the past year – including one last week – are among the largest ever caused by natural gas fracking in North America and were both strong enough to force temporary shutdowns of operations. But while the province’s...
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CP – Fracking company that caused recent quake in B.C. linked to temblor in 2014

VANCOUVER – A natural gas operation that halted work after a 4.6-magnitude earthquake in northeastern British Columbia last week has been linked to the largest earthquake in the province that’s been attributed to fracking. Progress Energy, which is owned by Malaysia’s Petronas,...
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Juneau Empire – B.C. mines minister talks transboundary mines, Tulsequah Chief cleanup.

 By Mary Catharine Martin British Columbia Minister of Energy and Mines William “Bill” Bennett, who is on a four-day trip to Southeast Alaska, said after visiting the Tulsequah Chief Mine on Monday that the pollution the defunct mine has been draining into the Taku River...
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CP – Alaskans warm up to B.C. mines minister but still demand concrete assurances.

By Tamsyn Burgmann JUNEAU, Alaska — British Columbia’s mines minister has broken the ice with southeast Alaska’s fishing community over fears that upstream mining projects in the province could endanger their way of life. But advocates said Wednesday that they still...
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DeSog.ca – Living Downstream of B.C.’s Gold Rush: Alaska’s Fishermen Fear End of ‘Last Wild Frontier.’

By Judith Lavoie. No fish in the car, warned the rental car attendant at Juneau airport, with the weary tone of someone who had cleaned too many fish guts out of returned vehicles. It was a warning underlined by signs in hotels pleading with guests not to clean fish in th...
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Salmon without borders NR – Alaskans to Canadian minister: international solution to mine threats is needed.

Meeting with British Columbia Mines Minister Described as Productive First Step Alaskans met in Juneau today with British Columbia’s Minister of Energy and Mines, Bill Bennett, and other B.C. and Alaska officials to discuss transboundary mining concerns. “The meeting was a...
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CBC – Fracking triggered 2014 earthquake in northeastern B.C. Quake is one of the largest ever triggered by hydraulic fracturing anywhere in the world.

By Betsy Trumpener. CBC News has learned that fracking triggered a 4.4 magnitude earthquake in northeastern B.C. last year, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever triggered by hydraulic fracturing anywhere in the world. B.C.’s Oil and Gas Commission confirmed the...
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CBC Early Edition (with audio) – B.C. Mine’s Minister Bill Bennett responds to Alaskan criticism. ‘We are accountable and we have risk to our own environment in B.C.,’ minister says

B.C.’s Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett is traveling through Alaska in hopes to ease tensions from residents there caused by a tailings pond dam bust at Mount Polley over a year ago. The disaster not only sent 24 million cubic meters of contaminated water and...
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Huffington Post Canada – Pivotal Lawsuit Will Decide the Future of Yukon’s Peel Watershed.

By Diane Saxe. Last week, the Yukon Court of Appeal heard arguments about the future of the massive Peel River watershed, and about the meaning and application of modern aboriginal treaties. Will this land be mostly protected from development, as the planning commission decided...
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