Vancouver Sun – B.C., Alaska sign cross border mining collaboration pact. Deal does not satisfy Alaskan environmental, fishing, First Nation groups.

By Gordon Hoekstra. The B.C. and Alaska governments signed a co-operation agreement Wednesday over mines that could affect trans-boundary rivers, and includes a promise to develop a joint water-quality monitoring program. The agreement comes as pressure to address environmental...
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CP – B.C. – Alaska sign cross-border mining collaboration pact.

By Dirk Meissner VICTORIA – The threat of a mining disaster similar to the tailings pond collapse of Mount Polley in central British Columbia has prompted the province and Alaska to sign an environmental protection pact. Premier Christy Clark and Alaska Gov. Bill Walker...
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Alaska Journal of Commerce – Journal of Commerce – Alaska, BC sign transboundary MOU.

By Andrew Jensen. Gov. Bill Walker and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark signed a Memorandum of Understanding Wednesday morning committing to cooperation on transboundary issues, particularly related to concerns in Southeast over mines on the Canadian side of the border. The...
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Penticton Info News – Kamloops council asking Trudeau government for federal panel review on Ajax Mine.

By Dana Reynolds KAMLOOPS – For the third time city council is asking the federal government to consider a federal panel review of the proposed Ajax Mine. With a new federal government in place, Coun. Dieter Dudy asked council to again request the review. He says it’s a...
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CBC – Campbell Highway upgrades favoured Wolverine Mine, say Yukon NDP. Ross River residents still travelling ‘the most awful gravel road’

Yukon’s Opposition says the government made selective improvements when it did road work on the Robert Campbell Highway a few years ago. The road, also known as Yukon’s Highway 4, runs between Watson Lake and Carmacks, and passes through the communities of Ross River...
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Williams Lake Tribune – Mount Polley panic unwarranted: mines minister.

By Monica Lamb-Yorski. The recent actions of Williams Lake Mayor and council have drawn the ire of B.C.’s mines minister. Early last week Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb began demanding the Ministry of Environment issue a water discharge permit immediately for Mount Polley Mine or...
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CoastAlaska News – Tulsequah cleanup won’t restart water-treatment plant.

CoastAlaska News – Tulsequah cleanup won’t restart water-treatment plant. By Ed Schoenfeld, Canadian regulators say the Tulsequah Chief Project, about 40 miles northeast of Juneau, has agreed to reduce pollution leaking into a nearby river. But the controversial proje...
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CBC – Faro mine cleanup slowed by complications: Yukon minister. Site may need expensive new dam and diversion system, Scott Kent says

Cleanup of one of Canada’s most notorious contaminated sites continues, with no end in sight.  Yukon’s mines minister told the legislature on Monday that the government is trying to close the Faro mine site, but there have been frequent setbacks. “Some of the...
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Mining weekly – KWG, Chinese firm consider Ring of Fire transportation corridor collaboration 25th November 2015

 By Ilan Solomons Chromite explorer KWG Resources and Chinese State-owned China Railway First Survey & Design Institute Group (FSDI) are considering a possible transaction for FSDI to undertake a feasibility study on behalf of KWG on all aspects of the construction ...
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Toronto Star – $2 trillion in planned oil, coal spending not needed by 2025.

Toronto Star – $2 trillion in planned oil, coal spending not needed by 2025. By Tyler Hamilton. Companies that misread global demand for fossil fuels could waste up to $220 billion (U.S.) by 2025 on new Canadian projects that aren’t needed, according to a report that sees...
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CFNR (with audio) – Differing opinions on Mt. Polley as containment pond nearly full.

By Gene Law. Two First Nations are sounding the alarm over the possibility of another possible disaster at Mount Polley. The Imperial Metals-owned copper and gold mine in BC’s Interior made headlines in mid-2014 when a tailings-pond dam breached without warning, spilling millions...
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BIV – Rising water at Mount Polley mine containment pond raising alarm bells.

By Nelson Bennett Heavy snowfall has increased the volume of water behind a tailings dam at Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley mine, and concerns are being raised over what could happen as snow melts and the dam’s capacity is overwhelmed. Soda Creek First Nation Chief Donna Dixon said...
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