CBC – ‘New engagement, new co-operation’ in Yukon, First Nations mining deal. ‘I think I learned a lot as a leader,’ said Premier Darrell Pasloski

The Yukon government and the territory’s self-governing First Nations have reached a deal to bring the two sides closer together on mining issues. Among other things, they’ve developed a government-to-government protocol to improve communication. They’ve also...
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Stockwatch.com – Taseko loses libel case against WCWC .

By Mike Caswell Taseko Mines Ltd. has lost the defamation case it filed in the Supreme Court of British Columbia against the Western Canada Wilderness Committee. A judge has ruled that articles criticizing the company over its proposed plans to build the Prosperity mine were not...
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CBC – Environmentalists win defamation court battle with Taseko Mines. Wilderness Committee awarded special costs after claiming company’s suit aimed to silence critics.

By Jason Proctor The Wilderness Committee is claiming a major court victory after a B.C. Supreme Court judge dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed against the environmental organization by Taseko Mines. In a strongly-worded decision, Justice Gordon Funt issued special costs in...
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Northern Miner – Letter to the editor: Reliable access vs. reliable understanding in BC.

By Chief Joe Alphonse, TNG Tribal Chair While Mr. Dirom’s recent opinion piece, “B.C. explorers need reliable access to land to make discoveries” (T.N.M., Jan. 25-31, 2016) raises valid concerns, he offers only the same tired and outdated responses that are actually hindering...
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Williams Lake Tribune – Environmental group exonerated in defamation suit.

 By Monica Lamb-Yorski An environmental group critical of the controversial New Prosperity Mine Project was exonerated of any wrongdoing in a defamation lawsuit. In his written decision released Monday, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Gordon Funt criticized Taseko Mines Ltd. and said...
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Financial Post – Proxy fights get started: Raging River wants change at Taseko Mines.

By Barry Crtichley It hasn’t taken long for activist investors to get busy in 2016. In its first foray into Canada, Raging River Capital, a Chicago-based private equity/investment firm has requested a shareholder’s meeting of Vancouver-based Taseko Mines. Raging River has a 5.1...
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CJFC Kamloops – KGHM-Ajax officials appear before Kamloops City Council.

By Tanya Cronin KAMLOOPS — KGHM-Ajax officials appeared at Kamloops council today for the first time since they submitted their application to the Environmental Assessment Office. Officials say they are available to come back if council decides. One question from council focused...
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News Talk 980 CKNW – B.C. government to launch review of struggling mining industry.

By Shane Woodford B.C.’s ailing mining industry is about to get a thorough going-over to determine how things can be improved. Mines Minister Bill Bennett says he will soon launch a competitive analysis of the entire industry. “I will be naming somebody from the mining industry...
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NR – Court exonerates Wilderness Committee in Taseko Mines defamation suit

VANCOUVER – The Wilderness Committee is celebrating a BC Supreme Court ruling that confirmed the environmental group was within its rights to criticize a proposed mine project located west of Williams Lake, BC. In early 2012, Taseko Mines filed a lawsuit alleging that the...
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Yukon News – Yukon government and Kaska sign resource agreement. The Kaska Nation and Yukon government signed an agreement Monday outlining plans for negotiating economic development and resource management.

By Maura Forrest The Yukon government has signed an agreement with the Kaska Nation that sets out a plan for negotiating resource management and economic development on Kaska territory. The framework agreement was announced at the 2016 Mineral Exploration Roundup in Vancouver on...
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Whitehorse Star – ‘This is truly an historic day’: premier on pact. A framework agreement between the Yukon government and the Kaska Nation includes $3.3 million from the territory to the Kaska for continuing negotiations.

By Chuck Tobin A framework agreement between the Yukon government and the Kaska Nation includes $3.3 million from the territory to the Kaska for continuing negotiations. The agreement was announced this morning in Vancouver, where the premier and members of his cabinet are...
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BiV – Junior miner alleges de facto expropriation in treaty deal. Company files petition asking the court to quash a transfer of land over which is has mineral claims.

A junior mining company is asking the B.C. Supreme Court to quash a transfer of land as part of an interim treaty settlement that the company claims is a de facto expropriation of its mining rights. China Minerals Mining Corp. (TSX-V:CMV) and its subsidiary, Cassiar Gold Corp.,...
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