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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Globe and Mail – Ottawa to mandate climate tests for proposed pipelines, LNG terminal.

By Shawn McCarthy The federal government plans to require a separate climate test for proposed pipelines and a planned LNG export terminal, which are now under regulatory review, to determine their impact on Canada’s greenhouse-gas emissions, a move that could impose new delays...
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CBC – Yukon to spend $900K to promote mining and exploration. Money to be spent over three years by Yukon Mining Alliance

The Yukon government is giving nearly a million dollars to a group of mining and exploration companies, to attract investment in the territory’s beleaguered minerals sector. The $900,000 in government money is to be spent over the next three years by the Yukon Mining...
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Vancouver Sun – Premier promises B.C. mines will be able to defer power bills.

By Derrick Penner. VANCOUVER - The province is working on a plan to allow struggling mines in British Columbia to defer electricity bills during the downturn in their industry, Premier Christy Clark said this morning. However, the measure won't be a subsidy and will have to be a...
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