Victoria Times Colonist – B.C. slow to enforce environmental laws.

By David R. Boyd, Env. law professor, author. Reviewing a decade’s worth of data on the enforcement of environmental law in B.C. reveals a dramatic decline in the number of offenders charged with, prosecuted for and convicted of environmental offences. The B.C. government...
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CFNR – Lake Babine says proposed Morrison Mine still flawed.

By Bill Fee. The Lake Babine Nation says a new application involving a proposed gold and copper mine near the headwaters of the Skeena River doesn’t fix the problems identified in the provincial rejection of the project. Pacific Booker Minerals wants to convert its mineral claim...
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Talk 980 CKNW – Residents vent frustrations after Mount Polley Mine resumes effluent discharge.

By Simon Little. Two and a half years after a tailings pond breach sent millions of cubic meters of contaminated waste-water into Quesnel Lake, the Mount Polley mine has a new permit to discharge effluent into the body of water. The province says the temporary permit, granted...
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Kamloops This Week – Where the facts are not mined.

By Christopher Foulds. In war, they say, the first casualty is truth. In the ongoing battle over Ajax, there are dozens of virtual bodies littering cyberspace, many courtesy of the Facebook page called Support Ajax Mine. To be clear, the page is the creation of those who support...
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Rabble.ca – Poetic documentary ‘Koneline’ brings B.C. mining into focus.

 By June Chua. Canada’s Nettie Wild has never shied away from tough topics — from the Zapatista movement in Mexico (A Place Called Chiapas) to delving into the darkness of addiction in FIX: The Story of an Addicted City, the director has combed the social justice...
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Globe and Mail – Mount Polley mine resumes effluent discharge into Quesnel Lake.

 By Mark Hume.  Effluent from the Mount Polley mine is again flowing into Quesnel Lake in South-Central British Columbia nearly two years after a catastrophic tailings pond breach caused one of the worst mining accidents in Canadian history. In a recent decision, the B.C....
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Kamloops This Week – ‘Warrior blood’ added to Ajax debate.

 By Cam Fortems. JACKO LAKE — Two Chilcotin First Nations leaders who stared down a mining company and changed the nature of land title in this country urged Secwepemc people gathered at the Ajax mine site Wednesday to stand up for their rights. Several hundred people, many of...
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Vancouver Sun – Eight B.C. mines get power break worth $8 million per month.

By Derrick Penner. British Columbia mines are getting a break worth $8 million per month from the provincial program that allows them to defer most of their most of their BC Hydro bills during tough times. Eight mines have signed up, according to the Ministry of Energy and Mines....
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 By Terry Reith and Briar Stewart. In the heartland of Oklahoma sits a pretty town dotted with American flags and a quaint main street of century-old brick buildings. But in Guthrie, the devastating impact of oil-industry-induced earthquakes is being felt hard. Look closely and...
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Tsilhqot’in Nation responds to increased level of violence

Williams Lake, BC (April 27, 2016): The Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG) leadership, comprised of six Tsilhqot’in Chiefs, is deeply troubled by the level of violent activity occurring in Williams Lake and surrounding communities. Over the past few years a number ...
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Lake Babine Nation – Pacific Booker Minerals’ mining lease application does not improve flawed project

Lake Babine Nation 225 SUS AVENUE P.O. BOX 879 BURNS LAKE, BC VOJ 1E0 TEL.: 250-692-4700 FAX: 250-692-4790 Wednesday, April 27, 2016: Pacific Booker Minerals (PBM) has applied to the Province to convert its mineral claim in the Morrison Lake area into a mining lease. Lake Babine...
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AuRico Metals’ Application for Environmental Assessment Certificate for the Kemess Underground Project is Formally Accepted

TORONTO, April 25, 2016 /CNW/ – AuRico Metals Inc. (TSX: AMI) (“AuRico” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Environmental Assessment Certificate application (the “Application”) for its Kemess Underground Project has been...
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