Vancouver Sun and Victoria Times Colonist – Making mines safe: Victoria gets an ‘F.

By Calvin Sandborn. Dean, University of Victoria, Environmental Law Centre The muddy torrent that ripped down Mount Polley dam and turned gentle Hazeltine Creek into a toxic canyon also did something else: It swept away a decade of empty government boasts about environmental...
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Williams Lake Tribune – Why is B.C. letting mining mess stay that way?

By Marilyn Baptiste British Columbians now know that they are on the hook for cleaning up mining messes to the tune of hundreds of dollars for every man, woman and child in the province. This certainly comes as no surprise to First Nations. Most British Columbians never...
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Press Release May 26, 2016 Imperial Files Mount Polley Mine Technical Report

Vancouver – May 26, 2016 | Imperial Metals Corporation (the “Company”) (III-TSX) has today filed on SEDAR a National Instrument 43-101 compliant 2016 Technical Report on the Mount Polley Mine (the “2016 Report”). The 2016 Report updates all...
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CBC: Federal inspectors find unreported spills at Cantung Mine, issue warning to company. Mine has been in care and maintenance since closure last fall

North American Tungsten Corporation Ltd. has been given a warning by federal inspectors for not complying with its water licence at its defunct Cantung Mine. The mine is located in the N.W.T. about 300 kilometres by road northeast of Watson Lake, Yukon. It closed last fall after...
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Whitehorse Star – Exploration proposal has attracted strong dissent.

By Chuck Tobin Amid staunch opposition, a mineral exploration project on Jubilee Mountain along the Atlin Road has been recommended for approval – with strict conditions. The Teslin office of the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Board issued its recommendation to the Yukon...
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CP – Mining projects getting close look in foreign aid review, says Bibeau.

By Mike Blanchfield OTTAWA – The international development minister says she wants to see what more can be done to help indigenous people who are affected by Canadian mining operations abroad. Marie-Claude Bibeau says that is one potential change in Canada’s foreign...
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Globe and Mail – B.C. mines minister ‘surprised’ by cleanup fund shortfall.

      By Justine Hunter B.C. mines minister Bill Bennett says he was caught off guard when he learned that the province’s mining companies are on the hook for less than half the amount that should be set aside to pay for potential cleanup costs. More than 50 mining...
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Vancouver Sun – B.C. mines threaten Alaska fisheries.

By Cynthia Wallesz, Executive director of the United Southeast Alaska Gillnetters. For two years, I’ve been learning about B.C.’s mining industry and how it is threatening water, ecosystems, salmon and jobs downstream in Southeast Alaska. It’s been shocking to realize the...
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NR – Tsilhqot’in Aboriginal rights and title: Shifting business landscape

Tsilhqot’in Territory, BC (May 26, 2016): The Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG) has reaffirmed the long held view that successful business needs to respect Aboriginal rights and title. This is in response to the recent Supreme Court of Canada’s (SCC) decision dismissing the...
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NR – China Minerals amend its petition for judicial review of Kaska Dene land deal – argues government ignored companies opposition and failed to mention mineral rights.

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CBC – Archeologists to search for artifacts at Yukon’s Faro mine site. Managing the contaminated site means finding and preserving anything of historic significance.

There could be more digging this summer at Yukon’s notoriously contaminated Faro mine site, but this time it will be archeologists, not miners, doing the work. They’ll be looking for anything of historic significance that should be preserved or protected, as work...
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