APTN National News – BC First Nations hope new reports put pressure on government to overhaul mining rules.

 By Cara McKenna  Two reports say the province of British Columbia is failing to protect the environment from potential dangers from the mining industry. The reports were released two years after a tailings dam breach ravaged communities in northern B.C. Link: video from May 17,...
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Canadian Mining Journal – ENVIRONMENT: UBCIC report blasts BC policy as risky mining

VANCOUVER – The British Columbia government shows a dangerous disregard for environmental monitoring, reporting and protection among mining companies by letting them off the hook for the full costs of environmental reclamation. So says a report released on May 16 by the Union of...
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Globe and Mail – B.C. dam failures point to government oversight problems.

By Justine Hunter The environmental disaster resulting from the Mount Polley tailings pond dam failure has opened up the B.C. Liberal government to the charge that it has failed to maintain a healthy oversight of the province’s natural resources development. The toughest...
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Globe and Mail – Liberal endorsement of UN declaration ‘mutually beneficial:’ AFN Chief.

By Gloria Galloway The head of the country’s largest aboriginal organization is urging calm as politicians and resource companies contemplate the potential effects on resource development of Canada’s unqualified endorsement of a United Nations declaration on indigenous rights....
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Globe and Mail – Alaska asks John Kerry to raise B.C. mine pollution concerns with Canada.

By Mark Hume British Columbia’s downstream neighbours in Alaska have long been concerned about mining pollution flowing across the border. Now that B.C.’s Auditor-General has confirmed that those fears are well founded, issuing an audit recently that found the province is doing a...
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Juneau Empire Editorial: Deja vu over mining mess

“The Tulsequah Chief mine missed a Canadian deadline to clean up its toxic metal pollution on Thursday.” That was the first line of a Juneau Empire article published July 1, 2005. More than a decade later, acidic water continues to run from the mine into the Taku River. Many...
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UBCIC – BC encouraging environmentally risky mining and creating massive taxpayer liability – with link to report

NEWS RELEASE May 16, 2016 BC encouraging environmentally risky mining and creating massive taxpayer liability  (Coast Salish Territory / Vancouver BC – May 16, 2016). The BC government is enabling a dangerous disregard for environmental monitoring, reporting and protection among...
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Globe and Mail – Demand for gold skyrockets but skeptics wary of rally

Globe and Mail – Demand for gold skyrockets but skeptics wary of rally The World Gold Council, the marketing arm of the gold industry, announced on Thursday that demand for the precious metal hit its second-highest level on record during the first quarter of the year....
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CBC – Goldcorp’s plan to buy Kaminak ‘great news for the Yukon.’ Kaminak’s main asset is Coffee Gold project south of Dawson City.

By Paul Tukker Goldcorp, one of the world’s largest gold producers, has agreed to purchase the Kaminak Gold Corporation, a junior mining company looking to develop a new mine near Dawson City. The deal comes as the price of gold continues to trend upward. On Thursday, it...
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CBC – Citizens group concerned about Mount Polley Mine discharge. Some people near Quesnel Lake want the Mount Polley mine to stop dumping waste water into lake.

Almost two years after the Mount Polley mine disaster,  people who live downstream have new concerns now. The mine went back into operation last summer. And just a few weeks ago, it started releasing un-treated effluent directly into Quesnel Lake. The discharge of waste water...
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CBC – Demand grows in N.W.T. for drone-led site surveys. Diavik Diamond Mine used new technology to survey latest expansion project

Drones are helping save time and money when it comes to surveying remote mining sites and other infrastructure in Canada’s North, and at least one business in the N.W.T. says demand for the technology is growing. Canada’s second diamond mine, Diavik, put two drones to...
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CBC – Mining project will harm caribou, says Yukon board. YESAB recommends controversial placer mining project at Judas Creek be stopped

Yukon assessors have sided with the territory’s environment department, in deciding a proposed mining operation could harm caribou and should be stopped. The Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Board (YESAB) has recommended the government reject a proposed...
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