Williams Lake Tribune – Amended application for New Prosperity Mine project raises objections from chiefs.

By Monica Lamb-Yorsky Taseko Mines Ltd.’s application to amend its environmental assessment certificate for the New Prosperity Gold Copper Project is not sitting well with two Tsilhqot’in chiefs. “We are not happy,” Xeni Gwet’in Chief and Tsilhqot’in National Government...
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BiV – Goldcorp posts loss, Teck posts profit. Goldcorp and Barrick both see shares dip, despite rising gold prices.

By Nelson Bennett Goldcorp. (TSX:G) shares were getting hammered today, following a second quarter financial report on July 27 in which the Vancouver gold miner reported a $78 million loss. Shares were down by about 4.5% on July 28. Meanwhile, Vancouver’s largest mining company,...
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Vancouver Sun – Tsilhqot’in file claim to private land to preserve right to potential compensation.

By Gordon Hoekstra. The Tsilhqot’in have quietly filed claim in B.C. Supreme Court to private land on a vast B.C. Interior territory they claimed in their historic 2014 Supreme Court of Canada victory. The high court granted title (a first for First Nations) to 1,700 square...
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CBC – Alberta to audit coal mines to ensure there’s money for cleanup.

 Companies must post a deposit, but it may fall short of the actual cost of reclamation As Alberta moves away from coal-fired electricity, the provincial government is trying to ensure it will not be on the hook to clean up old coal mines once they stop operating. The Alberta...
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Globe and Mail – Critics, officials disturbed as Taseko mine plans to conduct test drilling.

By Mark Hume A proposed $1.5-billion mine that has twice been rejected by Ottawa because of environmental concerns appears to have been given new life, much to the dismay of First Nations and other critics. In a statement released Tuesday, the Tsilhqot’in National Government,...
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Vancouver Sun – B.C. mining companies get bounce out of gold’s rebound.

By Derek Penner The price of gold has rebounded 26 per cent to US$1,320 from a low of US$1,050 last December, which has unleashed a spurt of new investment into B.C.’s mining sector being felt from the big international producers to junior exploration companies operating in the...
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Resource Clips – Do mining proposals really need both provincial and federal enviro scrutiny?

By Greg Klein Ottawa’s rejection of the proposed New Prosperity copper-gold mine in British Columbia certainly hasn’t gone unchallenged. Taseko Mines TSX:TKO has already launched two judicial reviews as well as a civil suit castigating the manner in which the company says the...
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Mining.com – Goldcorp-Kaminak deal sealed. Coffee project in the Canadian Yukon expected to yield 1.9 million ounces

Goldcorp. Inc. (TSX:G) finalized the acquisition of Vancouver junior miner Kaminak Gold Corp. (TSX-V: KAM:) this week, and is also moving to acquire a 20% stake in Vancouver junior, Independence Gold Corp. Both have gold properties in the Yukon. Earlier this week, Goldcorp...
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CBC – De Beers puts shuttered Snap Lake diamond mine up for sale. Company hopes to find buyer before flooding of mine begins in fall.

By Guy Quenneville. De Beers is putting the N.W.T.’s Snap Lake diamond mine up for sale. The company began suspending operations at the unprofitable mine, located 220 kilometres northeast of Yellowknife, in December. Since then it’s been planning to flood the...
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Globe and Mail – Gold producers’ big test: Time to end the restraint?

By Ian McGuigan It’s showtime for the hottest sector of the Canadian stock market. After markets close on Wednesday, four major gold producers – Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., Barrick Gold Corp., Goldcorp Inc. and Kinross Gold Corp. – will roll out their second-quarter results within...
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News Release – B.C. completes implementation of all independent panel recommendations

News Release – B.C. completes implementation of all independent panel recommendations New changes to the mining code put British Columbia at the forefront of global standards for the safety of tailings storage facilities (TSFs) at mines operating in B.C., Minister of Energy...
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Vancouver Sun – B.C. moves to strengthen mine-waste storage after Mount Polley dam disaster.

By Gordon Hoekstra The B.C. government introduced changes Wednesday meant to strengthen safety of mine-waste storage facilities and their earth-and-rock dams, a response to the catastrophic failure of Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley mine dam two years ago. In a written...
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