Prince George Now – Blackwater gold project expands mine water treatment plans

The Blackwater Gold Mine planned for south of Vanderhoof is making changes to its proposal so it can manage mine water and tailings better. Project Manager Tim Bekhuys says they will adding a water treatment plant to the facility, “that allows for greater recycling and greater...
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Mining.com – Why Samarco tailings dam failed.

By Michael Allan McCrae. Samarco failed after some small earthquakes caused an already stressed tailings dam to liquify, according to the Fundão Tailings Dam Review Panel that released its findings today. The November 2015 dam failure resulted in 19 deaths. The owners of Samarco,...
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Globe and Mail – U.S. judge orders Teck Resources to pay aboriginal group $8.25-million.

 By Sunny Dhillon. Vancouver-based Teck Resources Ltd. says it is “reviewing the implications” after a U.S. judge ruled it must pay an aboriginal group $8.25-million (U.S.) in costs. Members of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation – which is comprised of 12...
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Mining.com: Kinross Gold halts Maricunga mine in Chile, lays off 300 workers.

Cecilia Jamasmie Kinross Gold (TSE:K) (NYSE:KGC), the world’s fifth largest miner of the precious metal by output, has suspended operations at its main mine in Chile earlier than planned after a court upheld the country’s regulator (SMA) decision to shut down the water...
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CBC – Golden opportunity lost: mining company rejects B.C. offer worth millions. Edmonton-based company will mine silica sand from the Golden area, but process it in Newport, Washington

The town of Golden, B.C. just missed out on a golden opportunity — the chance to process the silica sand that is mined in the region and the over 100 accompanying full-time jobs. HiTest, an Edmonton-based mining company, spent months negotiating with the municipal and provincial...
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CBC – Goldcorp increases Yukon-based staff for Klondike gold claims. Vancouver-based company is preparing for environmental regulatory process

Goldcorp, the company that bought the Kaminak Gold Corporation and its mineral claims south of Dawson City, says it is gradually ramping-up the number of staff in the Yukon. Brent Bergeron, Goldcorp’s vice president of corporate affairs, says the company is moving ahead...
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WL Tribune – Tsilhqot’in want fishery meeting

The Tsilhqot’in in B.C.’s Interior want a greater say in B.C.’s salmon fishery, said Tletinqox Chief and Tsilhqot’in National Government Chair Joe Alphonse. Since February of this year, the Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG) has sent three separate letters to the Minister of...
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Chilliwack Times – First Nations band near Chilliwack files ‘landmark’ legal action against Canada, B.C.

By Paul J Henderson A local First Nations band announced Wednesday what it calls “a landmark legal action” in the Supreme Court of British Columbia against the governments of Canada and B.C. seeking to confirm control of its fishing rights in the area. The...
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Bev’s new book: Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival

Bev’s new book: Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival is a new book by former chief Bev Sellars that untangles truth from some of the myths about First Nations and addresses misconceptions still widely believed today. Based on a popular presentation Sellars often...
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CP – Venezuela ordered to pay Vancouver-based mining firm more than US$1.2 billion. By Craig Wong.

An international arbitration tribunal has ordered Venezuela to pay a Vancouver-based mining company more than US$1.2 billion for expropriating its gold mines. Venezuela took over Rusoro Mining’s investments in the country as part of a nationalization of the gold industry in...
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Grand Falls Advertiser – Vale N.L. fined $30,000 for Fisheries Act violation. Human error, offline alarms led to illegal dumping

Vale Newfoundland and Labrador has pleaded guilty to sending waste harmful to fish into Anaktalak Bay, Labrador over the course of two days in 2013. In provincial court in St. John’s this morning, the company was sentenced to pay $30,000 after pleading guilty to a single...
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CP – Conservative critic calls for coal mine development in southeast B.C.

CP – Conservative critic calls for coal mine development in southeast B.C. CRANBROOK, B.C. – The Conservative party’s natural resources critic is calling on the federal Liberals to move forward with the development of a coal field near Cranbrook, B.C. Candice...
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