Southeast Alaskans Ask Canada to Strengthen Its Environmental Laws.

By Carol Linnitt British Columbia’s environmental review process simply isn’t strong enough to protect Alaskan communities and rivers from the province’s mining boom, Jill Weitz, American campaigner with Salmon Beyond Borders, recently told a panel reviewing Canada’s...
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Vancouver Sun – Innovation in mining could lead to less environmental impact.

 By Derrick Penner Innovations in mining could one day lead to mines without giant holes in the ground. It sounds simplistic, but innovations in mining — from the development of sensor-driven autonomous mining machines to advances in the microbiology of minerals — promise viable...
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Global TV – B.C. clean-tech company in the running for $20M prize

Terra CO2 Technologies is developing a method to take two types of waste — acidic drainage and carbon dioxide emissions — and combine them into a stable, environmentally-friendly byproduct. Terra CO2 is the only B.C. company in the running for the NRG Cosia Carbon XPrize, a...
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Mining. Com – These were the top Canadian mining topics of 2016

  Tailings rules tightened B.C.’s Ministry of Energy and Mines marked the two-year anniversary of the Mount Polley tailings dam breach by announcing updates to the province’s mining code, including new criteria for the operation of tailings ponds. In all, the government’s...
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CBC – Yukon’s Minto mine OK’d to ramp up operations. Workers are set to begin stripping and mining a new open pit at the Yukon copper mine

The Yukon government has given Minto Exploration Limited permission to extract copper ore from a new open pit mine at its property in central Yukon. The company closed down its last open pit mine in October, resulting in 58 layoffs by contractor Pelly Construction as well as...
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Gov. BC – Tulsequah Mine Information –

Tulsequah Mine Information – Last Modified: 2016-12-19 The Tulsequah Chief mine, 100 km south-west of Atlin B.C., was operated by Cominco as a copper/lead/zinc, silver and gold mine from 1950 to 1957. The mine site is on the Tulsequah River about 10 km upstream from its...
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Globe and Mail – Mount Polley waste water discharge in Quesnel Lake worries residents.

By Mark Hume. A proposal by Mount Polley Mining Corp. to discharge effluent into Quesnel Lake is running into opposition from local residents who say the company is “piling on” to the pollution it has already caused. Two years ago a catastrophic tailings pond breach...
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Canadian Mining Journal-  PROJECT REVIEW: First Nation offers video on how to collaborate with the resource industry

 …  Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwepemc Nation (SSN) has participated in the current BC and federal EA review and were pleased to be recognized as innovators regarding their unique project review process to assess the Ajax open pit gold mine as proposed by KGHM Canada. Tk’emlúps te...
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Reuters – De Beers to flood Canada diamond mine after failing to find buyer.

By Susan Taylor TORONTO (Reuters) – Anglo American Plc’s (AAL.L) De Beers said on Thursday it failed to find a buyer for its money-losing Snap Lake mine in Canada’s Arctic and would start flooding the underground operation in early January. De Beers, which hired...
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Le Devoir – The Gender Impacts of the Northern Plan. Jessica Gosselin questions the lack of differentiated gender analysis in developing the Plan Nord.

As the Arctic Circle summit ended in Quebec City on Tuesday and Prime Minister Couillard took advantage of the opportunity to resume the promotion of the Plan Nord, the consultation of the plan of action and the strategic plan version 2016 makes it easy to see that an in-depth...
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Prince George Citizen – Mount Polley brings new cause for concern – FNWARM

By Jacinda Mack. The Fraser River watershed is the bloodline of our beautiful province. It reaches from deep in the Rocky Mountains and winds 1,375 kilometres south to the Straight of Georgia at Vancouver. Its major tributaries, the Nechako, Quesnel, Chilko and Thompson Rivers,...
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Hill Times – MAC: Feds should fund indigenous environmental guardians network

Researchers studying a similar Australian program suggested that for every $1 invested, $3 in social, economic, and cultural value is created. By PIERRE GRATTON. President and CEO of the Mining Association of Canada.  Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 12:00 AM OTTAWA—When it comes to...
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