The Drive FM – BC indigenous women stake claim on Minister Bennett’s Cranbrook property

It took less than an hour for a group of indigenous women to stake a claim on a Cranbrook property owned by Minster Bill Bennett. First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining filed an application with the province to become a free miner and then used the ministry’s online...
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CFRN FM, with audio – Advocacy group raising concerns about easiness for mining companies to stake claims for mineral exploration

A group is raising concerns about how easy it is for mining companies to stake claims for mineral exploration on properties. The First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining says they were able stake a claim on the BC Mining Minister’s property for $130 and little paper...
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BiV – Biggest problem for mining is public trust; Native group stakes mineral claim on mines minister’s land, but can they go drilling?

By Nelson Bennett. Last week, in an effort to show how easy it is for someone to stake a mineral claim in B.C., Bev Sellars, chairwoman of B.C.’s First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining, filed a mineral claim on land owned by Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett.  It...
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CTV  Okanagan – Wildsight and the Flathead Wild Coalition are renewing their call for a halt to new coal mines in BC’s Elk River Valley.

In light of recent charges brought against Teck under the Fisheries Act for fish deaths resulting from the failure of their selenium treatment plant in 2014, Wildsight and the Flathead Wild Coalition are renewing their call for a halt to new coal mines in BC’s Elk River Valley....
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DeSmog – Mining Giant Taseko Seeks to Revive B.C. Gold Mine Twice-Rejected by Harper Government.

By Judith Lavoie. Two rejections by the federal government have not deterred a Vancouver mining company from again heading to court in an effort to quash Ottawa’s decision to turn down a proposal for an open-pit copper and gold mine in an area where the Tsilhqot’in Nation has...
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CBC – First Nations and Taseko Mines face off in federal court. First Nations leaders attempting to block Vancouver company from reviving $1.5B project near Williams Lake

Several B.C. First Nations leaders are in court this week attempting to block Taseko Mines Ltd. from reviving a 1.5-billion dollar mine project that has twice been refused by the federal government. Taseko is bringing forward a constitutional challenge with hopes of overturning a...
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Water Canada – B.C. First Nation in Court to Fight Proposed Mine

Water Canada – B.C. First Nation in Court to Fight Proposed Mine The Tsilhqot’in Nation is in federal court in Vancouver this week to oppose an attempt by Taseko Mines Limited (TSX:TKO) (TML) to overturn the 2014 federal rejection of TML’s proposed New Prosperity Mine,...
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NR – Tsilhqot’in Nation defends its lands and waters from Taseko Mines Ltd.

PRESS RELEASE Tsilhqot’in Nation defends its lands and waters from Taseko Mines Ltd. Nation fighting company’s efforts to revive twice-rejected mine Vancouver, BC (Coast Salish Territory): January 30, 2017: The Tsilhqot’in Nation is in Federal Court in Vancouver this week to...
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Globe and Mail – Proposal to revive Taseko mine looms as test for B.C. government

  By Justine Hunter. VICTORIA — The Tsilhqot’in First Nation played host to federal Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett on Friday, wrapping up her visit to their territory in B.C.’s Interior with a signing ceremony committing the two governments to...
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The Straight – Taseko Mines and Tsilquot’in will resume fight over Prosperity mine in Federal Court.

By Charlie Smith The Prosperity mine has twice been rejected by the federal government, but that hasn’t stopped a Vancouver company from going to court to get the project back on track. Taseko Mines Ltd. has launched a constitutional challenge against the Canadian...
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Williams Lake Tribune:

By Monica Lamb-Yorski A van load of chiefs and elders from two Tsilhqot’in communities have travelled to Vancouver to attend a BC Supreme Court civil claim concerning the Taseko Mines Ltd.’s New Prosperity Mine project. In its lawsuit, Taseko claims the Government of...
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National Post – ‘One we’ll talk about for many years’: Centerra-Thompson Creek deal was string of wins. By Sunny Freeman Disgruntled bondholders, a royalty holder to appease, a hostile foreign shareholder: those are some of the issues that made Centerra Gold’s US$1.1-billion takeover of Thompson Creek Metals one of 2016’s most challenging deals. “This is one that we’ll talk about for many years,” said Jason Neal, co-head of global mining and metals at BMO Capital Markets, the bank that acted as both advisor to the seller — Thompson Creek — and lead financier for the buyer — Centerra. “It’s highly atypical for the sell side advisor to be top left for the buyer financing — I can’t think of another example in mining.” The deal may have been a particular score for BMO, but all of the bankers involved in getting it done believe it generated a unique string of wins for several parties concerned. In mid-2015, commodity prices were in the doldrums as the clock was ticking down toward a 2017 repayment date for the first instalment of debt Thompson Creek had amassed to develop its Mount Milligan copper-gold mine in British Columbia. The company had few options but to try and refinance or put itself on the auction block. Thompson Creek, whose shares had traded at $25 at a 2007 peak, had become a penny stock. …Full article: http://business.financialpost.com/news/fp-street/one-well-talk-about-for-many-years-centerra-thompson-creek-deal-was-string-of-wins

By Sunny Freeman Disgruntled bondholders, a royalty holder to appease, a hostile foreign shareholder: those are some of the issues that made Centerra Gold’s US$1.1-billion takeover of Thompson Creek Metals one of 2016’s most challenging deals “This is one that we’ll talk about...
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