Northern Miner – Commentary: Mine development and exploration in BC — where we stand in 2017.

By Gavin Dirom. Thousands of members of the global mineral exploration and development industry are meeting in Vancouver from Jan. 23-26 at the Association for Mineral Exploration (AME) Roundup conference.  Roundup marks the inaugural event in the exploration year at which we...
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CBC – Contaminated mine ‘an embarrassment to Canada’, says Yukon judge. Supreme Court justice cites ‘unscrupulous and unchecked profiteering’ at BYG’s Mount Nansen mine

A Yukon judge has delivered a strongly-worded “wake up call” to Canadian taxpayers, who are now on the hook for another expensive mine cleanup in the territory. Yukon Supreme Court justice Ron Veale approved a clean up plan for the abandoned Mount Nansen mine site,...
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Canadian Mining Journal – High grades routine at Golden Predator’s 3 Aces exploration project

You don’t have to be a card player to recognized a lucky hand. That’s what Golden Predator Mining Corp. has been drilling at its 225 km², 3 Aces gold property, located in southeast Yukon. Hosting the two highest grade surface outcrops discovered to date in the Yukon and zone...
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CBC – Sabina Back River gold mine proposal needs more study, Ottawa tells NIRB… caribou concerns

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett says the federal government is not ready to reject a proposal for gold mine in Nunavut’s Kitikmeot region, calling it “premature” to conclude the effects of the mine would be unmanageable. The Nunavut...
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The Tyee – ‘Duty to Consult’ a Cruel Joke If First Nations Can’t Handle the Load. Insider reveals hidden barrier to fair dealing with Indigenous governments about big-ticket projects.

By Alex Power. Regulatory and Research Specialist with the Yellowknives Dene First Nation. Whenever there’s a large project in Canada, whether it’s a new mine or major infrastructure, there’s a constitutionally based “duty to consult” with affected Indigenous parties. In the...
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Various coverage – Crown attempts to stay MiningWatch’s charges against Mount Polley.

Mining.com – By Valentina Ruiz Leotaud. Public Service of Canada prosecutor Alexander Clarkson announced that the Crown wants to enter a stay of proceedings in relation to MiningWatch Canada’s private prosecution against the Mount Polley Mining Corporation and the...
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