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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Vancouver Sun – Underfunding for mine cleanups rises to more than $1.27 billion.

By Gordon Hoekstra Underfunding for the clean-up of mines inched up to $1.273 billion in 2015, upping the level of financial risk to taxpayers above what it was the year before. The estimate is up from $1.263 billion in 2014 and may continue to increase, according to B.C. Energy...
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CBC – Growing impatient, Nahanni Butte starts building own road to mine. Band could face issues if land use permits are not secured.

By Mark Rendell. After waiting nearly three years for the approval of an all-season road into the heart of Nahanni National Park, the Nahanni Butte Dene Band began cutting its own path last week. The proposed road to the Prairie Creek zinc mine has been limping through the...
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CBC – Ring of Fire mining development still years away from delivering on a decade of hype.

Noront Resources, Neskantaga First Nation disagree even on whether they’re talking to each other. By Jody Porter Ten years after a large chromite deposit in Ontario’s James Bay lowlands was first discovered and declared a “game-changer” for th...
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