BC Mining – Red mountain underground mine:

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – March 31, 2017) – IDM Mining Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:IDM) (“IDM” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Environmental Assessment Office (“EAO”), with the support of provincial,...
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Whitehorse Star – Housing would foil drilling plans, lawyer says. The Yukon Supreme Court is hearing a lawsuit between a local mining company

 The Yukon Supreme Court is hearing a lawsuit between a local mining company, the City of Whitehorse and developers, involving copper mining claims. Wednesday was the first day of the proceedings. The suit by H. Coyne and Sons Ltd. against the city, Corvus Energy Inc. and Raven’s...
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Northern Miner (details look at proespects in NWT and Nunavut) – There’s more than meets the eye in NWT and Nunavut

Northern Miner (details look at proespects in NWT and Nunavut) – There’s more than meets the eye 
in NWT and Nunavut VANCOUVER — Beneath the glacier-scoured lakes and barren tundra of the Northwest Territories (N.W.T.) and Nunavut is a collection of disparate Archean- to...
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Vancouver Sun. Province. Metro and Canada/com – First Nations group calls for moratorium on new placer mining claims.

By Derrick Penner. A First Nations organization critical of British Columbia’s mining industry is calling on the province to put a moratorium on new placer-mining claims adjacent to rivers and streams over pollution concerns and damage to fish habitat. The group First Nations...
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DeSmog – British Columbians Saddled With $40 Million Clean-Up Bill as Imperial Metals Escapes Criminal Charges.

By Judith Lavoie. British Columbian taxpayers will be on the hook for $40 million to clean up https://www.desmog.ca/mount-polley-mine-disaster and the company responsible has once again escaped criminal charges after a private prosecution was dismissed this week.  In August 2014...
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CP – B.C. court shelves group’s private prosecution of Mount Polley mine collapse 

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. — An advocacy group says a B.C. provincial court has shelved a bid to have charges laid for environmental damage caused by a mining disaster in the Interior. MiningWatch Canada says its private prosecution against the province and Mount Polley Mining Corp. for...
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Whitehorse Star – Placer mining claims lawsuit is settled. An agreement has been reached in a lawsuit over placer mining claims in Dawson City.

By Emily Blake  An agreement has been reached in a lawsuit over placer mining claims in Dawson City. The suit by Fine Gold Resources Ltd. against 46205 Yukon Inc., Russian Mining Inc., Them R Gold Ltd., Troy Cahoon, and Richard Fanslow, was settled in Yukon Supreme Court in...
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FNWARM NR and Report: The $64,000 question – Why does BC promote placer mining? – Report calls for moratorium on placer mine claims and work permits

Report: http://www.fairmining.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/BCPlacer_Environment_Economic.pdf The $64,000 question – Why does BC promote placer mining?  Forget TV reality shows – placer mining is a huge economic failure, environmental mess:  Report calls for moratorium on...
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PostMedia – Canada 150: Legendary hero to the Tsilhqot’in, Klatsassin hanged for murder.

By Stephen Hume. To mark Canada’s 150th birthday, we are counting down to Canada Day with profiles of 150 noteworthy British Columbians. Klatsassin? Or was it Klatsassan? Or KIatasine? Even rendered in Tsilhqot’in — he was perhaps a chief, or maybe a war leader — there is...
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CKLB Radio (NWT) – Indigenous Leadership Initiative hope national pilot project is in 2017 Federal Budget

By Josh Campbell pitched to Ottawa last fall. “The Indigenous Leadership Initiative has (made a request to the) federal government to create a national pilot project of Indigenous Guardians, based on the Indigenous Rangers program that has been very successful in Australia,” said...
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CBC – Peel watershed dispute before Supreme Court of Canada this week.

The Supreme Court of Canada will hear a case this week that will shape the future of a vast, pristine wilderness area in northern Yukon. The case will also mark the end of a five-year legal battle over the Peel watershed, and determine what happens when a government fails in its...
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CBC – Dominion Diamond Corporation shares soar amid positive outlook for 2018. Company projects sales growth of 62 per cent for fiscal 2018

Shares in Dominion Diamond Corporation soared 12 per cent Friday after the company reported strong sales guidance for fiscal 2018. The company operates the Ekati diamond mine 310 kilometres northeast of Yellowknife, and owns 40 per cent of the Diavik diamond mine. Dominion...
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