FNWARM: Juneau Empire – At Mount Polley, the anniversary of fear must end.

By Jacinda Mack. Quesnel Lake, BC — It is three years since Mount Polley Mine’s massive tailings dam collapsed, creating the biggest, most destructive mining waste disaster in Canadian history: 26 billion litres of waste rock, polluted water, heavy metals, and processing...
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The Tyee – BC needs big money corruption inquiry.

Christy Clark rounded out her final days in office with a parting gift — not to British Columbians but to a loyal BC Liberal donor, Taseko Mines. The company donated more than $130,000 to the BC Liberals, and now they’ve scooped up Clark’s prize. While members of the...
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CP – B.C.’s new Energy [and Mining] Minister receives her expectations from Premier Horgan

CP – B.C.’s new Energy [and Mining] Minister receives her expectations from Premier Horgan VICTORIA, B.C. – British Columbia now has a new Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources and we now know what Premier John Horgan will expect of the Honourable Michelle...
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Victoria Times Colonist – . Time for true respect for Indigenous People

By Chief Russell Myers Ross: Imagine you have an evacuation order placed on your community. Fires are raging in the heat and there is no expectation of rain for two weeks. The fires are surrounding your community on the west and east. As a leader, you are trying your best to...
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DeSmog – No Charges, No Fines For Mount Polley Mine Disaster as Three-Year Legal Deadline Approaches.

By Carol Linnitt. Considered one of the worst environmental disasters in Canadian history, the failure of the Mount Polley tailings pond sent an estimated 25 million cubic metres of contaminated mine waste flooding into Quesnel Lake, a source of drinking water for local residents...
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Tŝilhqot’in National Government NR – In time of crisis, B.C makes unbelievable move to approve drilling permits for twice rejected New Prosperity mine. Tsilhqot’in forced to begin legal challenge while fighting wildfires

Williams Lake, BC: July 17, 2017: In a shocking move, while four of six Tsilhqot’in communities are evacuated due to raging wildfires surrounding their communities, and while the communities have engaged in brave efforts to fight for their very survival, British Columbia has...
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Globe and Mail – Kamloops city council votes against controversial Ajax copper-gold mine.

Wendy Stueck. Local politicians in Kamloops, B.C., voted on Monday to oppose a controversial copper-gold mine that would operate just outside of the city limits. The city doesn’t have the authority to stop the Ajax mine, owned by Poland-based KGHM, but hopes federal and...
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The Tyee – Mount Polley Disaster Brought Quick Government PR Response, Documents Show. Three-year-old FOI request reveals early belief laws broken and co-ordination with mine owner.

The Tyee – Mount Polley Disaster Brought Quick Government PR Response, Documents Show. Three-year-old FOI request reveals early belief laws broken and co-ordination with mine owner. By Jeremy J. Nuttall In the hours after the 2014 Mount Polley mine disaster, authorities were...
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Mining.com EPA to withdraw restrictions on Northern Dynasty’s Pebble mine. By Cecelia Jamasmie.

A decision by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could pave the way for Northern Dynasty Minerals’ (TSX:NDM) vast but stalled Pebble copper-gold-silver project in Alaska The EPA proposed late Tuesday (July 11) revoking a 2014 ruling that bans large-scale mining in the...
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Ha-Shilth-Sa – Fisheries Act update lacks recognition of traditional rights, says First Nations council

While an update to Canada’s Fisheries Act is underway, recognition of aboriginal rights needs to be included in the legislation for it be modernized, says the First Nations Fisheries Council of B.C. Under the previous governance of the Conservatives, changes were made to the...
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Nelson Daily Star – City lets mineral claim lapse and decides to dedicate park instead

The city has decided to throw in the towel on an unworked mineral claim that was once kept to insure mining did not disturb city infrastructure. The rights to the mineral claim for the lands around the slag pile and the East Zone Reservoir will now lapse after city council voted...
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PWYP-Canada launched its new report “Many Ways to Lose a Billion: how Governments Fail to Secure a Fair Share of Natural Resource Wealth.”

Resource sharing Study: Today, PWYP-Canada launched its new report “Many Ways to Lose a Billion: how Governments Fail to Secure a Fair Share of Natural Resource Wealth.” This report examines the pathways to government revenue loss in the extractive sector and explores possible...
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