CBC – Yukoners check out job opportunities at Eagle Gold mining project. Potential job seekers were able to talk to major employers at the mine site and ask about training

Dozens of people turned out for a career fair, organized by the Nacho Nyäk Dun First Nation at Yukon College in Whitehorse Tuesday, to apply for jobs and ask about future opportunities at the Eagle Gold mine project north of Mayo, Yukon. It’s probably a first for a mining...
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CBC – Indigenous consultations, protecting environment key to new N.W.T. mining act, says public. GNWT held 1st of many public engagement sessions on new Mineral Resources Act in Yellowknife

The territorial government has begun the process of creating its first made-in-the-N.W.T. mining act. On Monday it held the first of many public engagement sessions in Yellowknife. “This Mineral Resources Act will be made together,” said Pamela Strand, assistant...
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Greyhound Canada applies to stop serving northern B.C., including ‘Highway of Tears’ Transportation company blames public transit and increased urbanization for proposed change

 Greyhound Canada has filed an application to end all its bus runs in northern British Columbia, including on the so-called Highway of Tears, as well as between Victoria and Nanaimo. In an application filed with the B.C. Passenger Transportation Board Aug. 10, the company blames...
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Financial Post – Resource-rich NWT begins rewriting its mining rules in an effort to attract investment.

Miners are one of the biggest private employers in the territory, but existing projects are close to the end of their lives and exploration interest has declined. By Ashley Renders Residents of the resource-rich Northwest Territories began consulting on a new Mineral Resource Act...
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Black Press – Preparing for more robots in Yukon mining.

By Lewis Rifkind Mining creates jobs but jobs are fickle things. Not only humans can do them. Robots and computers can also do them too, and usually do them cheaper and better than humans Signs of that are obvious, Automated Teller Machines have somewhat replaced human bank...
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CBC – Reality TV star fined $31K for filmed stunt in Yukon. Tony Beets of ‘Gold Rush’ guilty of allowing employees to pour gas into dredge pond, then setting it on fire.

Yukon judge Peter Chisholm said polluters in the territory must be aware they will be treated seriously by the courts, as he sentenced one of the stars of the Discovery Channel program Gold Rush. He fined Tony Beets and Beets’s company Tamarack Inc. a total of $31,000 in...
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Video – Tla-o-qui-aht members show solidarity to evict salmon farms

Tla-o-qui-aht members show solidarity to evict salmon farms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvznVZrGx2Y
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NB Media Co-op –  “To say I did all I could:” Jacinda Mack.  Pain of Mount Polley spill felt in New Brunswick.

By Tracy Glynn.  Fredericton – Jacinda Mack, a Nuxalk and Secwepemc woman from British Columbia, was on the unceded Wolastoq and Passamaquoddy territories in New Brunswick in August to intervene at the annual meeting of Ministers responsible for mining and to meet with indigenous...
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MW NR – Mines Ministers Meeting Falls Short of Meaningful Progress on Environment and Indigenous Rights

Indigenous communities and advocacy groups are disappointed and concerned about the outcomes of Canada’s 2017 Energy & Mines Ministers Conference, which ended last week in St. Andrews, New Brunswick.   “None of the 200 pages of documents and 11 priority action points coming...
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Oil Price – How Technology Is Fueling The Next Gold Rush.

By James Burgess. Prospectors have mined 20 million ounces of gold from the Yukon’s famous Klondike since the Gold Rush. But they haven’t been able to find the original source—the multi-billion-dollar bedrock. Until now.A famous geologist armed with the latest in drone tech and...
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Westerly News – Mt. Polley mining disaster remembered. “We do not want Imperial Metals in Tla-o-qui-aht territory.”

Tofino’s environmental front-runners participated in a water ceremony on Friday, Aug. 4 to commemorate the third anniversary of the Mount Polley mine disaster. On August 4, 2014, the Imperial Metals’ mine suffered a dam breach, which flooded nearby lakes and waterways with toxic...
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Northern Ontario Business – Mining can be green and “sustainable.” Miners, First Nations feed fodder to government policy wonks

Government needs to help encourage greater Indigenous participation in the mining sector if it wants to make progress on national reconciliation and to “unlock billions of economic activity” across the country. The Canadian Mineral Industry Federation (CMIF) submitted an Aug; 14...
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