Vancouver Sun, Province – Taseko Mines’ New Prosperity proposal remains centre of contention. By Derrick Penner.

By Derrick Penner. Taseko Mines Ltd.’s much-disputed, twice-rejected New Prosperity mine proposal remains the centre of contention with a federal stop-work order on further exploration and two court actions by First Nations aimed at overturning provincial permits that allow...
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Vancouver Metro – Taseko Mines one step ahead, two steps back as Tsilhqot’in file lawsuit. $3-billion gold and copper mine near Williams Lake, B.C. faces court challenge over permits B.C. Liberals issued in their final days in office.

By David P. Ball. First Nations are in court Monday hoping to once-and-for-all stop a controversial gold and copper mine from proceeding — despite two federal rejections and a new environmental setback from Ottawa. Members of the Tsilhqot’in Nation want a judge to overturn...
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BiV – Taseko fires back at feds over controversial mine permit. Taseko questions timing, motivation and legal authority of federal environment agency.

By Nelson Bennett. Taseko Mines (TSX:TKO) is firing back at the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA), saying it overstepped its authority when it issued what amounts to a cease-and-desist order on geotechnical work permitted by the province on its New Prosperity mine....
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Financial Post – In search of the motherlode: Why Yukon is experiencing a 21st century gold rush Yukon gold has been legendary since bullion was first discovered in Dawson City in 1896, but a wave of investment from major miners in the past year suggests the territory could be on the brink of a 21st century gold rush. Companies including Goldcorp Inc., Newmont Mining Corp. and Barrick Gold Corp. have lined up to invest more than US$600 million in the Yukon since 2016 — more than anywhere else in the world. “It’s a modern-day gold rush and, most surprisingly, it’s happening even though the Yukon has yet to host a significant hard rock gold mine,” said Gwen Preston, editor of the Resource Maven newsletter. “Miners have pulled many millions of ounces from the Yukon’s rivers and gravel beds, but the territory has yet to offer up a large gold deposit that makes it to production.” Yukon’s gold is as unique as it is curious. Massive amounts of gold have been found in loose soil and gravel in riverbeds, but the original deposits have yet to be discovered, adding a mysterious mythology to the territory’s riches. But Vancouver-based Goldcorp CEO David Garofalo thinks the company may have hit the motherlode with its Gold Coffee project.“I think we’ve found the nucleus, geologically, of a new district in the Yukon,” Garofalo said. “What we’ve seen rushing after us is a number of our peer companies buying minority stakes in juniors that surround our geological position.” Goldcorp spent $520-million to purchase of Kaminak Gold Corp., drawn by its Gold Coffee project, a hydrothermal gold deposit located around 130 kilometres off Dawson City. Garofalo believes the company, which has uncovered five million ounces of resources with just 12 per cent of the 60,000 hectares drilled, can double the project’s production profile. …Full article: http://www.calgaryherald.com/search+motherlode+yukon+experiencing+21st+century+gold+rush/13990160/story.html

By Sunny Freeman. Yukon gold has been legendary since bullion was first discovered in Dawson City in 1896, but a wave of investment from major miners in the past year suggests the territory could be on the brink of a 21st century gold rush. Companies including Goldcorp Inc.,...
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FNWARM op -ed: Huff. Post Canada – 3 Years After The Mount Polley Disaster, Our Waters Are Still In Danger.

Three years ago, Mount Polley mine dumped 26 billion liters of waste into Hazelton Creek, Polley Lake and Quesnel Lake. By Jacinda Mack. For as long as I can remember, the waters of B.C.’s Quesnel Lake played an important role in my community We fished for trout and swam in...
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The Tyee – BC Liberal Email Adds Grease to Sliding Trust in News Media. But the way journalism gets made is too complex for simple conspiracy theories.

By Shannon Rupp.  For media watchers, the recent revelations published on The Tyee about the 2014 Mount Polley mine disaster, which came through a freedom of information request, also came with a bonus: the glimpse of an apparently cozy relationship between government, the energy...
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Williams Lake Tribune – TNG’s injunction against Taseko drilling permit in Supreme Court Monday.

By Monca Lamb-Yorski. Representatives of the Tsilhqot’in National Government will be in B.C. Supreme Court in Victoria on Monday as they have filed an injunction against a recently issued drilling permit to Taseko Mines for its New Prosperity Mine project “We are...
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BiV – Drilling permit issued to Taseko not legal: CEAA. Provincial government says Taseko can drill, federal government says it can’t. By Nelson Bennett. A drilling permit issued by the provincial government a week and a half ago to allow Taseko Mines (TSX:TKO) to conduct...
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