AP – UN calls for ˜zero-failure” protocol for mine waste and tailings ponds.

The United Nations wants action on mining waste storage sites, described by many as ‘ticking time bombs’ that unleash torrents of incredibly toxic water when they fail. BILLINGS, Mont. – A string of mining waste disasters over the past decade show better...
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AP-  Alaska takes Canada mining concerns to Secretary Tillerson

JUNEAU, Alaska – Officials in Alaska want the U.S. State Department to raise with the Canadian government concerns about the impacts of British Columbia mining on waters that flow across the border. Gov. Bill Walker, Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott and Alaska’s congressional...
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Imperial Metals NR – Imperial Reports Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

Vancouver | November 14 , 2017 | Imperial Metals Corporation (the “Company”) (TSX:III) reports comparative financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, as summarized in this release and discussed in detail in the Managements...
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Williams Lake Tribune –  Remediation plan focus of upcoming Mount Polley meeting. Imperial Metals will share its pollution abatement report Thursday, Nov. 16 at a public meeting in Williams Lake. By Monica Lamb-Yorski. A remediation plan from Imperial Metals for the Mount...
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Vancouver Sun – Environmental group resigns from advisory panel for Gibraltar Mine.

By Kevin Griffin. An environmental group says it is making “absolutely no progress” in improving water management conditions and is resigning from an advisory committee for B.C.’ Gibraltar Mine. The Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society said its focus as a...
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CBC –  Low royalty rates, lax oversight mean N.W.T.’s missing out on mining revenues: report.

‘The N.W.T. lags behind other Canadian jurisdictions in exploration investment.’ The Northwest Territories is essentially giving away its mineral resources for little financial return compared to some other jurisdictions in the world, according to a recent report...
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DeSmog –  Canada Has Second-Worst Mining Record in World: UN.

By Judith Lavoie. Canada has more mine tailings spills than most other countries in the world, according to a report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which urges governments and the mining industry to improve safety, accountability and oversight. During the...
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Mining.com’s Imperial Metals announces $5 million private placement from billionaire backer

Vancouver-based copper miner Imperial Metals (TSE:III) announced a $5 million financing today from N. Murray Edwards. Murray, a Canadian oil sands financier and a co-owner of the Calgary Flames, is already a controlling shareholder. According to Bloomberg, Murray has an equity...
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