CBC –  Don’t rule out Kamloops’ Ajax mine just yet, expert says. The years-long approval process for controversial mine may continue

By Roshini Nair,  Opponents of a proposed open-pit copper and gold mine near Kamloops, B.C. have lauded the province’s decision to withhold an environmental assessment certificate, but an expert says it might be too early for them to celebrate. Mining law specialist...
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DeSmog –  Mining Company Loses 5-Year B.C. Lawsuit Meant to ˜Silence Critics”. By Judith Lavoie. The Wilderness Committee has won a landmark defamation case brought against it by Taseko Mines Ltd. but, despite the win, the non-profit environmental group will suffer...
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Globe and Mail –  Gold mine case bolsters Indigenous rights in Brazil. By Stephanie Nolen. A Brazilian appeals court has upheld the suspension of a key licence for Toronto-based Belo Sun Mining Corp., which hopes to build Brazil’s largest open-pit gold mine in the...
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CBC – Elkford Mayor, CAO visit Colombian town on mining mentorship. Pair travel south as part of Federal mining town liaison program.

By Alexandra Heck. Despite being on different continents, La Guajira, Columbia and Elkford share at least one commonality: coal mining. During a recent trip to the South American country, Mayor Dean McKerracher offered his mentorship in attempts to bridge gaps between local...
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DeSmog  – B.C. Denies Ajax Mine Permit Citing Adverse Impacts to Indigenous Peoples, Environment.

By Carol Linnitt. The proposed Ajax mine, a 1,700-hectare open-pit gold and copper mine near Kamloops, B.C., was denied a provincial environmental certificate from the B.C. government Thursday. Environment Minister George Heyman and Minister of Energy and Mines, Michelle Mungall,...
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CBC – Environmental assessment sinks proposed Ajax mine near Kamloops. KGHM’s proposed open-pit copper and gold mine would have spanned 1,700 hectares

The provincial government has opted not to issue an environmental assessment certificate for a proposed open-pit copper and gold mine near Kamloops, prompting applause from the city and local First Nations. The 1,700-hectare Ajax mine proposed by KGHM would have been located...
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CP  – B.C. government rejects environmental certificate for Ajax gold and copper mine

VICTORIA – British Columbia will not issue an environmental assessment certificate for a proposed open-pit gold and copper mine near Kamloops, ending years of controversy among residents. Environment Minister George Heyman said the potential for significant adverse effects...
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WCEL – BC rejection of Ajax Mine illustrates why stronger environmental laws needed

WCEL – BC rejection of Ajax Mine illustrates why stronger environmental laws needed VANCOUVER, BC, Coast Salish Territories – West Coast Environmental Law Association is pleased to see today’s announcement that the BC government has refused to grant an...
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BC Government decision – Ajax open-pit copper and gold mine not granted an environmental assessment certificate

“Having considered the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) summary assessment report, the EAO and Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency’s joint federal comprehensive study and assessment report, the recommendation of the executive director of the EAO not to issue...
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EnergeticCity – Feds approve Murray River Mining Project near Tumbler Ridge

Wednesday the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, announced the federal Cabinet’s decision to approve the Murray River Mining Project. The project by HD Mining International Ltd. will mine metallurgical coal, known as coking coal...
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Mining.com – Exploration hot spot: some of the most richly-endowed terrain in British Columbia

BC’s Golden Triangle and Skeena Arch became world-renown for mining long before Queen Victoria approved the confederation of Canada. In 1861 a prospector by the name of Alexander “Buck” Choquette made a gold discovery which sparked the Stikine Gold Rush. During...
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Mining.com – Community leaders from Mexico protest in Canada against Almaden’s operations

A protest action took place in Vancouver the same day Almaden Minerals announced the completion of a social impact assessment for its Ixtaca project, located in Mexico’s Ixtacamaxtitl¡n municipality in the eastern-central Puebla state. The evaluation of Almaden’s...
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