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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Vancouver Sun – Taseko Mines halts exploration work at New Prosperity.

By Derrick Penner. Taseko Mines has suspended plans for exploration work around its proposed New Prosperity copper-gold mine in the Cariboo Chilcotin in the face of legal disputes, a company official said. The company took the step as the federal government, which has twice...
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My Caribou Now – Feds intervene to permanently stop Taseko Mines Limited’s drilling program at Teztan Biny

The Federal Government has commenced its own court action to permanently prohibit Taseko Mines Limited (“Taseko”) from carrying out its drilling program at Teztan Biny (Fish Lake). The Federal Government filed a petition in the BC Supreme Court on August 10, asserting th...
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TNG NR: Tŝilhqot’in Commend Federal Intervention to Permanently Stop Taseko Mines Limited’s Drilling Program at Teztan Biny

 Williams Lake, B.C. – The Tŝilhqot’in Nation welcomes news that the Federal Government has commenced its own court action to permanently prohibit Taseko Mines Limited (“Taseko”) from carrying out its drilling program at Teztan Biny (Fish Lake). As a result of the Federal...
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Mount Polley: Vancouver Sun – B.C.’s environmental assessment regime needs overhaul

By Gavin Smith, WCEL. B.C.’s new government is already seeing proof that it made the right move when it committed to reform environmental assessment and implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Taseko Mines’ New Prosperity mine proposal, back...
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iHeart Radio – More needs to be done to protect areas affected by mining: advocacy groups

A delegation of regional and national Indigenous and advocacy groups are in Saint Andrews this week as Canada’s energy ministers meet for their annual conference. They want to tell the ministers that more needs to be done to protect the environment and communities affected...
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Mining.com – These are the mining sector’s suggestions to the Canadian government.

By Valentina Ruiz. The Mining Association of Canada together with the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada issued a press release Mondayhighlighting the topics the industry would like government officials to address during the Energy and Mines Ministers’ annual...
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NR – Indigenous communities, advocacy groups at the Canadian Energy & Mines Ministers Conference: “No Clean Growth without Clean Mining”

ST-ANDREWS, NB, Aug. 14, 2017 /CNW/ – As Energy & Mines Ministers from across Canada meet today under the theme of ‘Clean Growth’ for their annual conference in St-Andrews, New Brunswick, a delegation of regional and national Indigenous and advocacy groups,...
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