CBC North – ‘We assert our title’ says Liard First Nation chief at economic development conference.

Chief cites court precedents, says First Nation is owed bigger share of mining revenue Mining might well be “the greatest chance of building something,” when it comes to economic development in Kaska territory, says the chief of the Liard First Nation. However, George...
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CTV Vancouver Island News – video –  Workers push to reopen zinc, copper mine:

A zinc and copper mine that has been sitting idle on the North Island could soon come roaring back to life. Link: https://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1175636
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CBC – Ontario NDP makes principled promise to give First Nations all mining tax revenue. 

The Ontario NDP are promising to give First Nations all of the money the province makes from mining tax revenue. Party leader Andrea Horwath says that would amount to about $41 million dollars a year. She says the NDP has long thought that Indigenous peoples should benefit from...
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DeSmog – ‘It’s An Environmental Law-Free Zone’:

B.C. Auditor General Asked to Investigate Unregulated Placer Mining. By Judith Lavoie. Placer mining kills fish, damages streams, poses a risk to drinking water and jeopardizes Indigenous rights, but the activity is virtually unregulated and brings little money into government...
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APEC – Mine closure checklist report:

A report titled Mine Closure Checklist for Governments has just been released.  The objective of the report is to provide policy makers in the APEC region with the essential elements of a successful mine closure governance framework based on leading international guidelines and...
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770 CHQR (Calgary) –Exposing B.C.’s environmental hypocrisy.

By Danielle Smith. All right British Columbians. I have had it up to my eyeballs with your willful blindness to environmental issues in your own province…B.C. has created an international incident with its embarrassing handling of mine management and cleanup. Alaskans have asked...
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Williams Lake Tribune LTE – Quesnel Lake update misleading.

 By Doug Watt. Likely. Editor: It was interesting to read the opening sentence of the April 5, 2018 Williams Lake Tribune newspaper story on Dr. Bernard Laval’s presentation at the University of Northern BC (UNBC) about the Mount Polley tailings disaster into Quesnel Lak...
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Kamloops This Week – DNA-detecting technology could be a boon to mining sector.

Genomic sequencing is being used at Highland Valley Copper and two other BC mines Data from a geological study involving Highland Valley Copper mine near Logan Lake could lead to a faster way to identify mineral deposits in B.C. Genomic sequencing — technology traditionally used...
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CBC – Sisson Mine construction not happening this spring, spoiling minister’s prediction

Tungsten mine project undergoing additional public consultation but company remains hopeful The company behind the proposed tungsten mine in central New Brunswick says ongoing environmental permitting requirements mean construction on the project — and the promised 500 jobs that...
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Indigenous activists Jacinda Mack and Carrie James come from two different countries and opposite ends of rivers their livelihoods depend on. One issue unites them: concerns over under-regulation of Canadian mining projects on the U.S.-Canada border. Mack, a Canadian from the...
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Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency – review deadline extend to June 1:

April 4th, 2018 — Ottawa — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is extending the deadline to June 1, 2018 to submit public comments to help shape the development of two regulations to support the government’s proposed Impact Assessment Act: The Regulations Designating...
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Prince George Citizen – Guest editorial: NDP need to step up on Mount Polley.

By Bev Sellars. So B.C. will finally review its sadly weak Environmental Assessment process. About time!But can First Nations trust the NDP government to really work with them to address the glaring problems and make real and meaningful changes? The B.C. process has been a bad...
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