Toronto Star – B.C. company Tahoe Resources cuts 250 jobs at Guatemala mine.

The company has been unable to resume operations after the mine was shut down last July after a Guatemalan court ruled that the country’s ministry of mines did not properly consult with local Indigenous people. VANCOUVER—Tahoe Resources Inc. says it has cut 250 jobs at its...
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Vancouver Sun – Time running out to lay charges for Mt. Polley.

By Gordon Hoekstra. The clock is counting down on the time remaining to lay environmental charges in Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley mine dam failure, which took place nearly three-and-a-half years ago in the B.C. Interior. One of the largest mining-dam failures in the world...
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Flathead Beacon – State Department Pledges Action on Montana’s Polluted Transboundary Watersheds

 Secretary Tillerson says he is initiating a bilateral review process to address upstream contaminants leaching from Canadian coal mines. By Tristan Scott. The U.S. Department of State is spearheading a plan to tackle the decade-long problem brewing in the transboundary Kootenai...
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KAPA Submission to Professional Reliance Review 

Modernizing BCs Mining Laws and Mineral Tenure Act *In 2013, the Union of BC Municipalities passed resolution B-80, calling on the government to modernize BC Mining laws. This resolution was initiated by Tofino Mayor, Josie Osborne. Unfortunately the government ignored the...
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WCEL – BC exemption for mines drainage may not protect threatened aquifers

  Shortly before the holidays, on Friday, December 15th, 2017, the BC government put out a press release about changes to the Water Sustainability Act Regulations. Written as a good news story, a close look at the regulation reveals that it is intended to exempt the mining...
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BC Business – Enter the Golden Triangle

Most likely one of the topics of discussion at the January 22-25 Association for Mineral Exploration Roundup 2018 (in which Manning Elliott will be participating) will be what is known in B.C. mining circles as ‘the Golden Triangle.’ And for good reason: the Golden Triangle is...
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Financial Post – Weather leaves Centerra investors cold even as gold prices sizzle.

Centerra’s woes have caught the attention of a Bank of Montreal analyst, Andrew Breichmanas, who reduced the target price for the stock by a buck to $9.50, still far above where it is trading Back in October 2016, Centerra Gold CEO Scott Perry told investors that purchasing...
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Mining.com –  Pebble permit application completed

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has accepted Pebble Limited Partnership’s  wetlands-fill permit, which is required under the Clean Water Act and which is also a key authorization in the permitting process for the controversial Pebble project in Alaska. Pebble Limited...
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CBC –  Exploration company eyes new life for Cantung mine mill. Equitorial Exploration hopes to process lithium using the mill at Cantung Mine.

By Randi Beers. A mothballed tungsten mine along the N.W.T./Yukon border hasn’t been in operation for more than two years, but one exploration company hopes the mine’s now silent mill might help a nearby lithium deposit see the light of day. Vancouver-based Equitorial...
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Northern Miner –  Kutcho Copper a New Player in Northern BC

Vancouver-based development company Kutcho Copper Corp. (TSX Venture: KC) is closing out 2017 on a high note and looking ahead to a busy year at its Kutcho high-grade copper-zinc project in northern British Columbia. In mid-December, the company changed its name to Kutcho Copper...
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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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