First Nations leaders in B.C. are declaring victory after a new environmental report concluded Taseko's New Prosperity mine proposal poses "significant adverse environmental effects".
CBC News, Feb 26, 2014
Ministry concludes project likely to cause significant environmental damage, Taseko will reapply
It's back to the drawing board for round three for Taseko Mines, Ltd.
News Release, Ministry of Energy and Mines, December 16 2013
VICTORIA - In keeping with its commitment to work collaboratively with the Tahltan Nation towards a shared vision for land use in the Klappan area of Tahltan territory, government today announced a temporary deferral on any new coal tenures in the Klappan.
CBC News, Nov 01, 2013
Proposed New Prosperity mine would have signficant effects on Fish Lake, report concludes
Michael Allan McCrae, Mining.com, October 4, 2013
British Columbia's minister of mines emphasised his support for the flow through tax credit at an AME BC luncheon talk on Friday and called the current sum spent on credit an investment.
Damien Gillis, CommonSenseCanadian.ca, Sep 23 2013
Fortune Minerals announced Monday it will voluntarily stand down from an escalating conflict with the local Tahltan First Nation. The Common Sense Canadian has been reporting on the standoff over a proposed mine in northwest BC’s Sacred Headwaters region since it began in August, when First Nations elders issued the company an eviction notice, demanding it cease exploratory drilling.
Margo Harper, Globe and Mail, Sep. 20 2013
An increasingly tense standoff between a B.C. First Nation and a London, Ont.-based coal company in a remote mountain valley known as Sacred Headwaters is set to erupt as protesters flaunt their month-long presence on a drilling site and taunt the RCMP to arrest them.
By Kim Nursall, The Canadian Press, August 16 2013
VANCOUVER – Dozens of First Nations protesters are blockading a proposed open-pit coal mine in a remote area of northwest B.C.
Anita McPhee, NationTalk.ca, August 16 2013
DEASE LAKE, BC, Aug. 15, 2013 - The Tahltan Central Council acknowledges the frustrations felt by Tahltan people that lead to more than 30 Tahltan Elders and community members to serve a “24 hour eviction notice” to Fortune Minerals on Wednesday night in our territory in northwest B.C.
Drew Hasselback, Financial Post, March 7 2013
The flow-through share entered the Canadian tax code just over 25 years ago. Looking back, mining executives, lawyers, bankers and accountants believe this quirky Canadian tax innovation has generated billions for mining exploration and contributed to the development of some of the country’s most notable mines, such as the Ekati and Diavik diamond properties in the Northwest Territories.
Dene Moore, The Canadian Press, March 5, 2013
A federal review panel weighing the future of a stalled gold and copper mine in the B.C. Interior is wondering just what, exactly, the panel is supposed to be assessing after federal changes to the environmental assessment process.
Justine Hunter, Globe and Mail, Feb 15 2013
Victoria — The B.C. Liberal government is facing legal action over a decision to deny an environmental certificate to a proposed copper and gold mine on the shores of Morrison Lake in the province’s northern interior.
Mark Hume, Globe and Mail, Dec 23 2012
The coal industry is booming in British Columbia, with a dozen new mines proposed around the province and the port of Metro Vancouver making expansive plans to become the biggest coal-exporting facility in North America.
Barry Critchley, National Poist, Dec 18, 2012
It’s never good news when a company announces it can’t make a scheduled semi-annual interest payment, and it’s particularly bad news given what such a decision implies for the affected bondholders as they try and reclaim some value.
Dene Moore, Canadian Press, Vancouver Sun, November 16, 2012
VANCOUVER - A mining company that has hired hundreds of temporary workers from China for its northern B.C. coal mine advertised those jobs in Canada for $10 to $17 less than what is paid for similar work at a nearby mine, a lawyer representing two unions told a federal court judge on Friday.
Wendy Stueck, Globe and Mail, Nov. 06 2012
VANCOUVER — A coal project shelved after B.C. introduced legislation that effectively nixed coal-fired electricity plants is back on the front burner, this time as a mine-only operation that does not include an electricity component.
Les Leyne, Times Colonist, October 10, 2012
The more you look at the Environment Ministry's handling of the Morrison Mine proposal, the more unusual it gets.
Peter O'Neil, Vancouver Sun, October 9, 2012
OTTAWA — The first of a group of 200 temporary Chinese workers approved by the federal government will start arriving in B.C. in coming weeks to work in the burgeoning northeast coal industry, a mine project spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday.
Sabrina Eaton, Cleveland Plain Dealer, August 28 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- When GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney visited an Ohio coal mine this month to promote jobs in the coal industry, workers who appeared with him at the rally lost pay because their mine was shut down.
Dave Cooper, Edmonton Journal, August 24, 2012
EDMONTON - A proposed coal mine on Hinton’s doorstep could cost $1.5 billion if fully developed and bring more than 500 new jobs to the town.
Vancouver Media Co-op, May 26, 2012
Mining Conference Effectively Shut Down!
On May 24, 2012 the Vancouver Branch of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum hosted a luncheon meeting at the Four Season's Hotel in Vancouver focusing on Compliance Energy Corp's proposed Raven Coal Mine. The site for this proposed mine is in unceded Pentlach Territory on Vancouver Island, also known as the Comox Valley.
By Jeff Green, The Province, May 25, 2012
Protesters of a mining conference in downtown Vancouver were throwing more than just rocks.
The Canadian Press, Vancouver Sun, May 15, 2012
TOKYO — A partnership formed by JX Nippon Oil & Energy and Xstrata Coal will invest $35 million on a preliminary study of the Suska coal project in eastern British Columbia.
Matt Day, Wall Street Journal, April 29 2012
It's been a bleak spring for U.S. coal miners—and the question for Arch Coal Inc. ACI -1.66% and Alpha Natural Resources Inc. ANR -3.88% is whether they can even meet lowered expectations.
By Associated Press, Washington Post, April 21 2012
BEIJING — A Chinese city government says villagers with sickles and clubs protesting against mining activities in the southwest attacked police, killing one officer and injuring 15 others.