Bc Mines

Mount Polley Mine Owner Prospecting In Clayoquot Sound

Dan Lewis | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dan Lewis

Twenty years ago when someone said "Clayoquot," protests against clearcutting of old growth forests came to mind. At that time nobody thought anybody was crazy enough to propose an open-pit copper mine in the heart of Clayoquot Sound.

Proposed Mine Won't Suffer Same Fate As Mount Polley: Bill Bennett

CBC | Posted 03.02.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"It's a totally different design in terms of the tailings storage facility itself."

Clark Promises More Funding For Mine Safety

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Clark said that her government would hike the budget this year for B.C.'s Ministry of Mines and Energy by nearly $10 million

B.C. Mine Wins Injunction To Lift First Nation Blockade

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A British Columbia mine company behind a tailings pond spill has been granted a temporary court injunction against a First Nation blocking...

Crack In Mount Polley Mine Dam Noted In 2010: Report

The Vancouver Sun | Posted 09.26.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A 2010 dam safety inspection at the Mount Polley gold and copper mine identified several concerns, including the discovery of a 10 to 15-metre long ...

B.C. Gold, Copper Mine Rejection Will Be Fought In Court

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A mining company that filed two applications for judicial review of the federal government's rejection of a $1.5-billion gold and copper m...

'Blue' Mine Spill Water Burns Like Jellyfish Sting: Biologist

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

B.C. government tests continue to show that water near a massive mine tailings pond spill is safe for drinking and aquatic life, but a scientist who v...

Beware Hasty, Unwise Policy Decisions After Mount Polley

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 10.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Kenneth P. Green

It's one thing to seek to learn from a disaster and it's another thing to incite emotional responses to promote hasty, unwise public policy actions. Despite the fact that virtually nothing was known about the cause of the Mount Polley leak, only two days after the spill, the David Suzuki Foundation had set up an automatic petition portal on their website calling on the province to institute a moratorium on new mine approvals, a suggestion that would imperil a substantial part of B.C.'s economy.

B.C. Approves Billion-Dollar Mine On First Nation's Territory

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - The British Columbia government has given the environmental green light to a billion-dollar mine in the province's northwest over the objec...

Controversial B.C. Mining Company Invests In Provincial Housing

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

TUMBLER RIDGE, B.C. - The mining company at the centre of concerns over the use of temporary foreign workers in British Columbia says it is doing more...

Worker Exploitation Is Not Just a Chinese Problem

Syed Hussan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Syed Hussan

If you've been following all the flare-up in British Columbia in the last few weeks about migrant workers from China coming to work in B.C.'s coal mines you'd think that migrant workers being charged recruitment fees is something that's never been done before. Fact of the matter is that charging recruitment fees is not just a "Chinese" problem; it is a home grown Canadian one.

BC's Mania For Mining Not Shared By Residents: Poll

CBC | Posted 01.16.2012 | Canada Business

The B.C. government is bucking the opinion of a large majority of residents of the province with its plan to intensively expand the mining industry, s...

Clark Unveils Long-Awaited B.C. Jobs Plan

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.22.2011 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - British Columbia has a "generational opportunity" to lead the pack when it comes to creating and keeping jobs throughout Canada, Premier C...