Bc Mining

Conflict Will Be The Norm If Mining Company Ignores Our Concerns

Annita McPhee | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Annita McPhee

Fortune's actions pose risks for not only their project, but also for development elsewhere in our territory. If our values and rights aren't protected and respected in critical areas such as the Sacred Headwaters, we will view the risks of development as far outweighing the benefits. Conflict could become the norm, not the exception.

Enviro Reviews Too Cumbersome: Premier

CP | Vivian Luk, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia Premier Christy Clark has ordered a review of the province's environmental assessment process, saying the current system ...

Win For Sacred Headwaters

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - A remote area of northwest British Columbia considered sacred by aboriginals and resource rich by mining companies has received a reprieve ...

Why Won't Mine Industry Invest In B.C.?

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia and federal governments should settle outstanding aboriginal land claims in the westernmost province to eliminate the...

Totem Pole for Hope and Healing On Its Way to Vancouver

DeSmog Canada | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

Lummi territory just south of the Canadian border is under threat of a proposed coal export terminal at Cherry Point, Washington. Known to its original inhabitants as Xwe'chi'eXen, the spot is located 17 miles south of the Canadian border. The proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal would be the largest of its kind on the American west coast, transporting such dry bulk commodities as grain, potash and coal to Asian markets. The Tsleil-Waututh nation of North Vancouver is embroiled in a battle to keep Enbridge and Kinder Morgan out of its traditional territory. Both are fighting destructive resource development on their lands. Both are water nations, and their collective well-being depends upon the health of the Salish sea.

Mining Company Retreats From Sacred Headwaters

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A Canadian mining company is moving to diffuse a growing dispute with First Nations over a proposed open pit coal mine in northern B.C., b...

B.C. Makes Mining Easier

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Mining companies will be able to apply for exploration permits online for existing mine sites, as the B.C. government cuts red tape for the...

B.C. Mining Unions Earn Big Win

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Two B.C. unions will get their wish to look behind the curtain of how the federal government decides if temporary foreign workers can come...

Temporary Workers Sent Back To China

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Sixteen temporary employees at a controversial coal mine in northern B.C. are returning to China because of the company's concerns about o...

Clark Announces B.C. Mining Change

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - British Columbia is moving applications for natural resource permits online, as Premier Christy Clark attempts to bolster her economic cre...

Hearings Underway For Yet Another Controversial B.C. Project

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2012 | Canada Business

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. - With all eyes on hearings for the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline that would link Alberta's oil sands to tankers on the ...

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 minin...