Rio Tinto Alcan

Kitmat 'Flotel' Nearly Ready To Leave Vancouver

CBC | Posted 05.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A $4-million retrofit at a Vancouver shipyard has turned a Baltic cruise ship, the Silja Festival, into a floating hotel for about 600 construction wo...

'Flotel' To House Construction Workers

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A cruise ship from the Baltic Sea has sailed into B.C., on its way to being turned into a floating hotel for construction workers in Kitimat. The S...

Cruise Ship To House Construction Workers

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Construction workers in northern B.C. will make themselves at home on a cruise ship as they complete $3.3 billion in upgrades to an aluminum smelter. ...

This Canadian CEO Just Had Her Pay Slashed 27 Per Cent

CP | Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Rio Tinto Alcan chief executive Jacynthe Cote's total remuneration was cut by nearly 27 per cent last year to C$3.1 million due to weak per...

'On the Waterfront' Could Decide Fate Of Enbridge's Kitimat Terminal

Robin Rowland | Posted 11.02.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

There's one question about the Enbridge Northern Gateway project that many people ask and few can answer: Who is responsible for the port of Kitimat? Who would be liable should there be a disaster in the port? Nobody really knows. Most of the other harbours in Canada are the responsibility of Ports Canada, a branch of Transport Canada or run by (usually not-for-profit) semi-public port corporations or local harbour commissions. Yet Kitimat has one of the few private ports in Canada. To find out why, watch the multiple Oscar-winning movie On the Waterfront, starring Marlon Brando, about how the mob ran the New York docks.

Water, Not Oil, Is Hot Summer Issue In Kitimat

Robin Rowland | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Robin Rowland

Even with David Black's proposal for an oil refinery on a hill 25 kilometres north of Kitimat, residents here know that the Enbridge Northern Gateway debate has gone on for years and will go on for many years to come. The hottest issue in Kitimat this summer is water, not oil. For us, this summer can be summed up by saying: "Water, water everywhere, but you can't get there from here." As environmentalists worldwide celebrate the beauty of Douglas Channel, and decry the dangers that tanker traffic could pose to the channel, many people in Kitimat are cut off from the waterfront.

Rio Tinto Alcan Strikes Tentative Deal With Locked-Out Workers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.01.2012 | Canada Business

ALMA, Que. - Rio Tinto Alcan has struck a tentative deal with the union representing nearly 800 locked-out workers at its aluminum smelter in Alma, Qu...

Rachel Mendleson

Meet The Canadian Ex-Olympian Who's Taking On A Mining Giant

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 04.26.2012 | Canada Business

Former Canadian Olympian Bruce Kidd has thrown his support behind a union-led campaign to remove Rio Tinto as official supplier of medals to the upco...

Rachel Mendleson

Locked-Out Canadian Rio Tinto Workers Take Battle To London Olympics

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 04.25.2012 | Canada Business

The union representing locked out Rio Tinto workers in Alma, Que., is lodging a formal complaint with Olympic organizers against the mining giant’s ...

Rio Tinto Alcan Locks Out 800 Workers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.02.2012 | Canada Business

ALMA, Qc - Rio Tinto Alcan locked out workers at its smelter in Alma, Que., after last-ditch contract talks collapsed Saturday and the union's contrac...