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The Most Depressing Thing To Happen To Canadian Mining Since Bre-X

The complete failure of the tailings dam at Imperial Metals' copper-gold mine is the most depressing thing to have happened in Canadian mining since the Bre-X debacle in 1997. But what makes all this particularly depressing is that Imperial Metals is one of the class acts of Canadian mining, and the mine was built by highly skilled Canadian miners to modern technical standards in our own backyard.

Taseko New Prosperity Mine Rejection Based On Sound Assessment

British Columbia is blessed with a vast array of natural resources; mining has and will continue to have a profound influence on the B.C. economy. But the reason why we have environmental assessments is to ensure that new mine developments meet certain criteria. Cutting red tape means expediting the assessment process, not undermining it.

Tory MP Blasts His Own Government

VANCOUVER - Two veteran Conservative MPs are speaking out against their own government after a proposal for a billion-dollar gold and copper mine in British Columbia was rejected by Ottawa for a secon...

B.C. Makes Mining Easier

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 booming sector.Natural Resources Minister Steve T...