Tag Archives: mining

U.S. must learn more about Canada’s potential as a critical-minerals partner: report

WASHINGTON — Canada needs to sell the United States on the progressive virtues of its mining industry if it wants to be an integral partner and supplier to burgeoning electric-vehicle and critical-minerals markets south of the border, Prime Minister Ju...

Cariboo-area First Nation works with mining company to ensure expansion of B.C. mine

QUESNEL, B.C. — The British Columbia government says it has implemented mining permit changes requested jointly by a Cariboo-region First Nation and a mining firm, clearing the way for expansion of an underground gold mine near Quesnel. A statement fro...

Alberta country stars band together on song opposing Rocky Mountain coal mining

EDMONTON — When Alberta country singer Corb Lund wrote a song 12 years ago about a rancher determined to defend the landscape he loves against encroaching development, it was just a campfire yarn. "It was just kind of a story, a

Coal report on Albertans’ views to be delayed one month, says panel chairman

EDMONTON — A report detailing how Albertans feel about open-pit coal mining in the Rockies will be delayed by a month, says the head of the committee preparing the document. Ron Wallace said the report, the first of two his panel

Allowing Rocky Mountain coal lease transfers during debate sends wrong signal: group

EDMONTON — An environmental group says an exchange of coal exploration lease applications in Alberta's Rocky Mountains suggests mining companies expect to be able to go ahead with their plans despite a provincial debate on the industry's future. "They ...

No need for federal involvement in Alberta coal mine review, First Nations say

Two Alberta First Nations say they're not convinced the federal government needs to be part of an environmental review for a large thermal coal mine expansion proposal in the province.  And both the Ermineskin and Whitefish Lake First Nations say they'...

Environment minister restores federal assessment of Alberta coal mine expansion

Federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson has reinstated his decision to subject a thermal coal mine expansion in Alberta to a federal review after a court ordered him to rethink it.  Wilkinson said the Alberta First Nation whose objections led t...

Coal committee hears Albertans want overall policy on Rocky Mountain development

EDMONTON — Albertans want to talk about a lot more than coal when it comes to development in their beloved Rocky Mountains, says the head of the committee charged with collecting public opinion on the issue.  "There was such a dam

Canadian Chamber of Commerce urges federal parties to talk critical minerals strategy

WASHINGTON — The relentless march of climate change, a burgeoning tech sector and the ongoing federal election campaign make now the perfect time to explore how to make Canada a world power in the production of critical minerals, the country's

Canadian coal company appeals tough U.S. selenium rule as provinces consider mines

A Canadian coal-mining giant is fighting new American environmental rules that tighten restrictions on the release of a contaminant toxic to fish.  On Aug. 13, Teck Resources petitioned Montana to rescind a rule brought in last fall that dramatically c...