mining

The Elkview SRF is right in the middle of Teck’s Elkview operations near Sparwood, B.C., which is fully operational. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Teck’s Elk Valley coal mines make bank in Q2

The company’s coal division accounted for $2.5 billion of Teck’s $3.2 billion in quarterly gross profits

 

The Mitchell deposit is the largest of four ore bodies permitted for mine development northwest of Stewart B.C. near the Alaska border.

Auditor general says B.C. Mines Ministry has improved ‘with minor exceptions’

Government holds $2.3 billion in securities, estimate for cleanup is $3.45 billion

 

Bonanza Ledge Mine is located near Wells, east of Quesnel, on Barkerville Mountain. (Osisko Development photo)

Escalating operating, capital costs result in temporary closure of Bonanza Ledge II Mine

As many as 85 employees will be let go, says Osisko Development

 

Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson speaks during a press conference outside the GLOBE Forum at the Convention Centre in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Wilkinson said the world cannot allow Russia and China to have global dominance over critical minerals.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Canada says world cannot allow Russia, China to dominate critical minerals market

Demand for lithium, graphite, nickel, cobalt and copper exploding as energy transition continues

Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson speaks during a press conference outside the GLOBE Forum at the Convention Centre in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Wilkinson said the world cannot allow Russia and China to have global dominance over critical minerals.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
A fly fisherman casts on the Kootenai River, downstream of the Koocanusa Reservoir, near the Montana-Idaho boundary and Leonia, Idaho, on Sept. 19, 2014. The agency that mediates disputes between Canada and the U.S. over shared waters is pleading with the federal Liberals to join an investigation into contamination from British Columbia coal mines.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP - The Spokesman Review, Rich Landers

International commission asks Canada to join probe of selenium flowing from B.C.

Ottawa has already rejected a similar request from the Ktunaxa First Nation

A fly fisherman casts on the Kootenai River, downstream of the Koocanusa Reservoir, near the Montana-Idaho boundary and Leonia, Idaho, on Sept. 19, 2014. The agency that mediates disputes between Canada and the U.S. over shared waters is pleading with the federal Liberals to join an investigation into contamination from British Columbia coal mines.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP - The Spokesman Review, Rich Landers
A sign opposing coal development in the eastern slopes of the Livingston range south west of Longview, Alta., Wednesday, June 16, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta town endorses community-developed policy saying no to coal mining in Rockies

High River has joined 30 organizations in signing a document pushing prohibition of coal in Alberta

A sign opposing coal development in the eastern slopes of the Livingston range south west of Longview, Alta., Wednesday, June 16, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A aerial view shows the damage caused by a tailings pond breach on Lake Polley, B.C. Tuesday, August, 5, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. mine environment safeguards whittled down by amendments, university study says

B.C.’s department of Environment and Climate Change disputes paper’s conclusions.

A aerial view shows the damage caused by a tailings pond breach on Lake Polley, B.C. Tuesday, August, 5, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A pod of narwhals surfaces in northern Canada in this August 2005 file photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Inuit hunters fear an upcoming ruling on an Arctic mine expansion could hasten the ongoing decline of a narwhal population that they rely on for food. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kristin Laidre, NOAA

Inuit fear ruling on Arctic mine expansion could hasten ongoing narwhal decline

Hunters and trappers say mine is already harming their ability to harvest the important food source

A pod of narwhals surfaces in northern Canada in this August 2005 file photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Inuit hunters fear an upcoming ruling on an Arctic mine expansion could hasten the ongoing decline of a narwhal population that they rely on for food. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kristin Laidre, NOAA
A section of the map from the proposed Spanish Mountain Gold Project near Likely, B.C. from the initial project description released on March 15, 2022. (SMG image)

Spanish Mountain Gold Project northeast of Williams Lake restarts engagement process

Proposed gold mine moves forward again with proposed open pit gold project near Likely

  • May 7, 2022
A section of the map from the proposed Spanish Mountain Gold Project near Likely, B.C. from the initial project description released on March 15, 2022. (SMG image)
Pioneer drilling at the Springer Pit at Mount Polley Mine. (Mount Polley Mining Corporation photograph)

MINING MONTH: Mount Polley Mine moves towards reopening

Mount Polley is grateful to the community of Likely and Williams Lake for its ongoing support

  • May 7, 2022
Pioneer drilling at the Springer Pit at Mount Polley Mine. (Mount Polley Mining Corporation photograph)
This Mining Month Taseko celebrates the long history of mining in B.C., as well as the efforts and accomplishments of our employees, whose hard work has been critical to Gibraltar’s continued success.(Taseko Mines photo)

MINING MONTH: Celebrating the past, present and future of mining in the Cariboo

Taseko is proud to be one of Canada’s leading producers of copper

  • May 7, 2022
This Mining Month Taseko celebrates the long history of mining in B.C., as well as the efforts and accomplishments of our employees, whose hard work has been critical to Gibraltar’s continued success.(Taseko Mines photo)
Mount Polley environmental team member surveys remediated sites. (Mount Polley Mine photo)

Industrial Update: Remediation is now complete at Mount Polley

Environmental monitoring of the Mount Polley will continue for the life span of the mine

  • Mar 20, 2022
Mount Polley environmental team member surveys remediated sites. (Mount Polley Mine photo)
Gibraltar Mine north of Williams Lake produced 112 million pounds of copper in 2021. (Gibraltar Mine photo)

Industrial Update: The Cariboo’s contribution to essential metal

Richard Tremblay is the senior vice-president operations, Taseko Mines

  • Mar 20, 2022
Gibraltar Mine north of Williams Lake produced 112 million pounds of copper in 2021. (Gibraltar Mine photo)
Contents from a tailings pond is pictured going down the Hazeltine Creek into Quesnel Lake near the town of Likely, B.C. on August, 5, 2014. Three engineers have been disciplined nearly eight years after British Columbia’s worst mining disaster. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Regulator fines engineers 8 years after Mount Polley disaster in B.C.

Tailings dam failed in August 2014, releasing mining wastewater into surrounding waterways

Contents from a tailings pond is pictured going down the Hazeltine Creek into Quesnel Lake near the town of Likely, B.C. on August, 5, 2014. Three engineers have been disciplined nearly eight years after British Columbia’s worst mining disaster. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A section of the eastern slopes south west of Longview, Alta., on June 16, 2021. Coal mining in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains is on pause, the Alberta government announced March 4, after being a topic of public discussion in the province for months. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta government to extend pause on Rocky Mountain coal mine development

Four projects that have already entered the regulatory process will be able to continue that work

A section of the eastern slopes south west of Longview, Alta., on June 16, 2021. Coal mining in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains is on pause, the Alberta government announced March 4, after being a topic of public discussion in the province for months. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
WLFN Chief Willie Sellars and Stuart McDonald, President and CEO of Taseko Mines Ltd., sign a participation and co-operation agreement at the new WLFN administration building on Quigli Road, February 24. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake First Nation signs agreement with Taseko Mines

Chief Sellars said agreements provide ‘seat at the table’

WLFN Chief Willie Sellars and Stuart McDonald, President and CEO of Taseko Mines Ltd., sign a participation and co-operation agreement at the new WLFN administration building on Quigli Road, February 24. (Ruth Lloyd photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Red Chris mine’s Canada-themed dump truck tray pays homage to the partnership of the three nations involved on the mine near Dease Lake in northwestern B.C. (Newcrest Mining photo)

B.C. mine laws must conform to UN rights, Indigenous group says

Unregulated placer mining, ‘jade fever’ relics of the gold rush

Red Chris mine’s Canada-themed dump truck tray pays homage to the partnership of the three nations involved on the mine near Dease Lake in northwestern B.C. (Newcrest Mining photo)
Salmon return after restoration work on Hazeltine Creek to repair the damage from the 2014 breach of Mount Polley Mine’s tailings dam. Imperial Metals is working to restart Mount Polley and Huckleberry mine near Houston as world demand for copper is expected to rise with electrification. (Gabriel Holmes/Williams Lake Tribune)

B.C., Washington pitch in to buy out copper, gold deposit near Hope

Imperial Metals surrenders mine claims established before parks

Salmon return after restoration work on Hazeltine Creek to repair the damage from the 2014 breach of Mount Polley Mine’s tailings dam. Imperial Metals is working to restart Mount Polley and Huckleberry mine near Houston as world demand for copper is expected to rise with electrification. (Gabriel Holmes/Williams Lake Tribune)
Teck’s Highland Valley Copper mine is pictured in British Columbia’s interior, Sunday, March 26, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Workers at Teck’s Highland Valley Copper mine in B.C. ratify new contract

United Steelworkers Local 7619 says the contract was ratified with 81.2 per cent of ballots in favour

Teck’s Highland Valley Copper mine is pictured in British Columbia’s interior, Sunday, March 26, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The lab at Barkerville Gold Mine has processed thousands of tests since getting up and running in October of 2020. (Photo submitted)

Wells gold mine reports COVID-19 cases

Barkerville Gold Mine updated the community via a Facebook post

The lab at Barkerville Gold Mine has processed thousands of tests since getting up and running in October of 2020. (Photo submitted)