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Nalaine Morin is receiving the 2021 Skookum Jim Award. The award is one of up to seven categories acknowledging exceptional contributors to mineral exploration and the mining industry by the Prospectors and Developers Association Association of Canada (PDAC). (Photo submitted)

Smithers consultant wins 2021 Skookum Jim Award

Nalaine Morin, principle at ArrowBlade Consulting, recognized for contributions to mining industry

 

Mount Polley Mining Corporation is appealing a $9,000 administrative penalty issued by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy regarding it water discharge plans. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo)

Mount Polley Mine Corporation appealing $9,000 non-compliance penalty from government

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy issued the penalty on Dec. 8, 2020

 

Contract driller Ray Rosenberg, 35, was killed and two other workers were injured in the mudslide that is being investigated by RCMP and the BC Coroners Service. The two injured workers were treated in hospital and released. KTW

Outpouring of support for family of man killed in mudslide at New Afton mine near Kamloops

Contract driller Ray Rosenberg, 35, was killed and two other workers were injured in a mud rush on Feb. 2.

  • Feb 3, 2021

 

Kamloops This Week.

1 dead and 2 injured after mudslide at New Afton mine near Kamloops

Two New Gold employees received non-life threatening injuries and received medical care

  • Feb 2, 2021
Kamloops This Week.
An array of cabinet ministers speak to resource development approvals at B.C. Natural Resources Forum Jan. 21: Energy and Mines Minister Bruce Ralston, Environment Minister George Heyman, Jobs Minister Ravi Kahlon, Indigenous Relations Minister Murray Rankin, Minister of State for Lands and Natural Resource Operations Nathan Cullen and Forests Minister Katrine Conroy. (BCNRF)

B.C.s low-carbon economy plan depends on faster resource permits

13 years to allow a mine won’t work, cabinet ministers reminded

An array of cabinet ministers speak to resource development approvals at B.C. Natural Resources Forum Jan. 21: Energy and Mines Minister Bruce Ralston, Environment Minister George Heyman, Jobs Minister Ravi Kahlon, Indigenous Relations Minister Murray Rankin, Minister of State for Lands and Natural Resource Operations Nathan Cullen and Forests Minister Katrine Conroy. (BCNRF)
The Brucejack mine is 65 km north of Stewart in northwestern B.C. (Pretivm Photo)

B.C. mine executives see bright gleam in post-COVID future

Low carbon drives demand for copper, steelmaking coal

The Brucejack mine is 65 km north of Stewart in northwestern B.C. (Pretivm Photo)
Haley Ramier, loss prevention summer student at Gibraltar Mines Ltd., left, fit tests the respiratory mask of Rod Randel, general forman, mill ectrical, (Gabrielle Pierce photo)

Gibraltar Mines workers lend skills to protect Carboo Memorial Hospital’s staff from COVID

CMH requested Gibraltar’s assistance with their respiratory protection program

  • Dec 14, 2020
Haley Ramier, loss prevention summer student at Gibraltar Mines Ltd., left, fit tests the respiratory mask of Rod Randel, general forman, mill ectrical, (Gabrielle Pierce photo)
The Tsilhqot’in Nation and Taseko Mines Ltd. say progress had been made in establishing a constructive dialogue regarding the proposed New Prosperity Mine southwest of Williams Lake. (File image)
The Tsilhqot’in Nation and Taseko Mines Ltd. say progress had been made in establishing a constructive dialogue regarding the proposed New Prosperity Mine southwest of Williams Lake. (File image)
Twenty-three B.C. mayors have asked Premier John Horgan to enshrine five pillars of action that give natural resource development a key role in B.C.’s post-pandemic economic recovery plan. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)

B.C. mayors want key role for resource development in pandemic recovery

23 leaders pen letter to premier, asking for inclusion in new policy discussions

Twenty-three B.C. mayors have asked Premier John Horgan to enshrine five pillars of action that give natural resource development a key role in B.C.’s post-pandemic economic recovery plan. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)
Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)

Former Agassiz DJ turned prospector finds treasure, renewed life in Lillooet

Eight years drug-free, Rick Curiston reflects on his passion for agate, gold hunting

Renegade Prospectors co-founders Rick Curiston and Tina Francis pose near Cayoosh Creek. Former Agassiz resident Curiston recently celebrated one year sober from alcohol and eight years drug-free, loving his new lease on life, family and their love for treasure hunting. (Contributed Photo/Tina Francis)
Taseko’s Gibraltar Mine is the recipient of the Jake McDonald Annual Mine Reclamation Award as accepted by Dave Feil, fisheries manager, Northern Shuswap Tribal Council, Mike Stinson, Xatśūll First Nation, Chief Sheri Sellars, Xatśūll First Nation, Ben Pierce, general manager, Gibraltar Mine, Richard Tremblay, vice president, operations, Taseko Mines, Stuart McDonald, president, Taseko Mine. (Photo submitted)

Taseko’s Gibraltar Mine receives mine reclamation award

Fraser River Salmon Sampling Program is a partnership with Xat’sull First Nation

  • Sep 24, 2020
Taseko’s Gibraltar Mine is the recipient of the Jake McDonald Annual Mine Reclamation Award as accepted by Dave Feil, fisheries manager, Northern Shuswap Tribal Council, Mike Stinson, Xatśūll First Nation, Chief Sheri Sellars, Xatśūll First Nation, Ben Pierce, general manager, Gibraltar Mine, Richard Tremblay, vice president, operations, Taseko Mines, Stuart McDonald, president, Taseko Mine. (Photo submitted)
Heavy metals run out of the Tulsequah Chief mine opening and down to holding ponds next to the Tulsequah River Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008. Leakage from those ponds can be seen entering the river that flows into the Taku River down stream. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Funding to support early reclamation work at acid leaking B.C. mine

B.C. Government committing up to $1.575 million for Tulsequah Chief Mine site

Heavy metals run out of the Tulsequah Chief mine opening and down to holding ponds next to the Tulsequah River Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008. Leakage from those ponds can be seen entering the river that flows into the Taku River down stream. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Testing kits for COVID-19. (Photo courtesy of the Kitsap Public Health District)

Wells mining camp worker tests positive for COVID-19

A worker at a mining camp tested positive for the coronavirus after leaving the camp.

Testing kits for COVID-19. (Photo courtesy of the Kitsap Public Health District)
Researchers from the University of Northern British Columbia use a net to collect plankton for metal analysis from Quesnel Lake. (Todd French photo)

Studies show Mount Polley Mine breach material re-suspends in Quesnel Lake

High copper levels continue in Quesnel River six years after breach

Researchers from the University of Northern British Columbia use a net to collect plankton for metal analysis from Quesnel Lake. (Todd French photo)
Imperial Metals president Brian Kynoch said six years after the Mount Polley Mine spill the physical remediation work on Hazeltine Creek should be completed this summer. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Imperial Metals president Brian Kynoch said six years after the Mount Polley Mine spill the physical remediation work on Hazeltine Creek should be completed this summer. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Rainbow trout continue to be monitored in Quesnel Lake six years after the Mount Polley Mine breach.

Fish studies continue on Quesnel Lake after mine breach

Aug. 4, 2020 will mark six years since Mt. Polley Mine breach

Rainbow trout continue to be monitored in Quesnel Lake six years after the Mount Polley Mine breach.
Map of EnGold Aurizon sites in Lac la Hache. (EnGold Mines Ltd. image)

EnGold discovers visible gold at two Lac la Hache sites

‘The gold potential of Lac la Hache continues to grow’

Map of EnGold Aurizon sites in Lac la Hache. (EnGold Mines Ltd. image)
Once developed, the Blackwater Project was expected to produce more gold than all other New Gold operations combined. (Submitted image)

New Gold to sell Blackwater Gold project for $190 million

The company made the announcement on Tuesday, June 9.

Once developed, the Blackwater Project was expected to produce more gold than all other New Gold operations combined. (Submitted image)
The first disciplinary hearing for an engineer in relation to the Mount Polley Mine August 2014 tailings breach begins on Monday, June 15. Here is view looking toward Hazeltine Creek on Sept. 2, 2019. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

First of three disciplinary hearings for Mount Polley Mine breach begins June 15

Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia said hearings will be held via Zoom

The first disciplinary hearing for an engineer in relation to the Mount Polley Mine August 2014 tailings breach begins on Monday, June 15. Here is view looking toward Hazeltine Creek on Sept. 2, 2019. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Taseko’s Gibraltar Mine north of Williams Lake employs roughly 650. (Photo submitted)

Mining Month: A celebration of dedication and resiliency

May is Mining Month, as proclaimed by the Province of B.C.

  • Jun 1, 2020
Taseko’s Gibraltar Mine north of Williams Lake employs roughly 650. (Photo submitted)