mining

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
Benny William a former Xeni Gwet’in Chief takes a photograph of Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) in July 2018. (Loretta Williams photo)

Celebrations continue for Tsilhqot’in Nation after court victory against Taskeo Mines Ltd.

Supreme Court of Canada upholds 2014 decision rejecting New Prosperity mine on May 14, 2020

Benny William a former Xeni Gwet’in Chief takes a photograph of Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) in July 2018. (Loretta Williams photo)
Taseko Mines Limited application to appeal the rejection of the proposed New Prosperity Mine near Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) has been denied (Photo submitted)
Taseko Mines Limited application to appeal the rejection of the proposed New Prosperity Mine near Teztan Biny (Fish Lake) has been denied (Photo submitted)
A coal mining operation in Sparwood, B.C., is shown on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. American lawmakers are increasingly concerned about pollution from British Columbia mines contaminating U-S waters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

United States increasingly concerned over pollution from B.C. mines

Monitoring stations near the mines have reported levels 50 times what’s recommended for aquatic health

A coal mining operation in Sparwood, B.C., is shown on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. American lawmakers are increasingly concerned about pollution from British Columbia mines contaminating U-S waters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Taseko’s Gibraltar Mine north of Williams Lake is continuing to operate, with no layoffs, but has changed its mine plan to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo submitted)

Taseko-Gibraltar Mine adapts mine plan in response to COVID-19

Mill operations unaffected, no reduction to personnel as a result of changes, company says

Taseko’s Gibraltar Mine north of Williams Lake is continuing to operate, with no layoffs, but has changed its mine plan to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo submitted)
Of the 700 men and women that work at Gibraltar, 96 per cent of the wages are paid to those living in Williams Lake, Quesnel, and 100 Mile House. (Photo submitted)

INDUSTRIAL UPDATE 2020: Gibraltar now a state-of-the-art facility

The mine now has an average annual production of 135-million pounds per year

  • Mar 22, 2020
Of the 700 men and women that work at Gibraltar, 96 per cent of the wages are paid to those living in Williams Lake, Quesnel, and 100 Mile House. (Photo submitted)
Paul Ratte, manager of mining for Barkerville Gold Mining (BGM) (left), George Warnock, Ministry of Mines, Energy and Petroleum, Chris Lodder, CEO and president BGM, Maggie Layman, vice-president exploration BGM, Chris Pharness, vice-president sustainability and community relations, Minister Bruce Ralston and Herman Henning from MEMPR during at tour at Bonanza Ledge/Barkerville Mountain recently. (Photo submitted).

Industrial Update: B.C.’s minister of mines tours Cariboo region mines

Ralston toured Gibraltar and Barkerville Gold Company and Bonanza Ledge

Paul Ratte, manager of mining for Barkerville Gold Mining (BGM) (left), George Warnock, Ministry of Mines, Energy and Petroleum, Chris Lodder, CEO and president BGM, Maggie Layman, vice-president exploration BGM, Chris Pharness, vice-president sustainability and community relations, Minister Bruce Ralston and Herman Henning from MEMPR during at tour at Bonanza Ledge/Barkerville Mountain recently. (Photo submitted).
Polley Lake weir water control structure with view of ladder for Rainbow Trout in upper Hazeltine Creek. (Mount Polley photo)
Polley Lake weir water control structure with view of ladder for Rainbow Trout in upper Hazeltine Creek. (Mount Polley photo)
Tolko Industries logyard in Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Chief inspector of mines makes recommendations regarding COVID-19

The chief inspector of mines has communicated to all major mines, sand…

  • Mar 19, 2020
Tolko Industries logyard in Williams Lake. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)