Dene Moore, The Canadian Press, March 5, 2013
A federal review panel weighing the future of a stalled gold and copper mine in the B.C. Interior is wondering just what, exactly, the panel is supposed to be assessing after federal changes to the environmental assessment process.
Justine Hunter, Globe and Mail, Feb 15 2013
Victoria — The B.C. Liberal government is facing legal action over a decision to deny an environmental certificate to a proposed copper and gold mine on the shores of Morrison Lake in the province’s northern interior.
Mark Hume, Globe and Mail, Dec 23 2012
The coal industry is booming in British Columbia, with a dozen new mines proposed around the province and the port of Metro Vancouver making expansive plans to become the biggest coal-exporting facility in North America.
Barry Critchley, National Poist, Dec 18, 2012
It’s never good news when a company announces it can’t make a scheduled semi-annual interest payment, and it’s particularly bad news given what such a decision implies for the affected bondholders as they try and reclaim some value.
Dene Moore, Canadian Press, Vancouver Sun, November 16, 2012
VANCOUVER - A mining company that has hired hundreds of temporary workers from China for its northern B.C. coal mine advertised those jobs in Canada for $10 to $17 less than what is paid for similar work at a nearby mine, a lawyer representing two unions told a federal court judge on Friday.
Wendy Stueck, Globe and Mail, Nov. 06 2012
VANCOUVER — A coal project shelved after B.C. introduced legislation that effectively nixed coal-fired electricity plants is back on the front burner, this time as a mine-only operation that does not include an electricity component.
Les Leyne, Times Colonist, October 10, 2012
The more you look at the Environment Ministry's handling of the Morrison Mine proposal, the more unusual it gets.
Peter O'Neil, Vancouver Sun, October 9, 2012
OTTAWA — The first of a group of 200 temporary Chinese workers approved by the federal government will start arriving in B.C. in coming weeks to work in the burgeoning northeast coal industry, a mine project spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday.
Sabrina Eaton, Cleveland Plain Dealer, August 28 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- When GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney visited an Ohio coal mine this month to promote jobs in the coal industry, workers who appeared with him at the rally lost pay because their mine was shut down.
Dave Cooper, Edmonton Journal, August 24, 2012
EDMONTON - A proposed coal mine on Hinton’s doorstep could cost $1.5 billion if fully developed and bring more than 500 new jobs to the town.
Vancouver Media Co-op, May 26, 2012
Mining Conference Effectively Shut Down!
On May 24, 2012 the Vancouver Branch of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum hosted a luncheon meeting at the Four Season's Hotel in Vancouver focusing on Compliance Energy Corp's proposed Raven Coal Mine. The site for this proposed mine is in unceded Pentlach Territory on Vancouver Island, also known as the Comox Valley.
By Jeff Green, The Province, May 25, 2012
Protesters of a mining conference in downtown Vancouver were throwing more than just rocks.
The Canadian Press, Vancouver Sun, May 15, 2012
TOKYO — A partnership formed by JX Nippon Oil & Energy and Xstrata Coal will invest $35 million on a preliminary study of the Suska coal project in eastern British Columbia.
Matt Day, Wall Street Journal, April 29 2012
It's been a bleak spring for U.S. coal miners—and the question for Arch Coal Inc. ACI -1.66% and Alpha Natural Resources Inc. ANR -3.88% is whether they can even meet lowered expectations.
By Associated Press, Washington Post, April 21 2012
BEIJING — A Chinese city government says villagers with sickles and clubs protesting against mining activities in the southwest attacked police, killing one officer and injuring 15 others.
By Mike de Souza, Postmedia News, Vancouver Sun, April 21, 2012
OTTAWA - Environment Canada weakened a draft version of regulations to crack down on pollution from coal-fired power plants following pressure from the industry, newly-released federal records have revealed.
NPR, Associated Press, April 10, 2012
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. coal exports reached their highest level in two decades last year as strong demand from Asia and Europe offered an outlet for a fuel that is falling from favor at home.
Jeff Biggers, Huffington Post, March 22, 2012
When theatre-goers view the premiere of the stunning film documentary Coal Rush at the Atlanta Film Fest next week, the judgment on one of the best kept secrets in our nation's energy policy will be "revealed as water, and justice as a mighty torrent."
By Michaela Garstin, Similkameen Spotlight, February 14, 2012
Princeton’s population dropped two per cent from 2006 to 2011.
There were 2,724 people living in Princeton in 2011, compared to 2,780 in 2006, according to Statistics Canada information released last week.
This population decrease came as a surprise to many Princeton residents who thought the opening of Copper Mountain Mine would bring more people to town.
By Ben Christopher, Feb 14, 2012, TheTyee.ca
Premier Clark touts mining as her jobs machine. But a lot of those hires may be foreign say eager firms and concerned unions.
Last July, a small mining company headquartered in downtown Vancouver made an announcement that meant more jobs could be coming to B.C.
By Andrew Findlay, Georgia Straight, November 24, 2011
Mineral exploration is exploding in B.C., but critics claim the provincial government isn’t assessing the environmental impact.
Justine Hunter, Globe and Mail, Nov. 10, 2011
On Dec. 22, 1854, the Snuneymuxw people signed a treaty that provided them with 668 blankets. In exchange, British settlers got to mine the rich coal seam in their territory.
By Scott Simpson, Vancouver Sun, November 11, 2011
A northeast British Columbia first nation chief confirmed Thursday that it rejects an $860-million, China-financed coal mine that was championed this week by Premier Christy Clark during her trade mission to Asia.
By Tom Fletcher, BC Local News, Victoria News, November 09, 2011
Premier Christy Clark continued her trade mission in China Wednesday with the announcement of a $1.36 billion in investments by Chinese companies to develop two new coal mines in northeast B.C.
Rich Coleman and Vaughn Palmer, Voice of BC, Oct 27, 2011
Minister of Energy, Mines and Housing talks to Vaughn Palmer about an array of interesting topics about electricity, natural gas, shale gas, mining, smart meters, carbon neutrality, deferral accounts, BC's GHG.