Category Archives: Mining

Blockade halts work at iron ore mine on Labrador-Quebec border

tata-steel-blockadeInnu community block access road to highlight environmental, employment concerns

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Mining activities, not hunting, responsible for northern caribou declines

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Caribou running from truck hauling heavy machinery in northern Alberta.

by Bob McDonald, CBC News,

A new report by Canadian researchers suggest that the dramatic declines of barren-ground caribou herds is due to open access mining in Northern Canada, not, as authorities have assumed, traditional hunting by Indigenous people in the North. Read the rest of this entry

Environmental assessment sinks proposed Ajax mine near Kamloops

Secwepemc ajax-mineKGHM’s proposed open-pit copper and gold mine would have spanned 1,700 hectares

CBC News, Dec 14, 2017

The provincial government has opted not to issue an environmental assessment certificate for a proposed open-pit copper and gold mine near Kamloops, prompting applause from the city and local First Nations. Read the rest of this entry

Alaska natives sue over B.C. company’s exploration plans near eagle preserve

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The state created the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve to protect salmon and the world’s largest concentration of bald eagles. The preserve is downstream from a copper, zinc, gold and silver prospect that could some day be developed into a hard rock mine. (Matt Hage/Associated Press)

Tlingit village of Klukwan wants permits revoked from Constantine Metal Resources, for area near Haines

The Associated Press, Dec 6, 2017

An Alaska Native tribe and three environmental groups sued the U.S. government, claiming an agency granted mineral exploration permits without considering how a mine could affect a major salmon river and bald eagle preserve. Read the rest of this entry

Taseko Mines halts exploration on New Prosperity in face of disputes

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Fish Lake, site of the proposed New Prosperity Mine by Taseko.

by Derrick Penner, The Province, August 14, 2017

Taseko Mines has suspended plans for exploration work around its proposed New Prosperity copper-gold mine in the Cariboo Chilcotin in the face of legal disputes, a company official said. Read the rest of this entry

Tsilhqot’in angry over timing of permits issued for controversial New Prosperity mine

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Fish Lake, targeted by Taseko’s proposed “New Prosperity” mine.

by Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun, July 18, 2017

The province, last Friday, issued drilling permits to Taseko Mines Ltd.’s controversial New Prosperity mine proposal while First Nations communities deeply opposed to it were busy dealing with wildfires and just days before a new government was due to take office. Read the rest of this entry

Protest camp built on proposed site of Sisson mine project

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Terry Sappier of the ‘Wulustukyik (Maliseet) Nation Grandmothers and Mothers’ group intends to live in the protest encampment they’ve built until the Sisson Mine project is halted completely. (Shane Fowler/CBC)

First Nations protesters in N.B. planning to last the winter at the remote site of Sisson mine project

By Shane Fowler, CBC News, July 18, 2017

Members of Maliseet First Nations have started to build a protest camp at the proposed site of the Sisson mine near Napadogan.

Tents, campers, and other homemade structures have been set up in hopes of deterring future development of a proposed tungsten and molybdenum mine. Read the rest of this entry

Video: Algonquins of Barriere Lake Confront Copper One Shareholders

Posted to Youtube on Jun 2, 2017 by Michael Toledano
An Algonquin band councillor and a group of youth from Barriere Lake travel to the shareholder’s meeting of Copper One, a junior mining company with a mining claim on unceded Algonquin territory. Article by Shiri Pasternak and link to full statement: http://www.mediacoop.ca/video/barrier…

Video: Confrontation at Imperial Metals AGM

Heavy police presence as protesters urge investors to divest from Vancouver mining company