Category Archives: Mining
KGHM’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
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
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
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
Controversial $1.3-billion project has residents divided
By Maryse Zeidler, CBC News, March 4, 2017
The Stk’emlúpsemc te Secwépemc Nation has rejected a proposed open-pit copper and gold mine south-west of Kamloops, B.C., after its months-long review of the project.
The decision could be an important upset for KGHM International, a subsidiary of Polish company KGHM Polska Miedźthat, which has been trying to push the controversial $1.3-billion project forward since 2006. Read the rest of this entry