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Taseko Mines halts exploration on New Prosperity in face of disputes

Tsilqhotin fish lake fishing

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

Tsilqhot'in fish lake prosperity mine

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

First Nations and Taseko Mines face off in federal court

tsilhqotin-taseko-mines-court-protestFirst Nations leaders attempting to block Vancouver company from reviving $1.5B project near Williams Lake

CBC News Jan 31, 2017

Several B.C. First Nations leaders are in court this week attempting to block Taseko Mines Ltd. from reviving a 1.5-billion dollar mine project that has twice been refused by the federal government. Read the rest of this entry

Taseko mine near Fish Lake rejected by federal government

Fish Lake, targeted by Taseko's proposed mine.

Fish Lake, targeted by Taseko’s proposed mine.

APTN National News, Feb 27, 2014

The Harper government has again rejected a proposed open-pit gold and copper mine in British Columbia that threatened to destroy a lake sacred to the Tsilhqot’in nation. Read the rest of this entry

Taseko submits new plan for mining near Fish Lake

Wendy Stueck, The Globe and Mail, Thursday, Sept. 20 2012

Tsilhqotin protest Taseko’s proposed Prosperity Mine.

Taseko Mines has submitted an environmental impact statement for its New Prosperity mine in B.C.’s interior [Tsilhqot’in territory], setting the stage for public hearings and renewed debate over the $1.1-billion project. Read the rest of this entry

Update on Taseko’s Proposed ‘New’ Prosperity Mine in Tsilhqot’in Territory

Two corporate news articles on Taseko Mine’s proposed Prosperity Mine in central BC, which has been opposed by the Tsilhqot’in and environmentalists.

Taseko to begin work at New Prosperity after injunction overturned‏

The Canadian Press/Winnipeg Free Press, Feb 27, 2012

Tsilhqot'in protest at Taseko Mine's annual general meeting in Vancouver, June 2010

VANCOUVER – Taseko Mines Ltd. (TSX:TKO) says it will begin exploration work at the New Prosperity site in B.C.’s central interior after a court overturned an injunction brought by the Tsilhqot’in First Nation.
Taseko said Tuesday that the injunction, granted in December, was vacated by court order.
The mining company said it plans to begin preliminary work on Tuesday to obtain information it needs in advance of a federal environmental assessment.
The company has 12 months to complete the necessary work at the site needed for a second federal government environmental process, but has said the band refused to allow workers on the land. Read the rest of this entry

Hearings begin on B.C. Prosperity mine project

By Dene Moore, The Canadian Press, Jan. 29, 2012 8:35 AM PT

Tsilqhot'in drummers at Taseko AGM protest

With all eyes on hearings for the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline that would link Alberta’s oil sands to tankers on the B.C. coast, a federal environmental review of another contentious B.C. project is quietly getting underway.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has released guidelines and terms of reference that will form the framework for an environmental review of Taseko Mines Ltd.’s (TSX:TKO) proposed Prosperity gold and copper mine in the B.C. Interior.

The agency is seeking comments on the documents until Feb. 22. Read the rest of this entry