mining

Red Chris copper and gold mine in Northwestern B.C., opened in 2015, is now owned by Newcrest Mining, one of the sponsors of a water innovation contest for B.C. mines. (B.C. government photo)

Mining Association of B.C. offers cash prize for water innovation

Newcrest, Teck co-sponsor contest similar to Australia

Red Chris copper and gold mine in Northwestern B.C., opened in 2015, is now owned by Newcrest Mining, one of the sponsors of a water innovation contest for B.C. mines. (B.C. government photo)
Teck has revised its sales forecast for Q4 2021 due to disruptions to CP and CN Rail networks. File photo

Teck cuts coal sales forecast due to flood disruptions

The company expects to sell 5.2-5.7 million tonnes instead of 6.4-6.8 million tonnes

Teck has revised its sales forecast for Q4 2021 due to disruptions to CP and CN Rail networks. File photo
In partnership with the City of Trail, THEP held a science-themed day camp this summer. THEP’s soil management program team shared with the camp kids information on soil testing, ground cover and the importance of removing shoes at the door and handwashing after playing in the dirt and especially before eating. Photo: Submitted

Children’s lead levels in Trail area remain similar to last year

Ongoing decline show progress toward the ultimate goal which is, “no lead is good lead.”

In partnership with the City of Trail, THEP held a science-themed day camp this summer. THEP’s soil management program team shared with the camp kids information on soil testing, ground cover and the importance of removing shoes at the door and handwashing after playing in the dirt and especially before eating. Photo: Submitted
Kemerovo Governor Sergei Tsivilyov, center, speaks to the media in the Listvyazhnaya mine building, near Belovo, in the Kemerovo region of southwestern Siberia, Russia, Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. A devastating explosion in the Siberian coal mine Thursday left dozens of miners and rescuers dead about 250 meters (820 feet) underground, Russian officials said. (AP Photo/Sergei Gavrilenko)

‘Miracle’ survivor found in aftermath of Siberian coal mine explosion

Authorities on Thursday confirmed 14 fatalities — 11 miners and three rescuers

Kemerovo Governor Sergei Tsivilyov, center, speaks to the media in the Listvyazhnaya mine building, near Belovo, in the Kemerovo region of southwestern Siberia, Russia, Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. A devastating explosion in the Siberian coal mine Thursday left dozens of miners and rescuers dead about 250 meters (820 feet) underground, Russian officials said. (AP Photo/Sergei Gavrilenko)
Firefighters contain a small zinc fire at Trimac’s base in the Waneta industrial area. Photo: Submitted

Crews attend zinc fire at transportation work site in Trail outskirts

The report of a zinc fire came into Kootenay Boundary fire rescue Sunday morning

Firefighters contain a small zinc fire at Trimac’s base in the Waneta industrial area. Photo: Submitted
A section of the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies is seen west of Cochrane, Alta., on June 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Wide-ranging analysis finds negative overall impacts from coal mining in Rockies

University of Calgary analysis goes beyond a strict cost-benefit breakdown

A section of the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies is seen west of Cochrane, Alta., on June 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Wanting to stop mining and mineral claims on Banks Island, elected chief councillor of the Gitxaała Nation, Linda Innes made the announcement on Oct. 26, the First Nation filed a legal challenge against the B.C. government on Oct. 25. (Photo: screenshot)

Gitxaała Nation launches mineral rights legal challenge against B.C. government

The First Nation said the first-of-its-kind challenge leads to the root of the Mineral Tenure Act

Wanting to stop mining and mineral claims on Banks Island, elected chief councillor of the Gitxaała Nation, Linda Innes made the announcement on Oct. 26, the First Nation filed a legal challenge against the B.C. government on Oct. 25. (Photo: screenshot)
Corb Lund tips his hat during Fire Aid for Fort McMurray concert in Edmonton on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken

Alberta country stars band together on song opposing Rockies coal mining

This Is My Prairie, features country luminaries including Brett Kissel, Terri Clark and Paul Brandt

Corb Lund tips his hat during Fire Aid for Fort McMurray concert in Edmonton on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Amber Bracken
The Totten Mine near Sudbury, Ont., is shown on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Gino Donato

33 trapped miners safe after rescue, 6 more on long trek out of mine near Sudbury

No one has been physically injured in the incident or in the evacuation

The Totten Mine near Sudbury, Ont., is shown on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Gino Donato
Two engineers have been found to have demonstrated unprofessional conduct in the course of their work at Mount Polley Mine connected with the Aug. 2014 tailings storage facility breach. This is a view of the breach repairs in 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

Unprofessional conduct found against two engineers over Mount Polley Mine dam breach

Professional regulator Engineers and Geoscientists BC announced the findings Aug. 10

Two engineers have been found to have demonstrated unprofessional conduct in the course of their work at Mount Polley Mine connected with the Aug. 2014 tailings storage facility breach. This is a view of the breach repairs in 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
The Mining Association of B.C. (MABC) is the voice of mining in British Columbia, speaking on behalf of operating coal, metal, industrial mineral producers and smelters, as well as advanced development companies in the province. Image: MABC

Teck’s Marcia Smith named 2020 Mining Person of the Year

Smith oversees health and safety, environment, communities, Indigenous Peoples, and more

The Mining Association of B.C. (MABC) is the voice of mining in British Columbia, speaking on behalf of operating coal, metal, industrial mineral producers and smelters, as well as advanced development companies in the province. Image: MABC
Bjorn Dihle inspects the acid mine drainage flowing into the Tulsequah River from a containment pond filled by effluent from the Tulsequah Chief Mine in B.C., October 2018. The mine cleanup has been a point of dispute between B.C. and Alaska for many years. (Chris Miller photo)

Northwest B.C. mines safe for salmon, Alaska legislators told

Projects developed in Stikine, Taku, Unuk River watersheds

Bjorn Dihle inspects the acid mine drainage flowing into the Tulsequah River from a containment pond filled by effluent from the Tulsequah Chief Mine in B.C., October 2018. The mine cleanup has been a point of dispute between B.C. and Alaska for many years. (Chris Miller photo)
A section of the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies is seen west of Cochrane, Alta., Thursday, June 17, 2021. A joint federal-provincial review has denied an application for an open-pit coal mine in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, saying its impacts on the environment and Indigenous rights aren’t worth the economic benefits it would bring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Panel says Grassy Mountain coal mine in Alberta Rockies not in public interest

Public hearings on the project in southern Alberta’s Crowsnest Pass region were held last fall

A section of the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies is seen west of Cochrane, Alta., Thursday, June 17, 2021. A joint federal-provincial review has denied an application for an open-pit coal mine in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, saying its impacts on the environment and Indigenous rights aren’t worth the economic benefits it would bring. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Pieces of nephrite jade are shown at a mine site in northwestern B.C. in July 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Tahltan Central Government MANDATORY CREDIT

Indigenous nation opposes jade mining in northwestern B.C.

B.C.’s Mines Act requires operators to prepare a plan to protect cultural heritage resources

Pieces of nephrite jade are shown at a mine site in northwestern B.C. in July 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Tahltan Central Government MANDATORY CREDIT
British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. Questions facing British Columbia’s mining sector shed light on what’s to come as the province works to match its laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

B.C. mining laws raise questions as province looks to implement UN declaration

UNDRIP requires governments to get consent before taking actions that affect Indigenous Peoples

British Columbia’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Friday July 3, 2020. Questions facing British Columbia’s mining sector shed light on what’s to come as the province works to match its laws with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
The planned shutdown is for maintenance of a smelter roaster. Photo: Trail Times

Teck Trail announces April shutdown

Approximately 100 skilled out-of-area trades workers will be in town

The planned shutdown is for maintenance of a smelter roaster. Photo: Trail Times
Southeast Alaska fisherman report seeing much smaller salmon this year, and in the case of chum salmon, much fewer fish. That has some concerned about the future of fishing in the region. (Courtesy Photo | Tyson Fick)

Ecological Comment: The Pebble That Can Kill Salmon

A column written by Recreation, Fish and Wildlife students at Castlegar’s Selkirk College

Southeast Alaska fisherman report seeing much smaller salmon this year, and in the case of chum salmon, much fewer fish. That has some concerned about the future of fishing in the region. (Courtesy Photo | Tyson Fick)
Contents from a tailings pond is pictured going down the Hazeltine Creek into Quesnel Lake near the town of Likely, B.C. on Aug. 5, 2014. (Photo by Jonathan Hayward)

New map details potential environmental threats from B.C. mines

Map editors pressure province to move faster on regulation reforms

Contents from a tailings pond is pictured going down the Hazeltine Creek into Quesnel Lake near the town of Likely, B.C. on Aug. 5, 2014. (Photo by Jonathan Hayward)
Contract driller Ray Rosenberg, 35, was killed and two other workers were injured in the mudslide that is being investigated by RCMP and the BC Coroners Service. The two injured workers were treated in hospital and released. KTW

Outpouring of support for family of man killed in mudslide at New Afton mine near Kamloops

Contract driller Ray Rosenberg, 35, was killed and two other workers were injured in a mud rush on Feb. 2.

  • Feb 3, 2021
Contract driller Ray Rosenberg, 35, was killed and two other workers were injured in the mudslide that is being investigated by RCMP and the BC Coroners Service. The two injured workers were treated in hospital and released. KTW
Kamloops This Week.

1 dead and 2 injured after mudslide at New Afton mine near Kamloops

Two New Gold employees received non-life threatening injuries and received medical care

  • Feb 2, 2021
Kamloops This Week.