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    Metals and Minerals

    “Captured” environmental regulator thinks of Kitimat smelter owner Rio Tinto as “client”

    A high-ranking environmental regulator thinks of Kitimat smelter owner Rio Tinto Alcan as a "client", the Ministry of Environment official's notebook reveals - raising charges of a "captured regulator"


    Imperial Metals' office raided in Mount Polley investigation

    Imperial Metals’ offices raided in Mount Polley investigation

    Imperial Metals' offices were raided this week in connection to a joint investigation into the tailings pond disaster at the company's Mount Polley Mine.



    Mount Polley investigation: Whitewash follows tailings flood – culprits let off the hook

    A recent "independent" investigation into the Mount Polley mine disaster predictably whitewashes the scandal and exonerates all the culprits involved.


    Digging out of Canada’s mining dilemma

    Canadian mining giants have drawn harsh criticism for environmental and human rights abuses, but that may be changing with new legal tools and global awareness, says David Suzuki.



    Red Chris Mine- First Nations win round 1 with Imperial Metals in court

    Red Chris Mine: First Nations win round 1 with Imperial Metals in court

    BC First Nations added a small but potentially significant notch to their legal winning streak yesterday, with a temporary victory over Red Chris Mine developer Imperial Metals in BC Supreme Court.


    Imperial Metals asks court to remove Red Chris Mine blockade

    Imperial Metals asks court to remove Red Chris Mine blockade

    Imperial Metals is in court today, seeking an injunction to remove a First Nations blockade against the company's Red Chris Mine - established in the wake of its Mount Polley disaster.



    Site C Dam threatens BC's credit rating- Hudson's Hope Mayor, Council

    Audio: From Site C’s economic folly to update on Mount Polley

    The Common Sense Canadian's Damien Gillis and CFAX 1070's Ian Jessop discuss the economic folly of the proposed Site C Dam and mixed messages from government on the Mount Polley disaster.


    Mount Polley disaster- More misinformation than facts

    Mount Polley disaster: More misinformation than facts

    From day one of the Mount Polley disaster, news from Imperial Metals and the BC government has been rife with misinformation - from the volume of spilled tailings to the safety of drinking water.



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    Mount Polley whistleblower lost job, then home

    Mount Polley whistleblower Larry Chambers says he lost his job for warning Imperial Metals about its tailings dam. Now, he and his wife feel they've lost their home, unable to drink the water in Quesnel Lake.


    Mount Polley spill may be far bigger than initially revealed

    Mount Polley spill may be far bigger than initially revealed

    Mount Polley mine's tailings dam spill appears to be far larger than initially estimated, according to new satellite imagery analysis and revelations by Imperial Metals.