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    BC mine tailings pond breach forces emergency water ban

    BC mine’s tailings pond breach forces emergency water use ban

    A breached tailings pond connected Imperial Metals' Mount Polley Mine, near Likely, BC, has led to an emergency water ban from The Cariboo Regional District.


    The location of one of KSM's three proposed open pit mines (Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska)

    KSM Mine promises epic gold, copper, jobs…and waste

    Everything about the recently-approved $5.3 billion KSM Mine is big: Big job promises, massive gold and copper deposit, epic waste and risk to fish.



    Liberal govt hubris handed Tsilhqot'in First Nation bigger legal victory

    Liberal govt hubris handed Tsilhqot’in Nation bigger legal victory

    In choosing to appeal the Tsilhqot'in First Nation's BC Supreme Court victory, the BC Liberal government shot itself in the foot, big time.


    Northwest Transmission Line- Environmental boondoggle

    Northwest Transmission Line: Environmental, financial boondoggle

    According to new FOI documents, the construction of the wildly over-budget, 344 km Northwest Transmission Line has been rife with environmental mismanagement.



    Ajax Mine video featuring TRU dean unearths conflict

    Ajax Mine video featuring TRU dean unearths conflict

    The latest chapter in the controversial Ajax mine proposal planned for the edges of Kamloops, BC was released as a sleek corporate video titled "The Conversation" by mining company, KGHM International.


    Taseko appeals Prosperity Mine rejection...again

    Taseko appeals Prosperity Mine rejection…again

    The company behind a proposed B.C. gold and copper mine that was rejected twice by the federal government is asking the Federal Court to quash the environment minister's decision.



    Taseko Mines "like a cancer that just won't go away"

    Taseko Mines “like a cancer that just won’t go away”

    Ottawa's second rejection of an open pit gold and copper mine near Williams Lake, B.C. is drawing celebration, lament and promises from both sides to keep on fighting.


    No prosperity for Taseko-Harper govt rejects BC mine

    No prosperity for Taseko: Harper govt rejects BC mine

    After three years, several court cases, two project designs and as many federal reviews, the Harper government has rejected Taseko Mines' controversial Properity Mine proposal for BC.



    Giant Mine clean-up involves freezing underground arsenic

    Giant Mine clean-up involves freezing underground arsenic

    Plans to clean up what may be Canada's worst toxic site are moving ahead with changes suggested by those who live beside Yellowknife's Giant Mine.


    US woman sues Canadian mining titan Teck over toxins, disease

    US woman sues Canadian mining titan Teck over toxins, disease

    A Washington state woman has filed a class-action lawsuit against Teck Resources, claiming toxic pollutants from the company's smelter in southeastern BC caused her breast cancer and other ailments.