Canadian Mining Journal


  • News

    COAL: Ontario’s last coal-fired generating station closes

    April 21, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – When the Liberals came to power in Ontario in 2003, one of the first things then-premier Dalton McGuinty promised to do was to ban the burning of coal for power generation by 2007. That deadline came and went, but last week the…

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    COAL: Walter Energy to close three mines in BC

    April 16, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Walter Energy of Birmingham, AL, has announced plans to close two of its coal mines in British Columbia due to low coal prices and soft markets. The Wolverine mine at Tumbler Ridge will be closed immediately, idling…

  • ENVIRONMENT: GE technology removes selenium from coal mining wastewater

    April 16, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TREVOSE, Pennsylvania – Anglo American has selected GE’s Advanced Biological Metals removal process (ABMet) technology to remove nitrate and selenium from wastewater discharge at its Peace River Coal Trend mine in Tumbler Ridge, BC….

  • News

    COAL: Altitude offers resource for Palisades coking project

    February 19, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ALBERTA – Altitude Resources of Calgary has released a NI 43-101 resource estimate for the Palisades coking coal project west of Hinton. The estimate is based on 27 rotary and three cored holes totaling 4,583 metres drilled last fall.

  • News

    BASE METALS: Teck profit down 17% after good year

    February 13, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – Gross profit before depreciation and amortization at Teck Resources was $3.7 billion in 2013, compared to 4.5 billion in 2012. That is a drop of 17%, but at least the company is in the black.

  • News

    COMMENT: In case you missed it …

    January 6, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Many of us have enjoyed a bit of vacation as the mining industry wound down on 2013. That doesn’t mean nothing happened in the sector, just that we might not have noticed.

  • News

    B.C. suspends coal mining

    December 17, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VICTORIA, BC: According to a release by The Canadian Press, the granting of new coal mining rights has been frozen for a year in the Klappan, an area of north-west B.C. considered sacred by the Tahltan First Nation.

  • News

    AWARD: Teck’s Elkview wins TSM leadership award

    December 2, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    SPARWOOD, British Columbia – The Mining Association of Canada (MAC), headquartered in Ottawa, has given a special Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Leadership Award to Teck Resources’ Elkview operations. The award highlights the coal…

  • News

    COAL: Morien signs off-take LOI for Donkin output

    November 21, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NOVA SCOTIA – Morien Resources Corp. of Halifax has signed a letter of intent for a coal off-take agreement for the production of the Donkin coal mine in Cape Breton. A memorandum of understanding has also been signed with an unnamed…

  • ESRD orders Sherritt to clean up Obed spill

    November 21, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The Alberta government has slapped an environmental protection order on Coal Valley Resources and Sherritt International (TSX:S) after last month’s waste water spill in the Athabasca River.

  • Feature

    The Coal Association of Canada draws a great crowd

    October 1, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The Coal Association of Canada’s Annual Conference and Trade Show was once again a huge success as delegates from around the world attended the three-day event held recently in Vancouver.

  • News

    COMMENT: First large cargo ship sails Northwest Passage

    September 30, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The first large cargo ship has crossed the Northwest Passage. The 225-metre long Nordic Orion carried a load of Teck Resources’ coking coal from Vancouver bound for the Finnish port of Pori and steel maker Ruukki Metals.