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    ALUMINUM: Rio Tinto now offering ASI certified aluminum across Canada

    September 24, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MONTREAL – Mining giant Rio Tinto Aluminium announced on Monday that it is now offering independently certified, responsibly produced aluminium from all of its Canadian operations, with the extension of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative’s (ASI) Chain of Custody certification to

  • ALUMINUM: Elysis to create research centre in Saguenay

    April 2, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Elysis, a joint venture of  Rio Tinto Alcan and Alcoa – has chosen the site for its new research and development facility in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region. It will be located at Rio Tinto’s Jonquiere complex, home of the

  • ALUMINUM: Rio’s BC Works smelter ASI certified

    February 4, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Rio Tinto’s BC Works aluminum smelter and Kemano power operations have been certified by the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI). This is the highest internationally recognized standard for environmental, social and governance practices. All of Rio Tinto’s aluminum

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    AWARDS: Four miners among Canada’s top 100 employers

    November 12, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    TORONTO – Canada’s Top 100 Employers project announced its 2019 winners on Nov. 9, including four of this country’s top miners. Congratulations to K+S Potash Canada, Rio Tinto, Suncor and Teck Resources. The winners were selected by the project’s editors

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    INFRASTRUCTURE: Rio Tinto sells Kitimat wharf

    November 12, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Rio Tinto completed the lease and sale of a wharf and land in Kitimat to LNG Canada for a consideration of $576 million. LNG has also agreed to build a replacement wharf for Rio’s export shipments of

  • ALUMINUM: Rio contemplates spenting $710M in Saguenay

    July 25, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Rio Tinto Aluminium of Montreal and the Quebec government have renewed their partnership by updating certain parts of the agreement signed in 2006. The company  has also agreed to update its Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean investment program, potentially spending as much

  • ALUMINUM: Rio Tinto, Alcan team up to create carbon-free smelting

    May 10, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Alcoa of Pittsburgh, Penn., and Rio Tinto Alcan of Montreal have created a joint venture, Elysis, to commercialize an aluminum smelting process that produces oxygen and eliminates all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Together they will undertake a $558-million,

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    ALUMINUM: Rio Tinto invests $250M to extend life of Vaudreuil refinery

    February 12, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Rio Tinto is pledging $250 million to extend operations of the Vaudreuil alumina refinery in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region. The cash infusion will extend the life of the plant beyond 2022. The project includes building a filtration plant and

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    ALUMINUM SMELTING: Kitimat modernization to cost $3.3-B

    December 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – The board of Rio Tinto has approved the final US$2.7 billion for the modernization of the Kitimat aluminum smelter in the town of the same name. The project, with a total cost of US$3.3 billion, will boost production 48% to…

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    PERSPECTIVE: Northwest BC open for business

    October 4, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Since BC Hydro announced it will build the $404-million Northwest Transmission Line from Terrace, BC, to a point 340 km north, business in the area is gearing up to take advantage of the new infrastructure and develop major projects and…

  • ABORIGINAL RELATIONS: Rio Tinto Alcan, Haisla First Nation sign Kitimat accord

    March 7, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Rio Tinto Alcan of Montreal and the Haisla First Nation have signed an agreement in princip…

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    MINING PEOPLE IN THE NEWS – Goldcorp, Alcan, Placer Dome, Maple Minerals, Augusta Resources, Northern Orion, Lexam Explorations

    October 5, 2005 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Ian Telfer, president and CEO of Vancouver’s GOLDCORP INC. has received Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Aw…