Canadian Mining Journal


Suncor Oil Sands


  • REPORT: MAC releases sustainability results

    January 16, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA –  The Mining Association of Canada has released its 2016 Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) progress report. The report takes a look at MAC members’ efforts to protect the environment and contribute positively to the communities where they operate. The

  • News

    SECOND QUARTER: Losses still plague Canadian miners

    July 28, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    This is the season of quarterly reports (one of four times annually), but importantly the end of June marks the mid-point of 2016. From the results so far, this year is going to be an exceedingly difficult one in which

  • News

    OIL SANDS: Total E&P sells part of Fort Hills interest to Suncor

    September 21, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ALBERTA – Total E&P, an arm of the French petroleum producer, has agreed to sell a 10% working interest in the Fort Hills oil sands project to Suncor Energy of Calgary for a reported $310 million. The $15-billion project 90 km north…

  • News

    OIL SANDS: Suncor to test in situ RF recovery without steam

    July 15, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ALBERTA – Suncor Energy of Calgary plans to test a means of in situ bitumen recovery using radio frequency (RF) waves rather than steam. The new technology will be tested at the Dover site, north of Fort McMurray.

  • News

    GOLD: Maclean’s names Kinross top socially responsible mining company

    June 16, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Kinross Gold Corp. is the top mining company on Maclean’s new list of Top 50 most socially responsible companies in Canada. The list was determined by the magazine in partnership with Sustainalytics.

  • Feature

    Top 40: Not Much has Changed

    August 1, 2014 by Marilyn Scales

    This is the time of year we at CMJ pause to examine how Canada’s mining companies performed during the previous year. We start by poring through year-end 2013 results from twice as many companies as will make the list in an effort not to…

  • RECLAMATION: Suncor plants fen at oil sands mine

    August 27, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ALBERTA – Suncor Energy reached what it calls a reclamation milestone with the planting of the Nikanotee fen at its base plant north of Fort McMurray. A fen is a type of peat accumulating wetland, common to the region.

  • News

    COMMENT: Top CSR companies ranked by Corporate Knights

    August 1, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Each year a Toronto-based organization called Corporate Knights, “The Company for Clean Capitalism,” ranks Canada’s most socially responsible corporations, and this year several miners are included.

  • News

    AWARD: Weir Canada shares steel design award

    April 29, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MISSISSAUGA, Ontario – Weir Canada is the recipient of the Alberta 2013 Canadian Institute of Steel Construction Design Award of Excellence, Industrial Category. The award is given every two years to recognize exceptional talent and…

  • ENVIRONMENT: Weir sells three reclaim water barges to Suncor TRO project

    December 5, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ALBERTA – In early 2010, Weir Minerals Canada (WMC) won an order to supply three Multiflo® mega-barges for Suncor’s TRO Project, located 30 km north of Fort McMurray, AB. This past spring, WMC and its team of contractors completed…

  • News

    MINING PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Cornerstone, Harmony Gold, Suncor and Ucore

    January 4, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Cornerstone Capital Resources of Mount Pearl, NL, has asked president Brooke Macdonald to take up additional duties as CEO. Former CEO Glen H. McKay will remain a director and advisor of the company.

  • ENVIRONMENT: More birds dead after dip in oil sands tails

    October 27, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ALBERTA – Just days after Syncrude paid a $3-million fine stemming from the deaths of waterfowl in its tailing…