Canadian Mining Journal


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    150 years of dynamite

    February 1, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Dyno Nobel, a global leader in commercial explosives headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, traces its roots back to Alfred Nobel and his pivotal invention of dynamite. The name dynamite is derived from the Greek word dýnamis, meaning power. This

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    Proud mining sector for a strong nation

    February 1, 2017 by Marilyn Scales

    Canada is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Confederation. In 1867 the founding fathers met in Charlottetown built the foundation of a nation truly “strong and free”. They did a very good job, too. We can savour their hard work as

  • Partnerships in procurement – aboriginal businesses operating in Canada’s mining sector

    February 1, 2017 by Max Skudra and Jeff Geipel

    For aboriginal communities across Canada, procurement of local goods and services by mining companies is a central driver of business development creates local jobs and contributes to local prosperity. Today, companies across Canada are increasingly recognizing that developing partnerships with

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    Counting down to the reporting deadline for ESTMA

    February 1, 2017 by Michael Sabatino and Rabinder Sihota

    The Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA), which came into force June 1, 2015, introduced new reporting and transparency requirements for Canadian companies involved in the mineral exploration and extractive field, contributing to global efforts against corruption in this sector.

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    Court clarifies threshold requirement to trigger BC environmental assessment

    February 1, 2017 by Jennifer Nyland and Laura Duke

    A recent decision of the B.C. Court of Appeal provides some reassurance to project proponents because it clarifies the threshold requirement to trigger a B.C. environmental assessment. The decision also provides the Crown and project proponents with certainty that the

  • Ground-breaking report on engaging with aboriginal businesses for local procurement released

    February 1, 2017 by Michael Torrance

    Engineers Without Borders (EWB) has released a ground-breaking report entitled “Partnerships in Procurement: Understanding Aboriginal Business Engagement in the Canadian Mining Industry”. The report provides useful background, analysis and recommendations for Canadian mining companies on engagement with aboriginal communities in

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    February 2017 cover

    February 1, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    This month’s cover provided by Hard-Line.  

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    Seabridge seeks base metal major for KSM development

    January 1, 2017 by Marilyn Scales

    Something very interesting is happening in the scenic mountains of northwest British Columbia. That’s where Seabridge Gold is defining its KSM copper-gold project near Stewart. KSM stands for Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell, the three deposits originally outlined on the property. But given Seabridge’s

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    Agnico Eagle invests in the future of Canada’s North

    January 1, 2017 by Jane Werniuk and Olivier Cote-Mantha

    An ambitious exploration program in a relatively unexplored area in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut, has resulted in an exciting discovery for Toronto-based gold producer Agnico Eagle Mines. In just over three years, the exploration team has advanced the Amaruq

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    Goldcorp expands into the Yukon by acquiring Kaminak

    January 1, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Goldcorp came out of nowhere about a decade ago with an impressive growth story following a period of prolific merger and acquisition activity. Now amongst the world’s top gold producers, the company is anchored by a suite of young, high

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    Early diamonds launch Gahcho Kue mine

    January 1, 2017 by Bill Braden

    If the logistics of building a $1 billion diamond mine 400 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle sound daunting, try organizing its opening ceremony. With a guest list of 150 investors, aboriginal chiefs, politicians, company officials and media from as

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    Patrick Evans: Bankers and bureaucrats don’t get it

    January 1, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Behind the glow of satisfaction with the successful launch of Gahcho Kue, the CEO and president of Mountain Province Diamonds reflects somewhat ruefully on the two decades of hard slogging it took to get there. Soft spoken and cool headed,