Canadian Mining Journal

  • News

    ABORIGINAL RELATIONS: Taku agreement in northern BC highlights co-operation, not conflict

    July 19, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Taku River Tlingit First Nation and the Government of British Columbia have signed two major agreements on land use planning and shared decision-making. These agreements offer the potential to avoid the conflict and…

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    CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Kinross supports economic chair at Moscow school

    July 6, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Kinross Gold announced on July 6, 2011, that it will support a professorship in development economics at the New Economic School in Moscow, Russia. The company has committed $300,000 over the next three years.

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    PHILANTHROPY: Barrick, Wilkins family donate $5.5M to global health

    June 29, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    (Contributed by the Ontario Mining Association)

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    PERSPECTIVE: When the “C” in CSR stands for “Canada”

    June 22, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    “CSR” means “corporate social responsibility”, and it is a growing part of the mine development process. We used to call similar initiatives being a responsible company or good neighbour to those who live near mining projects. Now CSR has…

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    PERSPECTIVE: CSR at work

    June 7, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Corporate social responsibility is an on-going effort that has become part of normal business for the mineral sector. So it comes as a pleasant surprise that a mid-year update from Canada’s Office of the Extractive Sector CSR Counsellor has…

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    OMA recognizes talented high school students

    June 3, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The Ontario Mining Association’s “So You Think You Know Mining” (SYTYKM) competition is an annual event designed to recognize the video talents of high school students across the province.

  • Feature

    The Ups-and-Downs of Codes of Conduct and Standards – Part 2

    June 1, 2011 by Jequelina Jimena

    In the first part of my column, I analysed the following international codes of conduct and standards: the UN Global Compact and the Global Reporting Initiative.

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    DONATION: MAC raises $25-K for National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation

    May 25, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    OTTAWA – To mark Gordon Peeling’s retirement after 13 years at the helm, the Mining Association of Canada held a fundraiser to benefit the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF). During his leadership, MAC developed closer ties to…

  • WATER TREATMENT: HudBay promises $2-M for plant in Snow Lake

    April 25, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MANITOBA –  HudBay Minerals has committed $2 million to the Town of Snow Lake to assist funding the municipality’s portion of a new wastewater treatment plant. The total cost of the project is $7 million of which the municipality is…

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    CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Rio Tinto partners with Danish Institute on Human Rights

    April 11, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    LONDON, U.K. – Rio Tinto and the Danish Institute on Human Rights (DIHR) have signed a three-year agreement to develop and promote human rights tools for international businesses. The miner says the collaboration will enhance its global…

  • Feature

    Sustainable Development: A New Tool for Planning Investment

    April 1, 2011 by Jaquelina Jimena

    In South America, the mining companies’ dominant interpretation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the community has been in terms of charitable donations and support for good causes. In addition, there may be a considerable lag before…

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    CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Sabina, Inuit sign MOU covering Kitimeot region

    March 23, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NUNAVUT – Vancouver’s Sabina Gold and Silver and the Nunavut Resources Corporation (NRC) have signed a memorandum of understanding pursuant to which they agree to co-operate and work together to investigate infrastructure development…