Canadian Mining Journal

  • News

    COMMENT: The 100-year legacy of the Obuasi gold mine

    October 14, 2015 by Marilyn Scales

    Anything that keeps working for more than a century is worthy of note. That includes the Obuasi gold mine in Ghana. Dating back to 1897, it was well past the 100-year mark before owner AngloGold Ashanti put it on care-and-maintenance

  • Feature

    Economy is broken: First Nations needs to be fully involved

    October 1, 2015 by Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day, Wiindawtegowinini

    Making concrete commitments to fully involve First Nations in Canada’s energy and resource economy should have been front-and-centre during this federal election.

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    STUDY: Legal and economic uncertainty in Yukon

    September 24, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – The legal certainty established by modern land claim agreements in Yukon – once seen as an advantage in attracting new investment – is now being undermined by Canadian courts, according to a new study released…

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    ABORIGINAL RELATIONS: First Nations leaders demand new approach to resource development

    September 9, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – As the BC Cabinet and First Nations Leaders’ Gathering takes place in this coastal city this week, certain First Nations chiefs are demanding improvements and changes to the resource development process.

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    NICKEL-COPPER: Metis and KGHM sign MOU for Victoria project

    September 3, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ONTARIO – The Metis Nation of Ontario and KGHM International have signed a memorandum of understanding for the Victoria nickel-copper project in the Sudbury Basin. KGHM has advanced the property to the development stage and plans to start…

  • Feature

    International CSR standards and free, prior and informed consent

    September 1, 2015 by Michael Torrance

    Free Prior and Informed Consent is a concept that is increasingly important in the context of consultation with Indigenous communities, and therefore for CSR management wherever mining operations affect Indigenous Peoples. In the CSR Strategy…

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    CSR: CAAB announces certified companies for 2015

    August 24, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business has announced its 2015 list of companies that are certified under its progressive aboriginal relations program.

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    GOLD: Minera IRL faces delay at Ollachea

    August 17, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    PERU – The local Ollachea community has withdrawn it support for the Ollachea gold project owned by Minera IRL of Lima. The community president said it a letter to the company that there are concerns about IRL’s plans to reorganized its…

  • Feature

    CSR and transparency

    August 1, 2015 by Michael Torrance

    It is no surprise that corporate social responsibility (CSR) necessitates a certain degree of openness and transparency with corporate stakeholders – be they local communities, civil society, employees, shareholders or even governments….

  • Feature

    Planning for market cycles

    August 1, 2015 by Sean Jones

    In under a generation, social licence commitments have moved from a nice-to-have community relations to a regulatory necessity.

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    Commentary: Fulfilling CSR goals without violating anti-corruption laws

    July 23, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    CSR [corporate social responsibility] and anti-corruption initiatives are often approached differently both conceptually and within companies, yet they are linked. CSR considers the economic, social and environmental impacts of a…

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    CSR: Oxfam measures mining, oil & gas FPIC performance

    July 22, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    WASHINGTON, DC – A new report from international relief and development organization Oxfam finds that the number of mining companies with commitments to “free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) has almost tripled since 2012. The 2015…