Canadian Mining Journal



  • Feature

    Indigenous community deserves our R-E-S-P-E-C-T

    January 1, 2017 by Marilyn Scales

    The holidays have been enjoyed, resolutions made, and the time has come to get a fresh start with a new year. And there is no better place to start than with respect for the indigenous peoples of Canada. In November,

  • COMMENT: Top 10 business buzzwords of 2016

    December 5, 2016 by Marilyn Scales

    This year has been tough on all businesses, and especially on mining companies seeking to raise funds, survive commodity prices that remain mostly in the doldrums, and deal with a shifting world of business in general. Our friends at EY

  • Feature

    Goodbye, or 30 as journalists say

    December 1, 2016 by Russell Noble

    Editor Russell Noble says “goodbye” in his last editorial as he announces his retirement after nearly 47 years in publishing.

  • COMMENTARY: Creating a benchmarking program for precious metals miners

    November 2, 2016 by Stephen J.J. Letwin, special to The Northern Miner

    The 2011-2016 metals bear market marked a historic inflection point for the mining industry. With an erosion of market cap exceeding hundreds of billions of dollars, the focus shifted from maximizing tonnes mined and processed to reducing all-in sustaining costs

  • GOVERNMENT: Bold infrastructure plan sets Canada on right direction

    November 2, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA: The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) applauds the federal government’s nation-building infrastructure plan, including the creation of a new Canada Infrastructure Bank, announced today in the Fall Economic Statement. “The Government of Canada’s visionary infrastructure plan is going to set

  • ECONOMY: Canada’s territories on diverging GDP paths: Conference Board of Canada

    September 22, 2016 by John Cumming, The Northern Miner

    It’s tough enough to have an economy dependent on commodity cycles, but doubly so in the small economies of Canada’s three territories, where the opening or closing of a single mine can make the difference between a growing or shrinking

  • News

    Editorial: Metallurgical coal prices go through the roof

    September 14, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    While so much attention this year has focused on gold, it’s metallurgical coal that has suddenly become the unlikely star performer of 2016. Traders in metallurgical coal, also known as “coking coal,” saw the Steel Index price of premium hard

  • News

    Editorial: Texas to build its own gold depository

    September 1, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    When the average person thinks about Texas, a few words and phrases quickly come to mind: old-school, wealthy, isolationist, entrepreneurial and open-carry. Happily we can roll all these elements into one perfect Texas story for gold bugs: the news that

  • News

    COMMENT: Can sex sell junior mines?

    August 8, 2016 by Marilyn Scales

    I thought the days of trotting out scantily clad women to entice people to buy a product were long gone. Evidently not, if Toronto-based KWG Resources manages to separate investors from their money using such an archaic and humiliating practice.

  • COMMENT: Conference Board banking on resource jobs

    July 19, 2016 by Marilyn Scales

    OTTAWA – In a report released today, the Conference Board of Canada is optimistic about the job outlook in the resource sector, calling it “a gold mine for employment opportunities.” I don’t know about a gold mine, but we industry

  • News

    Editorial: Uncertainty on the horizon in the Yukon

    June 27, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — The winds of legislative change out of Ottawa are shifting regulatory expectations for natural resource development across Canada, and the Yukon government is feeling the impact. The Trudeau Liberals have expressed a desire to rejuvenate Canadians’ “trust in

  • Feature

    On the firing line

    June 1, 2016 by Marilyn Scales

    The forest fires near Fort McMurray, AB, that started on May 2, are finally abating as press time nears at the end of the month. The fire, dubbed “The Beast,” blazed virtually unchecked for three weeks fanned by wind and