Canadian Mining Journal

  • News

    COMMENT: Digital disconnect looming for miners

    May 8, 2017 by Marilyn Scales

    There was a time a mere decade ago that we thought the mining industry was among the leaders in adopting computerized technologies. We set up seismic monitor arrays in underground mines and used computers to track and predict ground movement.

  • Feature

    Connecting the dots

    May 1, 2017 by Alisha Hiyate

    When I talk to people outside of mining about the new technology that’s starting to infiltrate the sector, they are invariably surprised that it doesn’t already exist in the industry. For a society that’s constantly connected through our smart phones

  • Feature

    An industry on the cusp

    April 1, 2017 by Alisha Hiyate

    Introducing CMJ’s new editor, Alisha Hiyate.

  • News

    COMMENT: New chapter for Canadian diamonds?

    March 23, 2017 by Marilyn Scales

    This writer has a fondness for Canadian diamonds, as do many CMJ readers. The stones are beautiful, world famous and conflict free – an excellent accomplishment for a sector that didn’t exist 35 years ago. But could the Canadian diamond

  • Editorial: Resource regulators under Trump

    February 1, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Amidst the flurry of executive orders signed by U.S. President Donald J. Trump – starting four hours after his inauguration on Jan. 20 – were several that benefited the resource sector, and there are likely a few more business-friendly changes

  • Feature

    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

  • COMMENT: Quebec pulls permits for Copper One claims at Riviere Dore

    January 30, 2017 by Marilyn Scales

    When a government unilaterally pulls a company’s exploration permits for a property, it is usual to wonder “What kind of tin-pot dictatorship is this?” This time it was the government of Quebec. The provincial ministry of energy and natural resources

  • 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