Canadian Mining Journal



  • Feature

    True Grit

    May 1, 2012 by William M. Laurin

    Hyyraulic fracking, the process whereby water, sand and a mix of chemicals are used to extract oil and natural gas from shales and other low permeability deposits, continues to be a controversial topic.

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    Prince of a Port

    May 1, 2012 by David Godkin

    International trade is a fickle business, and no more so than in China. The near collapse of its burgeoning trade economy in the 1990s had Canadian shippers shifting their business back to traditional U.S. markets, where it would remain until…

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    Sweet Success

    May 1, 2012 by D'Arcy Jenish

    Gary St. Onge is a retired schoolteacher and the Mayor of Estevan, a small city located in the southeast corner of Saskatchewan, less than 20 kilometres from the U.S. border.

  • ENVIRONMENTAL CHARGES: Suncor fined $200,000 for incidents in 2008

    December 22, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ALBERTA – Suncor Energy of Calgary pleaded guilty on Dec. 21, 2010, to two violations of the Canadian Fisheries Act for the deposit of a deleterious substance into waters frequented by fish and was fined $200,000. The penalty includes a…

  • News

    WATER USE: Outotec joins U of A oil sands research

    September 22, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BURLINGTON, Ontario – Outotec has joined the University of Alberta’s research program intended to foster susta…

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    OIL SANDS TAILINGS: Suncor gets okay for TRO technology

    June 17, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ALBERTA – The provincial Energy Resources Conservation Board has approved Suncor Energy’s use of a new approac…

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    PERSPECTIVE: Suncor set to build wind power project

    June 13, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Canada’s largest oil and gas company is looking beyond conventional production and the Athabasca oil sands and…

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    PERSPECTIVE: Thoughts on oily environmental problems

    June 2, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    I’ve been in the United States these last three weeks, and have been bombarded with news of British Petroleum’…

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    OIL SANDS EXPANSION: Syncrude’s plans include Aurora South mine

    March 7, 2010 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ALBERTA – Calgary’s Canadian Oil Sands Trust, 37% owner of the Syncrude project near Fort McMurray, has announ…

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    HOT TOPIC: Foreign ownership of Canadian resources (December 02, 2009)

    December 2, 2009 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Once again we are going to revisit the question of foreign ownership/exploitation of Canadian mineral resource…

  • HOT TOPIC: Making protestors pay

    September 30, 2009 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Greenpeace invaded another oil sands producer, Suncor’s operations, on Wed., Sept. 30. Greenpeace said that it…

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    READER COMMENT: Greenpeace and the oil sands

    September 30, 2009 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Brian Grant, president and COO of Goldbrook Ventures in Vancouver provided his thoughts on the Greenpeace acti…