Canadian Mining Journal

  • News

    COBALT-GOLD: Ground broken for Tlicho all-season road that is boon to Fortune

    August 26, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – The ground breaking ceremony for the 97-km Tlicho all-weather road on Aug. 24 in the town of Whati. The new two-lane gravel road will connect to the territorial highway system to the town of Whati, replacing the

  • News

    INFRASTRUCTURE: Rio Tinto sells Kitimat wharf

    November 12, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Rio Tinto completed the lease and sale of a wharf and land in Kitimat to LNG Canada for a consideration of $576 million. LNG has also agreed to build a replacement wharf for Rio’s export shipments of

  • TRANSPORTATION: MAC says feds fail at railway oversight

    April 30, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The Mining Association of Canada is disappointed and frustrated by the federal government’s failure to protect captive users from price gouging by Canada’s railways. The mineral industry is the single largest customer group of this country’s railways. Mining

  • News

    IRON ORE: New Millennium sells part of port to owner of Scully mine

    April 23, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NEWFOUNDLAND – Calgary-based New Millennium Iron Corp. (NML) has agreed to sell a portion of its multi-user wharf capacity to Tacora Resources of Grand Rapids, Minn. The agreement calls for Tacora to purchase the rights to 6.5 million tonnes of

  • News

    PHOSPHATE: Arianne to test aluminum in transport trailers

    March 6, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    QUEBEC – Based in Saguenay, Que., Arianne Phosphate is launching an R&D effort to incorporate aluminum into the transport trucks that will carry concentrate from its Lac A Paul project in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region to the deep water port to

  • News

    TRANSPORTATION: MAC applauds federal plan for Canada’s North

    July 5, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The Mining Association of Canada says it applauds the most recent announcement concerning the federal government’s infrastructure plan – the Trade and Transportation Initiative (TTCI). The Canadian government has pledged a total of $2 billion over 11 years

  • News

    TRANSPORTATION: Solution from Volga-Dnepr boosts Mary River production target

    May 31, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NUNAVUT – Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ outsize cargo specialists came up with an innovative solution to help the Canadian mining company Baffinland Iron Mines increase its iron ore production quota in 2017 at its Mary River operation on the northeast coast of

  • POTASH: Economic slowdown forces miners to cancel plans to build a B.C. export terminal

    June 20, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Three of Canada’s major potash miners, Agrium Inc., Mosaic Co. and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc., have scrapped plans for Canpotex Ltd., their exporting and offshore marketing wing, to build a $775-million West Coast export terminal in Prince Rupert, B.C.

  • SHIPPING: Bulk carrier adds to fleet of heavy cargo ships

    June 16, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    McKeil Marine of Hamilton announces the addition of a second bulk carrier designed with four cargo holds for transporting heavy loads of powdered cement and other raw materials. Built in 2004, the ship is a 136 metre by 21 metre

  • News

    TRANSPORTATION: Lockheed Martin’s hybrid airship boon to remote projects

    March 31, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    UNITED STATES – Lockheed Martin has signed a letter of intent with UK-based Straightline Aviation for the sale of 12 of its new Hybrid Airships, a deal worth US$480 million. Delivery is scheduled to begin in 2018 and continue until

  • Feature

    Port of Vancouver continues to provide essential services

    April 1, 2015 by David Godkin

    There’s no question that Canadian coal, met or thermal, is among the best in the world and that the Port of Vancouver is better positioned to deliver it to the U.S. and coal-hungry Asian markets than most other ports along the Pacific…

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    Freight transport, oil spills, and the James Bay Treaty No. 9 Agreement

    April 1, 2015 by Walter Naveau

    In the early hours of Sunday, February 15, 2015, my community of Mattagami First Nation (a signatory to the 1905 James Bay Treaty No. 9) bore witness to a CN Rail freight train derailment involving 29 newer-style tankers, known as CPC-1232,…