Canadian Mining Journal

Regulatory Issues

  • EXPENSIVE: Increase in costs for cleaning up abandoned mine sites in British Columbia

    June 13, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Information recently released by the B.C. Crown Contaminated Sites Program (CCSP) has Mining Watch Canada calling on the provincial government to “stop talking and start acting” to prevent future mine sites environmental disasters. MiningWatch Canada supports both the Auditor General’s

  • Take-over bid regime comes into force in Canada

    June 1, 2016 by Georges Dubé

    A new takeover bid regime in Canada came into force on May 9, 2016. In implementing the new regime, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”) focused on, among other things, giving bidders, target boards and target security holders increased clarity

  • Making the most of exploration tax credits

    June 1, 2016 by Sean Verret

    Ensuring the quarterly books are in the black has been a challenge for several companies in the mining sector lately, especially with dipping commodity indexes and the resulting slower economy. But if your books are potentially drifting towards the red,

  • TNM editorial: The curious case of Carmax Mining

    May 4, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Anyone following junior mining in British Columbia – and by extension the Mineral Titles Office – may have caught an interesting bit of drama in April courtesy of Carmax Mining and Chief Gold Commissioner Mark Messmer. The episode offers a

  • Evaluating company health and safety management and programs

    May 1, 2016 by Lindsay Mullen

    Spring is here and with it comes spring cleaning, the all-too-familiar time of the year when we roll up our sleeves and scrub down the walls, the floors and throw out items that have long overstayed their welcome. Cleaning makes

  • A federal budget with miners in mind

    May 1, 2016 by Matthew Peters

    On March 22, 2016, Canada’s Liberal party released its first Federal Budget since taking office last year, and despite projecting a staggering deficit of approximately $30 billion, the Budget brings welcome news for the Canadian mining industry in both what

  • GOLD: Orefinders prepares to treat Mirado stockpile

    April 6, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Orefinders Resources of Toronto has filed its notice of project status and project description with the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines as it prepares to mill the Mirado gold stockpile near Kirkland Lake. The next step

  • Eldorado sees more ‘constructive relationship’ in Greece

    March 30, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — Eldorado Gold (TSX: ELD; NYSE: EGO) has been at loggerheads with the Greek government over permit issues, and its sociopolitical troubles were a major contributor to a headlining US$1.5-billion impairment the company booked in 2015. In January, Eldorado indicated it would

  • PERMITS: Long wait times hinder exploration, especially in Ontario

    February 23, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CALGARY – Permit times – the length of time it takes to get approval for mining exploration – are increasing across Canada and especially in Ontario, according to a survey of mining companies released today by the Fraser Institute, an

  • Peter George fined for QP role in Barkerville and early Rubicon reports

    January 18, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia has reached a consent order with Peter Thomas George in which he has agreed to pay a fine of $15,000 and pay $20,000 towards APEGBC’s legal costs for a disciplinary

  • Imperial Metals judged ‘not liable’ for Mount Polley spill

    January 6, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER — After 16 months of deliberation, B.C.’s chief mine inspector has concluded that Imperial Metals (TSX: III; US-OTC: IPMLF) will not be held liable for the catastrophic failure of its Mount Polley gold and copper tailings dam and storage facility, 56 km northwest

  • TAILINGS: Mines Inspector reports on Mount Polley dam failure

    December 21, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BRITISH COLOMBIA – The British Columbia Chief Mines Inspector has released his report on the Aug. 4, 2014, dam failure at the Mount Polley copper-gold mine belonging to Imperial Metals Corp. of Vancouver. The report concluded that the primary cause