Canadian Mining Journal

  • News

    Mountain Province’s Q1 marked by Covid shutdown, rising diamond prices

    April 14, 2021 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    The first quarter of the year marked a continuing recovery in diamond prices for Mountain Province Diamonds (TSX: MPVD) – but production at the company’s 49%-owned Gahcho Kué mine, in the Northwest Territories, was severely curtailed by a Covid-19 outbreak.

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    Gahcho Kué, Brucejack mines grapple with Covid outbreaks

    February 8, 2021 by Canadian Mining Journal Staff

    De Beers and Mountain Province Diamonds have suspended operations at their jointly owned Gahcho Kué diamond mine, 280 km north of Yellowknife, as they work to contain a Covid-19 outbreak that began last week. In addition to two cases in

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    Cameco suspends production at Cigar Lake

    December 14, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    Cameco announced on Monday that it will be temporarily suspending production at its Cigar Lake uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan over the coming weeks due to the increasing risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The safety of our workers, their families

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    Victoria Gold’s John McConnell on launching a mine during a pandemic at the Global Mining Symposium

    November 23, 2020 by Carl Williams

    Victoria Gold (TSXV: VGCX) commenced production at its Eagle heap-leach mine in the Yukon on July 1 – perhaps the only new gold mine in the world to launch in the midst of a global health crisis. “It’s going reasonably

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    AngloGold suspends operations at Cerro Vanguardia

    November 10, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    AngloGold Ashanti said on Tuesday it would voluntary suspend operations at its Cerro Vanguardia gold and silver mine in Argentina for 10 days, as coronavirus positive cases have been detected among its workforce. The company said essential activities during the

  • Feature

    Canada can’t let its COVID-19 advantage slip away

    October 1, 2020 by Alisha Hiyate

    Canada needs all levels of government to coordinate a coherent response to the virus.

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    COVID-19 industry survey finds high confidence in mining sector leadership

    September 21, 2020 by Alisha Hiyate

    The Northern Miner and Canadian Mining Journal conducted a reader survey to gauge how the sector is faring through the COVID-19 pandemic, which began officially in March. The survey was open in July and August, with 384 people from the

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    Miners rise to the challenges of the pandemic

    September 1, 2020 by Alisha Hiyate

    Canadian mine sites have done well to keep employees and communities safe.

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    Health and safety obligations during COVID-19 – a mix of old and new

    September 1, 2020 by Brad Smith and Shelby Rooney

    Brad Smith and Shelby Rooney look at how health and safety obligations have changed under COVID-19 – and how they haven’t.

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    What a pandemic means for mining companies and their counsel

    September 1, 2020 by Sander Grieve

    Sander Grieve of Bennett Jones weighs in on the challenges and opportunities that have arisen for miners and their counsel during the pandemic.

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    RESOURCES: Canada supports mining sector with $98M geoscience investment

    July 30, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – With its sights set on economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, the government of Canada has announced a $98-million, five-year investment to renew two geoscience programs led by the Geological Survey of Canada: the Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals program and the Targeted Geoscience Initiative. The

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    GOLD: Harte reopens Sugar zone mine, plans August mill restart

    July 29, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Harte Gold’s Sugar Zone mine is now back up and running, following a temporary shutdown at the end of March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the company, longhole blasting and ore haulage rates underground are improving