Canadian Mining Journal


  • PUBLIC RELATIONS: Energy industry losing PR battle, says Sask. premier Wall

    June 9, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CALGARY—The energy industry is losing the public relations battle against environmentalists and needs to redouble efforts to get out its side of the story, Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said Wednesday. “Today there continues an existential threat to this industry,” said

  • ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS: Alexandria, Matachewan First Nation sign MOU

    June 1, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ONTARIO – Alexandria Minerals Corp. has signed a memorandum of Understanding with the Matachewan First Nation (“MFN”) in relation to mineral claims Alexandria holds on its Wydee property, located northwest of the Young-Davidson gold mine in Matachewan. The MOU strengthens

  • Feature

    Climate change offers many opportunities

    June 1, 2016 by Isadore Day, Wiindawtegowinini

    Let me begin this month’s column with a quote: “We do not doubt for a moment that the rest of the world would find us at fault, and hold us liable, should we fail to ensure adequate protection of that

  • ENVIRONMENT: UBCIC report blasts BC policy as risky mining

    May 17, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – The British Columbia government shows a dangerous disregard for environmental monitoring, reporting and protection among mining companies by letting them off the hook for the full costs of environmental reclamation. So says a report released on May 16

  • Commentary: Enrollment opened under the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act

    May 17, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has opened the enrollment process for companies who meet the definition of a “reporting entity” under the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA). Reporting entities can enroll by downloading a “reporting entity contact form” available at, which

  • AWARDS: Glencore sweeps MAC’s TSM excellence awards

    May 3, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA, May 3, 2016 /CNW/ – For their innovative projects that raise the bar for corporate responsibility in the Canadian mining sector, Glencore‘s Kidd Operations and Raglan mine were recognized with 2016 Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) Excellence Awards Monday evening at the CIM

  • Feature

    Avoiding duplication in sustainability disclosure

    May 1, 2016 by Michael Torrance

    Shareholders are increasingly assertive in requesting sustainability related disclosure from North American mining companies, particularly related to climate change issues. Proxy advisory services such as ISS have adopted guidelines for 2016 to “…generally vote for resolutions requesting that a company

  • SUSTAINABILITY: Teck reports 2015 sustainability performance

    April 28, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Teck Resources has released the latest in a long line (15) of sustainability reports underscoring the company’s progress toward its short and long term goals. The company is a leader in sustainability. Last year Teck was named to

  • DIAMONDS: New standards for responsibly sourced, artisanal stones

    April 28, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    OTTAWA – The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI),an organization focused on improving the lives of artisanal diamond miners, has launched the Maedeleo Diamond Standards. MDS is aimed at ensuring respect for human rights, the environment and community well-being. DDI executive director