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A fly fisherman casts on the Kootenai River, downstream of the Koocanusa Reservoir, near the Montana-Idaho boundary and Leonia, Idaho, on Sept. 19, 2014. The agency that mediates disputes between Canada and the U.S. over shared waters is pleading with the federal Liberals to join an investigation into contamination from British Columbia coal mines.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP - The Spokesman Review, Rich Landers

International commission asks Canada to join probe of selenium flowing from B.C.

Ottawa has already rejected a similar request from the Ktunaxa First Nation

 

A sign opposing coal development in the eastern slopes of the Livingston range south west of Longview, Alta., Wednesday, June 16, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta town endorses community-developed policy saying no to coal mining in Rockies

Alberta town endorses community-developed policy saying no to coal mining in Rockies

 

A sign opposing coal development in the eastern slopes of the Livingston range south west of Longview, Alta., Wednesday, June 16, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta town endorses community-developed policy saying no to coal mining in Rockies

High River has joined 30 organizations in signing a document pushing prohibition of coal in Alberta

 

A aerial view shows the damage caused by a tailings pond breach on Lake Polley, B.C. Tuesday, August, 5, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. mine environment safeguards whittled down by amendments, university study says

B.C.’s department of Environment and Climate Change disputes paper’s conclusions.

A aerial view shows the damage caused by a tailings pond breach on Lake Polley, B.C. Tuesday, August, 5, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A pod of narwhals surfaces in northern Canada in this August 2005 file photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Inuit hunters fear an upcoming ruling on an Arctic mine expansion could hasten the ongoing decline of a narwhal population that they rely on for food. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kristin Laidre, NOAA

Inuit fear ruling on Arctic mine expansion could hasten ongoing narwhal decline

Hunters and trappers say mine is already harming their ability to harvest the important food source

A pod of narwhals surfaces in northern Canada in this August 2005 file photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Inuit hunters fear an upcoming ruling on an Arctic mine expansion could hasten the ongoing decline of a narwhal population that they rely on for food. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kristin Laidre, NOAA
Contents from a tailings pond is pictured going down the Hazeltine Creek into Quesnel Lake near the town of Likely, B.C. on August, 5, 2014. Three engineers have been disciplined nearly eight years after British Columbia’s worst mining disaster. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Regulator fines engineers 8 years after Mount Polley disaster in B.C.

Tailings dam failed in August 2014, releasing mining wastewater into surrounding waterways

Contents from a tailings pond is pictured going down the Hazeltine Creek into Quesnel Lake near the town of Likely, B.C. on August, 5, 2014. Three engineers have been disciplined nearly eight years after British Columbia’s worst mining disaster. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A refiner pours bars of gold at Agnico-Eagle's Meadowbank mine facility in Meadowbank Mine, Nunavut on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. and Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. say their merger should be completed next week after the gold miners received regulatory approval in Australia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Agnico Eagle merger with Kirkland Lake set to close next week

Agnico Eagle merger with Kirkland Lake set to close next week

A refiner pours bars of gold at Agnico-Eagle's Meadowbank mine facility in Meadowbank Mine, Nunavut on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. and Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. say their merger should be completed next week after the gold miners received regulatory approval in Australia. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
FILE - The suspension of operations at the Ekati Diamond Mine for most of 2020 was a major factor in the decline of diamond mining. Dave Brosha photograph courtesy of Arctic Canadian Diamond Company

Mining the future: Canada’s high hopes to become a global critical mineral powerhouse

Country is one of the world’s biggest producers of raw metals and minerals

FILE - The suspension of operations at the Ekati Diamond Mine for most of 2020 was a major factor in the decline of diamond mining. Dave Brosha photograph courtesy of Arctic Canadian Diamond Company
A section of the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies is seen west of Cochrane, Alta., on June 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Wide-ranging analysis finds negative overall impacts from coal mining in Rockies

Mine would displace ranching and tourism, damage water and wildlife

A section of the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies is seen west of Cochrane, Alta., on June 17, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage at a press conference in Calgary on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Greg Fulmes
Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage at a press conference in Calgary on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Greg Fulmes
A tapper tapps nickel-copper matt in the flash furnace of Vale SA smelter complex in Copper Cliff, Ont. on December 8, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Gino Donato
A tapper tapps nickel-copper matt in the flash furnace of Vale SA smelter complex in Copper Cliff, Ont. on December 8, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Gino Donato
Ore is dropped into a dump truck to be brought to the surface at the 610 foot level of Vale SA garson mine in Sudbury, Ont., Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. Unionized workers at the Sudbury Vale mine have voted 85% to accept a collective agreement, ending the first strike at the Sudbury mine in more than a decade. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Gino Donato

Two-month strike at Vale mine in Sudbury to end after workers approve contract

Two-month strike at Vale mine in Sudbury to end after workers approve contract

Ore is dropped into a dump truck to be brought to the surface at the 610 foot level of Vale SA garson mine in Sudbury, Ont., Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010. Unionized workers at the Sudbury Vale mine have voted 85% to accept a collective agreement, ending the first strike at the Sudbury mine in more than a decade. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Gino Donato
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson speaks to media during the Liberal cabinet retreat at the Fairmont Hotel in Winnipeg, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Wilkinson says Ottawa will step in to conduct assessments of new coal mines that could release the contaminant selenium.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Sudoma

‘Appropriate’: Ottawa to review new steelmaking coal projects over selenium concerns

Selenium is common in coal-bearing rocks and is found throughout Alberta’s coal beds

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson speaks to media during the Liberal cabinet retreat at the Fairmont Hotel in Winnipeg, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. Wilkinson says Ottawa will step in to conduct assessments of new coal mines that could release the contaminant selenium.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mike Sudoma
A miner taps material in a flash furnace at the Vale smelter complex in Copper Cliff, Ont. on Wednesday December 8, 2010. A steelworkers union in Sudbury, Ont., is going on strike for the first time in over 10 years after a majority of its members rejected a tentative deal with Vale Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Gino Donato

Sudbury miners go on strike after rejecting deal from Vale Canada

Sudbury miners go on strike after rejecting deal from Vale Canada

A miner taps material in a flash furnace at the Vale smelter complex in Copper Cliff, Ont. on Wednesday December 8, 2010. A steelworkers union in Sudbury, Ont., is going on strike for the first time in over 10 years after a majority of its members rejected a tentative deal with Vale Canada.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Gino Donato
A federal strategy to preserve threatened trout could conflict with provincial coal leases in the Eastern Slopes of the Rockies. (Black Press file photo).

Federal regulations could save Alberta’s bull trout by shutting down mining plans, says biologist

Ottawa’s new strategy identifies a 30-metre protected area along rivers and streams

A federal strategy to preserve threatened trout could conflict with provincial coal leases in the Eastern Slopes of the Rockies. (Black Press file photo).

Electric vehicles expected to boost Canadian mining growth, industry panel agrees

Electric vehicles expected to boost Canadian mining growth, industry panel agrees

Abraham Kublu stands outside the Elders Qammaq in Iqaluit, on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2021, as part of a gathering to support hunters from Pond Inlet and Arctic Bay who are protesting at the Mary River mine. The mining company has filed an application for an injunction against the hunters who are blocking the mine’s road and air strip in protest of its proposed expansion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emma Tranter

Mining company asking court for injunction against protesting Nunavut hunters

Blockade set up last week at the Mary River mine on Baffin Island

Abraham Kublu stands outside the Elders Qammaq in Iqaluit, on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2021, as part of a gathering to support hunters from Pond Inlet and Arctic Bay who are protesting at the Mary River mine. The mining company has filed an application for an injunction against the hunters who are blocking the mine’s road and air strip in protest of its proposed expansion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emma Tranter
Financial numbers flow on the digital ticker tape at the TMX Group in Toronto's financial district on May 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Canadian silver mining companies give up Monday’s gains as apparent squeeze fails

Canadian silver mining companies give up Monday’s gains as apparent squeeze fails

Financial numbers flow on the digital ticker tape at the TMX Group in Toronto's financial district on May 9, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese
A journalist films four gold bars worth US$2 million, which are part of the new gold exhibition in the money museum in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Endeavour Mining Corp. has signed a deal to buy Teranga Gold Corp. in an all-stock deal valued at about $2.4 billion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Michael Probst

Endeavour Mining inks deal to buy Teranga Gold for $2.4 billion in shares

Endeavour Mining inks deal to buy Teranga Gold for $2.4 billion in shares

A journalist films four gold bars worth US$2 million, which are part of the new gold exhibition in the money museum in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Endeavour Mining Corp. has signed a deal to buy Teranga Gold Corp. in an all-stock deal valued at about $2.4 billion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Michael Probst
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to hold a press conference at the Ford Connectivity and Innovation Centre in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct. 8 2020. There’s a huge opportunity for Canada to help supply the world’s growing need for “energy transition metals” used in electric vehicle and power storage batteries but it faces stiff competition from other countries, especially China, observers say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

But mining for metals needed for electrification faces obstacles due to low prices

But mining for metals needed for electrification faces obstacles due to low prices

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives to hold a press conference at the Ford Connectivity and Innovation Centre in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct. 8 2020. There’s a huge opportunity for Canada to help supply the world’s growing need for “energy transition metals” used in electric vehicle and power storage batteries but it faces stiff competition from other countries, especially China, observers say. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick