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Canada challenges innovators to modernise 100-year-old mining processes

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st October 2018 Canadian Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi has challenged innovators to develop new technology solutions to lower energy consumption for crushing mined rock - a process that currently accounts for up to 3% of the world’s electricity usage. Launching the $10-million Crush It! Challenge,... 

Goldcorp’s all-electric Borden gets $5m govt boost

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th October 2018 The Canadian government has announced a $5-million investment to support TSX- and NYSE-listed Goldcorp Borden project, which will be the first underground mine in the country to replace all diesel mobile equipment with battery electric vehicles. The new all-electric Borden, in Chapleau, Ontario,... 

BC govt refuses KGHM’s Ajax environmental permit

By: Henry Lazenby     15th December 2017 The British Columbia provincial government on Thursday refused to issue Polish base metals miner KGHM Polska Miedź’s Ajax copper/gold mine a provincial environmental certificate, saying the adverse effects of the project outweigh the potential benefits. The news is a blow to the nearby City of... 

Accountability boosted by first-time publication of payments to govts by Canadian miners

By: Henry Lazenby     13th June 2017 The public disclosure of hundreds of reports detailing payments to governments by Canadian extractive companies heralds a new era of transparency for the mining sector, nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) working closely with the country’s Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA) say.... 

New Saskatchewan carbon-capture facility a global test bed

By: Henry Lazenby     19th June 2015 A new laboratory to evaluate carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies from around the globe was officially launched in Saskatchewan on Thursday, giving global scientists direct access and practical data through one of the largest facilities of its kind in the world. Electricity utility... 

More Canadians find mining jobs than previously reported – MAC

By: Henry Lazenby     29th January 2014 The Mining Association of Canada's (MAC’s) latest ‘Facts & Figures 2013’ report had found that new data pointed to a striking increase in the number of Canadians employed in mining and related industries, with more than 418 000 people in full-time-equivalent jobs working in various facets of the... 

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