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Court shelves group’s private prosecution of Mount Polley mine collapse

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C.-An advocacy group says a British Columbia provincial court has shelved a bid to have charges laid for environmental damage caused by a mining disaster in British Columbia’s Interior. MiningWatch Canada says its private prosecution against both the province and Mount Polley Mining Corp. for alleged violations of ...

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Vancouver Island First Nation gives nod to proposed LNG export facility

VANCOUVER-A First Nation on Vancouver Island has approved a proposed liquefied natural gas export facility on its traditional territories. Members of the Huu-ay-aht First Nation voted 70 per cent in favour of the development planned by Steelhead LNG at Sarita Bay, near Port Alberni. The First Nation says in a ...

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Manitoba government says prospectors find diamonds in province for first time

WINNIPEG-The Manitoba government says prospectors have found diamonds in the province for the first time in what could eventually translate into further mineral development. The government, however, stressed that the discovery by the Manitoba Geological Survey and its industry partner Lynx Consortium in the northeast of the province is preliminary, ...

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De Beers ends partnership for diamond search in northern Saskatchewan

VANCOUVER-De Beers Canada is ending an agreement with another company to hunt for diamonds in northern Saskatchewan. A news release posted to both the De Beers Canada website and the CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. site states that De Beers is terminating its project option in the West Athabasca project. De Beers ...

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Northern Ontario diamond mine not reporting mercury levels: environmental group

By Liam Casey THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO-An environmental group is accusing a diamond mining company of failing to report mercury levels at a mine in northern Ontario, a claim the company has swiftly rejected. Wildlands League alleges De Beers Canada has failed to report properly on mercury and methylmercury levels ...

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Quebec Innu win latest court battle against Iron Ore and Newfoundland and Labrador

Quebec Innu win latest court battle against Iron Ore and Newfoundland and Labrador MONTREAL -Innu groups have won the latest court battle in their land-claims fight against Iron Ore Co. of Canada, a railway company and the government of Newfoundland and Labrador.   The Innu are seeking $900 million in ...

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AFN National Chief tells Senate Committee First Nations must be full partners in a new pipeline review process

First Nations must be full partners in a new pipeline review process and rights must be respected, AFN National Chief Perry Bellegarde tells Senate Committee OTTAWA, June 14, 2016- First Nations must be full partners in the review, decision-making and regulation of pipelines, Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief ...

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Shell donates controversial Arctic exploration permits for protected area

By Bob Weber THE CANADIAN PRESS Shell Canada is donating its controversial Arctic energy exploration permits to clear the way for creating Canada’s third national marine protected area. The 30 legally questionable permits are being given to the Nature Conservancy of Canada, which in turn has handed them to the ...

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