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Dominion Diamond granted creditor protection, plans restructuring 

CALGARY- Dominion Diamond Mines ULC has been granted creditor protection under the  Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. The company says the CCAA filing was brought on by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which closed the diamond markets. Dominion operates the Ekati diamond mine, in which it owns a controlling interest, ...

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B.C. and Alberta Indigenous leaders demonstrate against major oilsands project

By Amy Smart Canadian Press VANCOUVER- Indigenous leaders from British Columbia and Alberta who oppose Teck’s Frontier mine say its impact will be felt by First Nations well beyond the site of the massive oilsands project. Members of Indigenous Climate Action, the Tiny House Warriors and the Union of B.C. ...

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Navajo company shuts coal mine in dispute over sovereignty 

By Matthew Brown THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BILLINGS, Mont.- One of the largest coal mines in the U.S. was indefinitely shuttered Thursday in a dispute over whether its new owner should be immune as a tribal entity from future lawsuits for environmental violations or reclamation costs. The Navajo Transitional Energy Company ...

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New corporate ethics ombud named but powers remain unclear 

  OTTAWA- The federal government’s long-awaited announcement Monday of a watchdog to enforce responsible conduct by Canadian companies operating abroad was greeted with disappointment by human-rights advocates.   That’s because International Trade Minister Jim Carr says it will take almost two more months to finalize the powers of the new ...

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NewsAlert: Barrick and Newmont sign Nevada joint venture agreement

TORONTO- Barrick Gold Corp. is dropping its hostile takeover offer for Newmont Mining Corp. in favour of creating a joint-venture that will combine the two companies’ mining operations in Nevada. Under the deal, Barrick will hold a 61.5 per cent stake in the joint venture, while Newmont will own 38.5 ...

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Native Americans rally in bid to save Arizona coal plant 

By Anita Snow THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHOENIX -More than 300 people who say their livelihoods depend on a coal-fired plant on a sprawling Native American reservation rallied in Phoenix Wednesday to request a 90-day delay in steps being taken to shutter it by 2019. Demonstrators, including miners who extract the ...

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Goldcorp Signs Agreement with Three Ontario First Nations

JUN 06, 2018 Significant Milestone in Development of Borden Gold, Canada’s First All-Electric Underground Mine   VANCOUVER, June 6, 2018 – GOLDCORP INC. (TSX: G) (NYSE: GG) (“Goldcorp” or “the Company”) and three First Nation communities including Brunswick House First Nation (BHFN), Chapleau Cree First Nation (CCFN), and Chapleau Ojibwe First Nation (COFN) are ...

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Chile orders Barrick to permanently close Pascua Lama surface facilities

TORONTO- The Chilean government has ordered Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) to permanently close all surface facilities at its troubled Pascua-Lama project high in the Andes. The government had suspended the massive project that straddles the Chile-Argentina border in 2013 over concerns of environmental damage and water contamination during development. Barrick was ...

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