Regulatory Issues

Canadian Natural Resources hit by NDP tax hike 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-08-19
VANCOUVER — Diversified energy producer Canadian Natural Resources (TSX: CNQ) took a loss during the second quarter after a corporate tax increase in Alberta, and it isn’t the only outfit in the oil and gas space feeling the...

Editorial: Do FIFO operations aggravate mental health problems? 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-08-12
Worldwide, Western Australia could be considered ground zero for fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) mining operations, with thousands of mining personnel daily making the air commute from home in pleasant cities like Perth to work for long stretches at...

Editorial: US coal miners in crosshairs of Clean Power Plan  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-08-05
U.S. President Barack Obama has unveiled his administration’s sweeping plan to curb carbon emissions from U.S. power plants, and the news has domestic coal miners and coal-consuming states squirming. 

NWT's Ramsay stays upbeat as Canada's energy and mine ministers meet 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-29
VANCOUVER — On July 20 Canadian federal, provincial and territorial energy and mines ministers gathered in Halifax, N.S., for the 72nd annual Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference. The event comes at a time that the mining...

Commentary: Fulfilling CSR goals without violating anti-corruption laws 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-22
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is increasingly important to successful business operations. Yet CSR initiatives are often developed without attention to possible liability under anti-corruption laws. 

Silver Wheaton circles the wagons against CRA challenge 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-15
VANCOUVER — The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has taken the first shot in what is likely to become a protracted legal battle with streaming outfit Silver Wheaton (TSX: SLW; NYSE: SLW), and the results could affect the...

Editorial: Lonmin condemned in Marikana commission findings 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-01
The long-awaited report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the Marikana mine massacre in Marikana, South Africa, has been released, and there’s plenty of finger pointing to go around.

Royal Nickel receives main environmental permit for Dumont  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-07-01
Royal Nickel (TSX: RNX; US-OTC: RNKLF) says it will build what will be one of the largest nickel sulphide mines in the world at its Dumont project early next year, after securing a key environmental permit from the Quebec government.

Paladin Energy wins right to own Canadian uranium mine 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-06-24
In a historic decision, the Canadian government has approved Australia’s Paladin Energy (TSX: PDN) as the majority owner of a uranium mine in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Editorial: Cockpit capers in Jamaica 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-06-17
A mining scandal touching the highest levels of government has erupted over the past couple of months in Jamaica, traditionally one of the world’s great centres for bauxite mining, with companies such as Alcan, Kaiser and Alpart active in...