Court Cases

BC Minister Rustad encourages industry, First Nations to 'build relationships' 

Source: Print Archives | 2016-02-03
VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation John Rustad said at this year’s Mineral Exploration Roundup in Vancouver that the provincial government is working with First Nation...

Commentary: Tapped resources - Water use and its impact on mining in Canada 

Source: Print Archives | 2016-01-20
Scrutiny of water-use policies and regulations, and concern that provincial governments across Canada need to better regulate industrial water use, have become more prominent in recent years, particularly after the recent droughts in B.C. and...

Peter George fined and sanctioned for QP work 

Source: Print Archives | 2016-01-20
The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC) has reached a consent order with Peter Thomas George in which he has agreed to pay a $15,000 fine and $20,000 towards APEGBC’s legal costs for a...

US stocks stay afloat, Dec. 23-31 

Source: Print Archives | 2016-01-06
The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index both failed to register annual gains, while posting small gains during the trading period. The Dow added 7.7 points to end at 17,425.03, down 2.2% for the year. This is its first annual...

Editorial: Former Massey CEO Blankenship convicted of conspiracy

Source: Daily News | 2015-12-08
Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship has been convicted by a federal jury in West Virginia of conspiracy to violate U.S. mine-safety laws in relation to the 2010 explosion that killed 29 miners at the firm’s Upper Big Branch...

Editorial: Corporate chaos ensnarls Minera IRL 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-11-25
With Minera IRL shareholders only two days away from possibly voting out the company’s entire board of directors, the saga of the ill-fated, Lima-based junior gold miner is a reminder of just how quickly things can turn sour working in a...

Letter to the Editor: Morocco, phosphate and 'illegal occupation' 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-11-04
Matthew Keevil's report from Marrakesh entitled "Morocco's OCP aims to dominate phosphate industry" (T.N.M., Oct. 12-18/15) is a fine, incisive article and one deserving of wide reading.

Former Barkerville CEO Frank Callaghan fined by BCSC 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-10-28
The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) has reached a settlement agreement with James Francis (J. Frank) Callaghan, with his admitting he made statements that breached National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral...

Election 2015: Liberals, Greens and NDP Q&A on mining in Canada

Source: Daily News | 2015-09-30
With Canadians looking ahead to a federal election on Oct. 19, The Northern Miner submitted mining-related questions to the leaders of the four major political parties running across Canada. The following are the answers from the Liberal Party...

Editorial: Political risk never far in Guatemala 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-09-16
As miners active in Guatemala sit on the sidelines with furrowed brows, Guatemala has been embroiled in a political turmoil stoked by an anti-corruption drive that has led to the arrest of President Otto Perez Molina and the rise of a genial...