Volume 101 Number 52

Feb 8 - 14, 2016

Editorial: Aboriginal think tank calls for 'bold' infrastructure development in Far North

With the new federal government having vowed in its election platform to improve the lives of Aboriginal Canadians and spend tens of billions on infrastructure projects to offset the economic downturn, it’s a perfect time for aboriginal...Read More →


Premier Clark to BC miners: 'We're fighting for you'

VANCOUVER — British Columbia Premier Christy Clark spoke at the opening of this year’s Mineral Exploration Roundup convention, hosted by the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia, and told attendees the provincial...Read More →


Analysts give thumbs up to Detour's new mine plan

A revised life-of-mine (LOM) plan that incorporates an additional mine face, enhances flexibility and further de-risks Detour Gold’s (TSX: DGC) Detour Lake gold mine in northeastern Ontario has elicited a round of applause from analysts...Read More →


Bennett supports power cost deferral for BC miners

VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s Minister of Energy & Mines Bill Bennett said during a press conference on Jan. 26 at this year’s Mineral Exploration Roundup convention that miners in the province can expect a decision...Read More →


Aston Bay strikes exploration deal with BHP

BHP Billiton’s (NYSE: BHP) Canadian subsidiary has signed a letter of intent to fund exploration on Aston Bay Holdings’ (TSXV: BAY) Storm copper property, in Somerset Island, Nunavut. Read More →


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

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...Read More →


BC Chief Gottfriedson says First Nations need 'culture of greatness'

VANCOUVER — British Columbia Regional Chief Shane Gottfriedson told delegates at the Mineral Exploration Roundup convention in Vancouver that the resource industry could be a game changer for First Nations in the province, but a higher...Read More →


Letter to the editor: Reliable access vs. reliable understanding

While Mr. Dirom’s recent opinion piece, “BC explorers need reliable access to land to make discoveries (T.N.M., Jan. 25–31, 2016)” raises valid concerns, he offers only the same tired and outdated responses that actually...Read More →


TSX posts gains, Jan. 25-29

An interest rate cut by Japan’s central bank, the U.S. Federal Reserve’s decision to leave rates alone and rising oil prices — West Texas Intermediate crude finished at US$33.70 per barrel — lifted global markets. There...Read More →


TSX Venture bounces back, Jan. 25-29

The S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index recovered from historic lows during the trading period, as it gained 3.3%, or 15.85 points, en route to a 499.52-point weekly close. Commodity futures were on the rise across the board, with markets also...Read More →


US stocks gain ground, Jan. 25-29

U.S. equities posted a second consecutive weekly gain, after a surprise move from the Bank of Japan to stimulate its economy. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 2.3% to 16,466.30, while the S&P 500 Index advanced 1.8% to 1,940.24. The...Read More →


Plateau Uranium making strides at Macusani

Five corporate transactions over eight years and a steady pace of consolidation and resource growth have laid the groundwork for an updated preliminary economic assessment (PEA) of the Macusani project in southern Peru that would place it in...Read More →


Forum CEO touts 'exciting' year on the Athabasca

VANCOUVER — It isn’t a particularly active year for the exploration community, but Forum Uranium (TSXV: FDC; US-OTC: FDCFF) is bucking the trend with a pair of drill programs it hopes will lead to another major discovery...Read More →


Ur-Energy's Lost Creek uranium project remains robust

Ur-Energy (TSX: URE; NYSE-MKT: URG) has updated the preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for its Lost Creek uranium property in Wyoming, with Rich Boberg, the company’s senior director of investor relations, noting there are three...Read More →


U3O8 aims to help meet Argentina's uranium demand

VANCOUVER — It’s been a bumpy ride for foreign mining companies in Argentina over the past three years, but explorer U3O8 Corp. (TSX: UWE) saw  light at the end of the political tunnel in late October when the Andean...Read More →


Asanko pours first gold in Ghana

Asanko Gold (TSX: AKG; NYSE-MKT: AKG) has started gold production at its namesake mine in Ghana, becoming the newest mine in the West African country.Read More →