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Economy, International, Politics

China’s effort to buy an Arctic gold mine raises many concerns

China’s huge Shandong Gold Mining Corporation is proposing to buy Canada’s TMAC resources mine in the Arctic. Currently under review by the federal government, the $207.4 million dollar offer raises concerns not only  over China’s increasing control over the precious »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics

Huge oilsands project cancelled in light of protests over resource development

Even as protests continue over a proposed natural gas (Coastal GasLink) line in northern B.C., and continued opposition to an oil pipeline (TransMountain) from Alberta to the Pacific, a huge oilsands mine project has been cancelled. Teck resources said the »


Canadian gold mine hit by deadly attack in Burkina Faso won’t reopen in 2019

A Canadian-owned mine in Burkina Faso that suspended operations in November following a deadly ambush on its workers, which killed 38 people and injured dozens of others, says it won’t resume operations this year. Benoit Desormeaux, president and CEO of »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

What’s in a name? Town of Asbestos to be renamed

Negative association hurting development The Quebec town of Asbestos said it’s had enough.  Officials say the negative association with the mineral and its now bad reputation as a health hazard, is hurting the town. In a telephone interview with a »


Dozens still missing after deadly attack near Canadian-run mine in Burkina Faso

Dozens of people were feared still missing on Thursday after an ambush on workers near a Canadian-owned mine in Burkina Faso killed at least 37 and wounded 60 in the worst such attack in the West African nation for years. »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Romanian parliamentary commission rejects Canadian gold mine project, but …

A special parliamentary commission in Romania overwhelmingly rejected a bill that would allow the Canadian mining company Gabriel Resources to set up Europe’s biggest open pit gold mine. The company has been waiting 14 years for approval for the project, »