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Mining Recruitment in NE BC

Mining Recruitment in NE BC

At a recent Home/Business/Trade show in Chetwynd representatives from Teck www.teck.com, Xstrata www.xstratacoal.com and Walter Energy www.walterenergy.com were attempting to recruit workers for the mines in the area. Even though Walter Energy was shutting down the Willow Creek mine they are still looking for workers at their other mines. Teck is…

Coal mine temp workers ‘exacerbate’ concerns over Chinese investment in B.C.

Coal mine temp workers ‘exacerbate’ concerns over Chinese investment in B.C.

An internal federal review of a decision to grant permits to a Chinese company to bring temporary foreign workers from China for its British Columbia coal mine found the company met or exceeded all requirements. But the November report notes that the sequence of events in HD Mining’s application to…

Echo Hill Coal Mine May Undergo Substituted Environmental Assessment

Echo Hill Coal Mine May Undergo Substituted Environmental Assessment

Hillsborough Resources Echo Hill Coal Mine Project near Tumbler Ridge is the most recent proposal to have the provincial government request a “substituted” environmental assessment. Earlier this month the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office entered into an agreement with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, that means the EAO can apply to handle…

Private Placement Ramp Up

Private Placement Ramp Up

  There are a number of companies now seeking funds through private placements or share offering for operating capital and exploration funds. Most if not all of these companies are publicly traded and looking to establish themselves in the mining sector. Companies recently raising funds through private placement include Enduarance…

Northern Gateway pipeline: benefits vs. concerns

Northern Gateway pipeline: benefits vs. concerns

CBC.ca The Northern Gateway project is a proposal by Canadian oil and gas company Enbridge to build two pipelines stretching 1177-km between the Alberta oilsands and the West Coast. The Northern Gateway would have the capacity to transport 525000 barrels of … Click for more…

Aboriginal leaders stand firm against Northern Gateway pipeline

Aboriginal leaders stand firm against Northern Gateway pipeline

CBC.ca Stars lend power to fight The public hearings continue in Kitamaat Village Wednesday before moving on to Terrace, BC, Thursday afternoon. MAP Canada’s crude oil pipeline Charting TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline Members from Douglas Channel … Click for more…

BC won’t endorse Northern Gateway until environmental assessment complete: Clark

BC won’t endorse Northern Gateway until environmental assessment complete: Clark

BC won’t endorse Northern Gateway until environmental assessment complete: Clark Vancouver Sun By PETER O’NEIL, Vancouver Sun December 13, 2011 “Certainly in British Columbia we recognize the big contribution that the oilsands make to Canada and to our national economy,” Clark told reporters after a meeting with Alberta Premier Alison…

Japan’s Inpex Corp. pumps $700 million into Nexen’s BC shale gas play

Japan’s Inpex Corp. pumps $700 million into Nexen’s BC shale gas play

Vancouver Sun CALGARY — A partnership led by Inpex Corp., Japan’s biggest oil and gas company, is spending $700 million for a share of the BC shale gas prospects owned by Calgary-based Nexen Inc. The deal follows Mitsubishi’s bid of $850 million in August 2010 to … Click for more…