Hundreds Face Layoffs As Wolverine Mine Idled

Hundreds Face Layoffs As Wolverine Mine Idled

From Opinion 250 Tumbler Ridge, B.C.- Nearly  700 jobs  will disappear  from the Chetwynd – Tumbler Ridge region as  Walter Energy  shuts down it’s Wolverine and Brazion coal mines. “We certainly didn’t  anticipate this, this morning” says Frank Everitt, the president of  United Steelworkers  local 1-424, which represents about 400 workers at the Wolverine  mine. […]

High-quality coal and house prices: A B.C. town’s second chance

High-quality coal and house prices: A B.C. town’s second chance

From the Globe and Mail Tumbler Ridge Mayor Darwin Wren predicts that the quality of British Columbia coal will keep his northeastern B.C. community afloat. In 2001, Mr. Wren moved from Fort Nelson to Tumbler Ridge, where he bought a house for $28,000, just months after the nearby Quintette coal mine closed amid depressed prices […]

Quintette Mine to Reopen

The Quintette mine is reopening with the Government of BC announcing  the approval of the permit applications by Teck Resources. The re-opening of the mine, which was closed operating from 1982 to 2000 is expected to cost Teck $860 million into the facilities and operations, and part of that is an employment force of more […]

Cardero’s Carbon Creek Project Selected for Streamlined Environmental Assessment Process

Cardero Resource Corp. (“Cardero” or the “Company”) (TSX: CDU, NYSE MKT: CDY) provides an update on the Environmental Assessment process for the Carbon Creek Metallurgical Coal project.  The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (“CEAA”) and the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (“EAO”) recently announced the finalization of a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) to enable efficient and […]

Atrum Secures Option to Acquire Coking Coal Projects

Atrum Secures Option to Acquire Coking Coal Projects

Atrum Coal is pleased to announce it has secured an option to acquire 100% of both the Adams Project and White Rabbit Project in the coking coal rich Peace River region of British Columbia, Canada. The projects, which total 20,876 hectares in size, are close to key infrastructure and immediately contiguous (north and south respectively) with the Gething […]

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 going to open up the […]

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 bring 201 miners over from […]

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 the environmental assessments for certain […]

Willow Creek Mine to Close

Willow Creek Mine to Close

Walter Energy has provided more details about a production curtailment at the Willow Creek Mine near Chetwynd. In a statement released Wednesday, CEO Walter J. Scheller III said the company would curtail production at the mine with 250 of the 350 losing their jobs. The curtailment will start in April. The mine will continue with […]

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 Gold (TSXV-EDG) $500,000, Pretium Resources […]