In this issue, the focus is on sustainability. Read articles about solar and wind energy projects, promising biofuels, and the push by a number of companies towards achieving zero liquid emissions in the mining industry. As well, we look at the federal government’s new Supercluster initiative, we celebrate 45 years of leadership at Fording River Operations in B.C.’s Elk Valley, and we visit the new all-season Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway, which is opening up gas field exploration in the Northwest Territories.
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This issue features a special section on Engagement with First Nations in which we present success stories of resource companies and Indigenous groups forging alliances to make development happen in mutually beneficial ways. We also cover tungsten, large Canadian diamonds, a novel exploration tool and several education programs geared to align with industry needs.
We present an in-depth coverage of a gold mine in northwestern British Columbia. Pretivm Resources’ Brucejack Mine is a gigantic project in a challenging environment. Meet some of the people who made it possible, including a construction company that tackles projects that other companies aren't interested in. We also cover a rare gemstone, potash, renewable energy advances and even airships for product transport.
In this issue, our cover story focuses on Ikea Canada, and the furniture retailer's sustainability leader, Brendan Seale; the company is working towards achieving energy independence with the purchase of two wind farms in southern Alberta. Also check out a special Mining History section, which looks at mining museums all across Canada, along with people who have strong ties to the industry. Plus, we profile three recent inductees into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.