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.
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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.
We cover mines—from gold and copper to cobalt and diamonds—in this issue as well as two Rock Stars shining in their profession. Read about some new solar and wind energy innovations, and Canada’s aging electricity grid.
We focus on sustainability in both mining and energy fields throughout this issue of the magazine. Read all about recent solar energy initiatives along with articles on biofuel development, wind power and geothermal energy . Plus we explore cleaner ways of processing coal and a “greener” way to extract gold. And our Mining Calendar will keep you up to date on both Canadian and global mining events and conferences.
Green Mountain Jade is not only producing large quantities of raw jade but is also changing the way the world views jade. Learn more about this amazing stone in this issue's cover story, Stone of Heaven. We also introduce you to the Bay of Fundy, a huge tidal energy machine.