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The fleet of railcars will be capable of carrying iron ore from the Bloom Lake mine near Fermont to the port at Sept-Iles, Québec.
Mining Insider, Mines, Quebec Champion Iron acquires 735 specialized iron ore railcars for Bloom Lake mine for (US) $30.1 million

Bloom Lake has the potential to be one of the region's leading long-life iron ore mines and a major contributor to the national economy.

Heavy equipment at Site C.
Energy, British Columbia Site C reaches employment milestone surpassing 2,000 workers

According to BC Hydro's latest employment statistics, there are over 2,000 workers on the Site C Clean Energy Project.

K+S Potash rail cars.
Mining Insider, Mines, Products & equipment, Global, Saskatchewan Rail cars arrive at K+S Potash Canada’s Legacy Project

The rail cars were designed by National Steel Car and feature industry-leading design suitable for the Legacy Project’s state-of-the-art facility.

The crocodilian track slab Kevin Sharman identified while working at Teck Resources' Quintette Mine.
History, British Columbia Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia—not your typical mining town

Small British Columbia town finds harmony between industries as it endures ups and downs of mining.

by Jillian Clark
Construction workers at the underground Brucejack gold mine, dressed in hi-vis suits.
Mining Insider, Mines, British Columbia New Brucejack Mine “Valley of the Kings” shows 8.1 million ounces of gold potential

Pretivm is constructing the high-grade underground Brucejack gold mine in northern British Columbia with commercial production targeted for 2017.

Manager Mike Miller proudly shows off the new Cummins facility in Sparwood.
Mining Insider, Products & equipment, British Columbia Cummins opens state-of-the-art facility in Sparwood

The new, 10,000 square-foot shop features dedicated space for maintenance and repairs, offices, tool storage and a customer conference room.

The twin towns of Michel and Natal were the original settlements in the Elk Valley.
History, Mines, British Columbia The struggles and spirit of Canadian coal mining towns

History of coal mining in Sparwood and the Elk Valley

by Jillian Clark
Ammolite is rainbow-coloured even in its raw form.
Exploration, Mines, Products & equipment, Alberta Korite finds rare gems in Alberta

Korite, a Canadian-owned, Calgary-based company is on a mission to colour the world with ammolite.

by Jillian Clark
CanAlaska's Nisku property is located in the Leaf Rapids area of northern Manitoba.
Mining Insider, Mines, Manitoba CanAlaska to commence drill program at Nisku Target

New large geophysical targets to be tested for copper-zinc mineralization

Hunter Harrison, new CEO of CSX Corporation.
Mining Insider, Mines CSX names E. Hunter Harrison as Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Harrison replaces Michael Ward, who announced his decision to retire as Chairman and CEO on February 21, 2017 and will become a consultant to CSX.

The two new state-of-the-art vessels will be designed and customized specifically for polar expedition voyages in the Arctic and Antarctic regions, as well as along the Norwegian coastline.
Energy, Global Corvus energy storage system to reduce emissions for new polar expedition cruise ships

Corvus Energy’s next generation Orca ESS has been selected for two new polar expedition vessels.

CanAlaska's project updates.
Mining Insider, Mines, Global CanAlaska March 2017 update: uranium, copper and diamond exploration

Multiple exploration programs planned including drilling at the North Ruttan Copper-Zinc project

Graphic from Scotiabank, showing the prices of industrial commodities.
Mining Insider, Energy, Mines, Global Digging deep into metals & minerals: Scotiabank Special Report

A renewed sense of optimism is expected in the global mining industry as industrial commodity prices are beginning to rise.

Premier Christy Clark announces funding for Geoscience BC.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Sustainability & environment, Technology, British Columbia Geoscience BC receives $10 million in new funding from BC government for earth science research

Geoscience BC is an independent, non-profit organization that generates earth science information in collaboration with various provincial sectors.

Solar power project developed by Standard Solar.
Energy, Global Gaz Métro acquires Standard Solar, a leading U.S.-based solar energy firm

The acquisition contributes towards fulfilling Gaz Métro's objective of actively participating in the reduction of the energy sector's environmental footprint.

Ikea Canada is set to purchase a $58.6 million wind power facility near Drumheller, Alberta.
Energy, Sustainability & environment, Alberta IKEA makes move to purchase second wind farm in Alberta

IKEA creates a sustainable future for their shoppers

by Jillian Clark
Picture of Cessna conducting aerial geophysical survey.
Mining Insider, Minerals, Mines, Technology, British Columbia Geoscience BC releases survey results indicating potential for new mineral deposits in B.C.

Results of Canada's largest airborne survey will stimulate mineral exploration in B.C.

Pattern Development's Meikle Wind Power Facility in British Columbia.
Energy, British Columbia Pattern Development completes largest wind power project in British Columbia

184.6 MW Meikle Wind now fully operational, increasing BC's installed wind power capacity by more than one third.

Picture of gloved hand, displaying a piece of glass with a wafer-thin piece of silicon on it.
Energy, Products & equipment The Age of Solar? Cutting-edge technology is helping to usher in a new era of alternative energy use

California-based Rayton Solar aims to create the world's most cost-effective source of energy, and is proving as a catalyst for other innovative entrepreneurs.

by Elizabeth James
Map of Montclerg Property.
Mining Insider, Mines International Explorers and Prospectors Inc. announces results from Diamond Drilling program

During the past months IEP completed diamond drilling programs totalling 3,965 metres on two properties funded by JEAP grants.