Manitoba is home to several active mines that produce such valuable metals as nickel, copper, zinc and gold. And according to Manitoba’s Mineral Resources, the province produces 100 per cent of Canada's cesium, lithium and tantalum—minerals used in such things as electronics, specialized batteries and jet engine components. In a move to encourage new development, the provincial government recently lowered the mining tax rate and created mineral exploration incentive programs.  

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Picture of Wasaya Airlines plane.
Mining Insider, First Nations, Mines, Manitoba, Ontario Wasaya Spreads Wings West

Wasaya Airways is proud to be a 100% First Nations owned airline and the leading provider of quality air transportation services to more than 25 communities.

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

Atlas Coal Mine encompasses 70 acres and 20 dozen preserved buildings.
Education, Mines, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan 7 must-visit museums on the Prairies to learn about Canada’s mining and energy industries

Explore the history and development of Canada's mining industry with a visit to one of these museums.

by Jillian Clark
Staff at Norcan Fluid Power's Langley location join representatives from Bosch Rexroth to celebrate sole distribution deal for Western Canada.
Products & equipment, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan Hydraulic products distribution deal unites Bosch Rexroth and Norcan Fluid Power in Western Canada

Bosch Rexroth and Norcan Fluid Power Ltd. have announced a distribution partnership.

by Jessica Kirby
A map of Canada showing the Geothermal Potential.
Sustainability & environment, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon Geothermal—Canada on the brink of sustainable energy?

Adjusting to sustainable energies need not be tough for those who have spent their careers in oil and gas. Many of their skills are transferrable.

by Elizabeth James
La Grande dam in Quebec shown with a skiff of snow on the ground
Energy, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec Top 10 hydroelectric dams in Canada

Hydroelectricity dam construction has led to Canada producing 60 per cent of its power from its waterways.

by Jessica Kirby
Jim Bamburak in the field.
Rock Stars, Minerals, Manitoba For geologist Jim Bamburak, the prairies rock

Bamburak and his colleague Mark Pacey have shot a series of videos to help people to learn about the geology of Manitoba.

by Kevin Miller
The fabric warehouse and maintenance buildings at Keeyask Generating Station.
Products & equipment, Manitoba Fabric structures used on massive hydroelectric project

BBE Hydro Constructors is using two Legacy fabric structures on the remote Keeyask Generating Station project in Manitoba.

by submitted by Jim Kumpula
Evolution Wheels on a four-wheel-drive tractor
Products & equipment, Manitoba Evolution Wheel conquers flat tires and poor traction

Evolution Wheel conquers flat tires and poor traction in rugged environments, bringing skid steer loaders into a new generation of “go anywhere and do anything”

by Jessica Kirby
Vale Base Metals location
Mining Insider, Mines, Manitoba TSM Award winner for community engagement announced

Vale get top nod for 2015 TSM Excellence Awards.

Reed copper mine
Manitoba Hudbay and VMS Ventures open the Reed copper mine

This northern Manitoba site has copper reserves estimated at $800 million and is located in Grass River Provincial Park.

by Jessica Kirby
Aerial view of the Lalor mines
Mining Insider, Manitoba Opening of Lalor, Reed mines to create 373 permanent jobs, boost northern economy

The Lalor and Reed mines, are officially open and are expected to create 373 permanent jobs while injecting millions into the regional economies.

Chief Ron Evans is co-chair of the new Mining Advisory Council.
Mines, Manitoba New mining advisory council in Manitoba to benefit First Nations communities

The new Mining Advisory Council is made up of representatives from First Nations, mining companies and the province of Manitoba.

by Karen Kornelsen
The VMS Ventures team on site during the exploration phase of Reed Copper
Exploration, Minerals, Mines, Manitoba An update on the Reed Copper Mine project

Rick Mark, CEO of VMS Ventures Inc., calls the Reed Copper Mine project in Manitoba a key asset for the company.

by Jessica Kirby
A photo of a possible new mining area, rocky slope in the forground, and a lake and mountains in the background.
Company Profiles, Exploration, Minerals, Mines, British Columbia, Manitoba Callinex Mines makes headway in a low market

Mining & Exploration spoke with Braden Maccke, with Callinex, to find out what Canadian exploration has in store for 2013.

by Jessica Kirby
On June 14, 2013, the Revenue Resource Transparency Working Group released its draft recommendations on implementing mandatory reporting standards for Canadian mining companies.
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Quebec, Nunavut, Saskatchewan, Yukon Draft recommendations on implementing mandatory reporting standards released

The Resource Revenue Transparency Working Group's document is now open for public comment after months of hard work.

by Karen Kornelsen
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