All Sustainability & Environment articles

Kimberley SunMine
Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Kimberley’s SunMine to light up in June 2015

Western Canada’s largest solar installation puts this entrepreneurial East Kootenay community on the map.

by By Kevin Miller
The student engineering team
Mining Insider, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Student engineering team wins provincial competition

The teams were tasked with developing a method to break down sewage and produce biogas.

Pinchi Lake reclamation
Sustainability & environment, British Columbia BC mine reclamation committee to hold June get-together

About 600 people are expected for the symposium in Vancouver, which runs in conjunction with an international mine closure forum.

by Peter Caulfield
Juergen Puetter, CEO and President of Aeolis Wind Power Corporation.
Mines, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Wind farm planned for Peace region

A $480 million wind project could blow a gust of fresh air into the struggling Tumbler Ridge economy.

by Kevin Miller
A herd of elk graze on the former Sullivan Mine site.
Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Two former Teck employees find a second career in mining reclamation

Sullivan Closure Company manages the long-term reclamation and maintenance of Teck's Sullivan Mine in Kimberley, B.C.

by Kevin Miller
Digital rendering of Imperial Oil's new oil sands research centre in southeast Calgary.
Exploration, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Alberta Imperial Oil to build next generation research facility in Calgary

Imperial Oil's new facility will focus on improving technologies while developing new oilsands recovery methods.

by Kevin Miller
George Ross showing some gold nuggets that was mined near Dawson City by placer miners.
Sustainability & environment, Yukon George Ross, lured to the far north

Ross was drawn to the diversity of the Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Resources, and Yukon’s alluring beauty.

by Jessica Kirby
Diavik's four-turbine wind farm.
Mines, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Northwest Territories Diavik Diamond Mine powers up with wind

Diavik Diamond Mine has the northernmost large-scale wind-diesel hybrid power facility in the world.

by Jessica Kirby
Piles of Azomite.
Products & equipment, Sustainability & environment Azomite: a full-spectrum reclamation soil additive

Azomite, now available in Canada through ML Agri Products in B.C., is an economical soil additive that can speed up and improve reclamation land recovery.

by Kristen Mitchell
Interaction of delegates and participants in the CIM convention of 2013.
Education, Mines, Products & equipment, Sustainability & environment, Technology, British Columbia CIM 2014 convention in Vancouver May 11 to 14

The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum will welcome 7,000 delegates and participants to celebrate diversity in mining.

by Jessica Kirby
Area of the Flathead purchased by Teck Resources for conservation.
Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Leadership and community engagement at Teck

Teck Resources Ltd. has earned awards from MAC and PDAC for environmental and sustainability initiatives.

by Jessica Kirby
Robert Quartermain, the president and chief executive officer of Pretium Resources Inc.
First Nations, Minerals, Mines, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Executive confident about gold mine’s development

Robert Quartermain of Pretium Resources believes the Brucejack gold mine will open in 2016.

by Tim Gardner
Karina Briño, president and CEO of MABC
Sustainability & environment, Technology, British Columbia Mining thought leader overview

An interview with Karina Briño, president and CEO of the Mining Association of BC

by Jessica Kirby
An inspector of mines and reclamation for the province of British Columbia, Jennifer McConnachie, inspects a waste rock dump that has undergone progressive reclamation at a mine site in the BC interior.
Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Reclamation must be site-specific

A B.C. government mines inspector said one size does not fit all when it comes to mine reclamation planning across the province.

by Tim Gardner
Launching the EBEE drone.
Exploration, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Yukon Revolutionizing prospecting and exploration in Yukon

Shawn Ryan is changing the face of prospecting in Yukon with incredibly innovative new technologies such as unmanned drones and Geoprobes.

by Karen Kornelsen
Ryan Mills accepting the Metal Mining Reclamation Award on behalf of the Crown Contaminated Sites Program of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and AECOM Canada Ltd. From left to right: Dave Nikolejsin (Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Energy and Mines), Ryan Mills (AECOM), Jaimie Dickson (2013 Chair, BC Technical & Research Committee on Reclamation).
Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Recognizing excellence in mine reclamation

Several organizations were recently awarded for their innovative practices in mine reclamation in British Columbia.

by Karen Kornelsen
a mine
Sustainability & environment, Manitoba Remediating mine tailings and recovering gold

BacTech Environmental is building a bioleach facility with the purpose of remediating toxic mine tailings in Snow Lake, Manitoba.

by Karen Kornelsen
A yellow boat with fishermen floats down a deep blue river against a stunning backdrop of trees and mountains
History, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Working Together to Protect the Elk Valley Watershed

Marcia Smith, senior vice-president, sustainability and external affairs at Teck, writes regarding the government management plan issued for the Elk River

by Marcia Smith
Large digger shovelling dirt into an oversized mining dump truck.
Company Profiles, First Nations, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Operating with respect for the land

This First Nations-owned company understands sensitive environments

by Jessica Kirby
a crowd of well-dressed men and women around a casino card table
Sustainability & environment, Global, Ontario Mining4Life has raised over $11 million for charity

Mining4Life is a fun and important fundraising event and a chance for the mining industry to contribute to the health and well-being of people around the world.

by Karen Kornelsen
manganese plant
Sustainability & environment, British Columbia, Global A B.C. company continues its research into environmentally sound mining techniques

Kemetco Research’s work in non-cyanide gold recovery and other technology could conquer environmental disadvantages of common mining processes

by Jessica Kirby
an architectural rendering of an aerial view of the new smelter
Sustainability & environment, Technology, British Columbia Work on the Kitimat Modernization Project is going strong

Rio Tinto Alcan's Kitimat Modernization Project at its smelter in Kitimat, B.C., is on track to be completed and achieve production by 2014.

by Karen Kornelsen
a group of people standing together with an award certificate
Sustainability & environment, Yukon Bardusan Placers is a leader in environmental stewardship

The company took home a 2012 Robert E. Leckie Award recognizing its stewardship efforts.

by Karen Kornelsen
two men in suits standing at a lectern
First Nations, Sustainability & environment, Yukon Yukon Zinc receives a second Robert E. Leckie Award

On November 20, 2012, Yukon Zinc received a Robert E. Leckie Award for Responsible and Innovative Mining Practices.

by Karen Kornelsen
a group of people holding a framed certificate
Sustainability & environment, British Columbia A sand-and-gravel company wins for reclamation

R.E. Postill & Sons was one of five B.C. mines recognized for their reclamation achievements in September 2012.

by Karen Kornelsen
Man standing in a lake holding a fishing net.
Mines, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Planning for a mine’s closure—before it opens

Mount Milligan mine environmental plan

by Tim Gardner
Photo of Bob Joseph
First Nations, Mines, Sustainability & environment Consultation before action is critical

Bob Joseph is the founder and president of Indigenous Corporate Training Inc., which helps individuals and organizations work more effectively with aboriginals.

by Tim Gardner
Photo of the Keno Hill Silver District
Mines, Sustainability & environment, Technology, British Columbia, Yukon Alexco transforms the Keno Hill Silver District with environmental technologies

Cleaning up and reopening the historic Bellekeno silver mine in Yukon has earned Alexco's Brad Thrall and Clynton Nauman an award from the AME BC.

by Karen Kornelsen
Photo of Dr. David Pearson, Kelly Strong, John Pollesel, Rick Bartolucci, Marianne Matichuk, Dalton McGuinty, Jim Bradley and Dave Stefanuto
Sustainability & environment, Technology, Ontario Vale breaks ground on a leading-edge project at Copper Cliff

On June 22, 2012, Vale broke ground on its Clean AER Project, which will see sulphur dioxide emissions at Vale’s Copper Cliff smelter in Sudbury reduced.

by Karen Kornelsen
Artillery Peak in Arizona
Mines, Sustainability & environment, Technology New clean mining association is formed

Promoting new and emerging technology that makes mining more environmentally responsible.

by Jessica Kirby
Photo of a man
Mines, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Teck plans a Line Creek water treatment facility

West Line Creek water treatment facility 25 kilometres north of Sparwood, B.C.

by Brielle Will
Mountains and river.
Mines, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia What is a mining consultant?

McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. helps mines through the opening process.

by Tim Gardner
Photo of a mother and her child
Minerals, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia, Global From A to zinc: Teck helps prevent disease in the developing world

Teck and BASF announce a partnership to reduce zinc deficiency in the developing world through micronutrient food solutions.

by Karen Kornelsen
Group of people
Sustainability & environment, Technology, Alberta Alberta’s Industrial Heartland

Alberta's Industrial Heartland is Canada’s largest petrochemical and hydrocarbon processing centre.

by Lisa Crane
Woman at a mine
Mines, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Playing an important role

Michelle Unger lives and works in Kimberley. She feels fortunate that she has been able to live in a great place like Kimberley while advancing her career.

by Lisa Crane
Photo of the Liard River
Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Will we have enough water?

What will happen to northeastern B.C.’s water supply as natural gas continues to be extracted by means of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking?

by Maureen McEwan
Historical mining activity at the Bellekeno Mine area
Minerals, Mines, Sustainability & environment, Yukon Even better the second time around

Reopening the historic Keno Silver District in the Yukon required expertise in both mining and environmental remediation. Alexco Resource Corporation has both.

by Maureen McEwan
Sustainability & environment, Alberta Transforming tailings management in Alberta’s oilsands

With much criticism over the environmental impact of these toxic ponds, solutions are earnestly being sought after to come up with a solution.

Before picture taken of Vale's regreening project of slag piles off Big Nickel Road near their Copper Cliff operations
Education, Mines, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Ontario From moonscape to greenscape

The Vale Living with Lakes Centre in Sudbury, Ontario, has brought environmental success to a whole new level.

by Karen Kornelsen
Photo of two men looking at a rock
Exploration, Mines, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Decar project holds groundbreaking potential

First Point Minerals has developed an innovative selective extraction method to accurately assay for alloy nickel at its Decar property in central BC.

by Lisa Crane
A camp with tents during a cold winter night.
Minerals, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Northwest Territories Driving innovation

Avalon Rare Metals Inc. and its flaghip Nechalacho deposit in Thor Lake, N.W.T., is focused on rare earth elements, which are integral to advancing techonology.

by Kali Love
Photo of Christa Ford
Sustainability & environment, Technology, British Columbia Reusing what is not renewable

Teck Trail Operations leads the way to a greener future by taking e-waste and recycling its usable metals.

by Kali Love
At left is a shiny silver cone and right is a hand holding a shiny square object
Minerals, Sustainability & environment, Technology, British Columbia Seeing infrared

Firebird Technologies Inc. creates indium antimonide wafers—and has plans to supply more products to the solar market.

by Glynis Fediuk
A chunk of jagged, silvery rock
Minerals, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Northwest Territories The future found in the ground

Ian London explains why rare earth elements and metals are valuable and why they are the key to advancements in green energy and the health-care system.

by Kali Love
A smooth, clear blue lake with a small treed island and treed shoreline; a Canadian flag flies on the right side
Minerals, Sustainability & environment, Saskatchewan From mine to magnet

Great Western Minerals Group’s Hoidas Lake project shows strong findings of neodymium—an element used in green technologies.

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