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This aerial shot of Nelson Hydro's Bonnington generating station shows the clearcut where the solar garden has been built.
Energy, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia A successful sunny garden

Nelson, B.C., grew a solar garden in a year and a half with the help of its citizens

by Virginia Rasch
FilterBoxx's wastewater treatment plants use membrane bioreactor technology to meet environmental standards of water discharge at the mine site.
Sustainability & environment Innovative technology takes on glacier climate and wins

FilterBoxx’s MBR wastewater treatment plants and sludge dewatering technology withstand climate of a mine site located on Knipple Glacier in British Columbia.

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Mountain range in Alaska
Mining Insider, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia B.C. and Alaska strengthen commitment to protect shared environment

Implementation of the SoC will be overseen by a bilateral working group

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Province and FVRD
Mining Insider, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Province and FVRD set foundation for commercial gravel operations

Bennett and FVRD chair Sharon Gaetz today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) pertaining to the FVRD’s new commercial gravel operations bylaw.

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Picture of wind farm towers with beautiful sunset in background.
Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment, Global Carbon pricing is pushing mines to look at renewables

Carbon pricing is pushing mining leaders to consider renewable energy options as a way of further reducing GHG emissions and stabilizing energy costs.

Stephen Foley
Sustainability & environment, Saskatchewan The green way to extract gold

Their goal is to tackle the problems of recycling electronic waste and create an eco-friendly system that is applicable to large gold mining operations.

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The Raglan Mine
Sustainability & environment, Quebec Glencore goes two for two in the 2016 TSM Excellence Awards

Glencore’s Raglan Mine and Kidd Operations were both recognized with 2016 TSM Excellence Awards at the CIM Awards Gala in Vancouver.

by Mason Buettner
Renewable electricity smart-grid pilot demonstration at Glencore’s Raglan Mine in northern Quebec.
Mining Insider, Mines, Sustainability & environment, Technology, Global Glencore sweeps the 2016 TSM Excellence Awards

Glencore’s Kidd Operations and Raglan Mine were recognized with 2016 TSM Excellence Awards.

Andrew Morden, CEO of Corvus Energy stands beside a bank of their heavy-duty industrial batteries capable of powering large ferries and other marine vessels.
Products & equipment, Sustainability & environment, Global Vancouver-area company named electric and hybrid supplier of the year

Corvus Energy was recently named the supplier of the year at the 2016 Electric and Hybrid Marine Awards.

by Peter Caulfield
Workers tend the Pristine-M test facility operating at the AES Coal Fired Energy facility near Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Energy, Sustainability & environment, Global Keep coal burning, but reduce the footprint

Clean Coal Technologies Inc.’s Pristine M dehydration process reduces the environmental impact of coal mining in North America, sparking global interest.

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Water dredging machine
Sustainability & environment, Technology Society sways towards sustainable solutions in mining and energy

Todd Smith of Terrapure Environmental discusses sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions to energy challenges, and Terrapure’s unique services.

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Photo taken at an innovation roundtable with Minister Carr and government officials on June 16, 2016.
Mining Insider, Mines, Sustainability & environment, Global Mining’s Innovation Mission

The Canada Mining Innovation Council has created the Towards Zero Waste Mining (TZWM) innovation strategy.

Morgan Solar uses Sun Simba CPV modules.
Energy, Sustainability & environment, Alberta Morgan Solar Wins Contract to Build Largest Solar Project in Alberta

Morgan Solar was awarded the contract to build Alberta Solar One

by Kevin Miller
Michel de Spot (in cap) at the SunMine groundbreaking ceremony.
Sustainability & environment, Technology, British Columbia SunMine engineer thinks the future looks bright—and green

In recognition of his role as principal engineer of the SunMine, Michel de Spot was presented with a National Award from Engineers Canada.

by Kevin Miller
Pictured left to right: Joe Bacsu, Lliam Hildebrand, Adam Cormier.
Energy, Renewable Energy, Sustainability & environment, Alberta Iron & Earth Promotes the Unification of Oil and Gas with Renewable Energies

A focus on retraining and outreach drives this non-profit organization to diversify Canada’s tradespeople to match Canada’s changing economy.

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On May 17, Kathryn Teneese, Ktunaxa Nation Council Chair and Don Lindsay, President and CEO of Teck marked the signing of an agreement that will create long-term benefits for the Ktunaxa people and increased certainty around future sustainable mining development in the Elk Valley region.
Mining Insider, Education, First Nations, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Ktunaxa and Teck sign historic Impact Management and Benefits Agreement

The agreement will be implemented through three joint working groups with equal representation from the Ktunaxa Nation Council and Teck.

Rendering of new SBI BioEnergy Inc. new biorefinery.
Sustainability & environment, Technology, Alberta New Edmonton biorefinery turns vegetable oils into renewable fuels

Edmonton-based SBI BioEnergy Inc. will convert canola oil and animal fats into renewable diesel

by Peter Caulfield
An aerial view of the Nanticoke Generating Station in 2007, when it was still operating. The plant will be converted to a 44-megawatt solar panel farm.
Energy, Sustainability & environment, Ontario Ontario to convert largest coal plant in North America to solar farm

Nanticoke Generating Station—former serial emitter of greenhouse gasses will be converted to a 44-megawatt solar panel farm.

by Peter Caulfield
BC's Auditor General Carol Bellringer has issued a critical report on the Mount Polley disaster.
Mining Insider, Minerals, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia BC’s Auditor General issues scathing report on Mount Polley disaster

The report recommends an integrated and independent compliance and enforcement unit for mining activities.

An airfield that was reclaimed.
First Nations, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Huckleberry Mines wins award for mine reclamation

TRCR awarded Huckleberry Mines an award for its habitat compensation works

by Peter Caulfield
UBC Associate Professor Lukas Bichler (second from left) discusses how to extract minerals from mining byproducts with his students.
Mining Insider, Education, Exploration, Mines, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia UBC and industry partnership spurs metallurgical sector development in BC Interior

The project challenges university researchers to find ways to sustainably extract and purify metals from lead-zinc smelting byproducts.

2015 saw Teck achieve all of their sustainability goals, leading to improvements in performance and efficiency at company sites.
Mining Insider, Company Profiles, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Teck Reports 2015 Sustainability Performance

The report covers the company’s performance in 2015 and progress towards its short- and long-term sustainability goals.

Prolonged rally or market blip, the mining and resource sectors will be watching closely in future weeks and months to see if the bear market is abating.
Mining Insider, Company Profiles, Mines, Sustainability & environment, Global Is the mining “Bear” market on the run?

According to a report in Business in Vancouver, recent positive stock market movements may be indicating that the five-year-long bear market may be in decline.

Professor Dudley J. Kingsnorth (pictured) to kick off the 5th Annual Cleantech & Technology Metals Summit on May 10-11th in Toronto, Canada.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Minerals, Mines, Sustainability & environment, Global, Ontario The Rare Earths Market: Thriving, but Threatened by Illegal Mining and Production in China

Professor Dudley Kingsnorth will be the keynote speaker at the 5th annual Cleantech & Technology Metals Summit in Toronto.

World's first socially and environmentally responsible quarry certification awarded to CRH Canada's Dufferin Aggregates Acton Quarry.
Mining Insider, Mines, Sustainability & environment, Ontario CRH Canada’s Dufferin Aggregates Acton Quarry certified as socially and environmentally responsible

The certification makes Acton Quarry the first in the world to be recognized as a supplier of responsibly sourced stone, sand and gravel.

Worker checking water quality.
Mining Insider, Minerals, Mines, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia First Elk Valley water treatment facility begins full operations in Sparwood, B.C.

The goal of the Elk Valley Water Quality Plan is to stabilize and reverse the increasing trend of selenium and other substances in the watershed.

Aerial view of the Ekati Mine.
Mining Insider, Mines, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Dominion Diamond Corporation reports MVEIRB’s recommendation for approval of Jay Project

Jay is the most undeveloped deposit at Ekati and has the potential to extend the mine life significantly.

Carbon Engineering's air contactor, fully installed.
Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Squamish, B.C. is site of innovative carbon capture project

Carbon Engineering’s demonstration plant site, in Squamish, B.C., is capable of capturing 1 ton of CO2 from the atmosphere each day.

by Peter Caulfield
Anglo American Thermal Coal - Environmental - Kleinkopjie Colliery . Gustav Le Roux, rehab planner, and Dolly Mthethwa, environmental co-ordinator, inspect the results of the Fungcoal trials on the Klipan discard dump where a bacteria has been introduced to reduce the rough discard into viable organic material in which plants will grow.
Sustainability & environment, Global Looking at an environmentally stabilizing mine remediation technique

Anglo American has been working with EBRU to develop fungcoal, a cost-effective and environmentally stabilizing mine remediation technique

by Jessica Kirby
Picture of strip mine.
Mining Insider, Mines, Sustainability & environment, Global Oil price drop improves mining companies’ position regarding long-term renewable energy contracts

A THEnergy analysis exemplarily shows the mining sector why the timing is excellent for intensive energy consumers to commit to solar and wind energy.

Tony Beets, Yukon gold miner and one of the stars of Gold Rush. — Justin Kelly photo
Education, Energy, Sustainability & environment Our Top 10 mining and energy stories from 2015

Check out the most popular articles enjoyed by our readers last year.

Karen Chovan, founder, Enviro Integration Strategies.
Sustainability & environment, Saskatchewan A leaner mining life cycle: How integrating sustainability up front can lead to future savings

It’s about progressive reclamation and monitoring as you’re mining and then making adjustments as you go

by Kevin Miller
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
Alaska's Governor Bill Walker Signs MOU with British Columbia to protect shared environment.
Mining Insider, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia MOU signed by Alaska & B.C. Commitment to protect shared environment

The MOU strengthens cross-border partnerships between British Columbia and Alaska in many areas of common interest including mining and environmental matters.

Picture of Mount Polley Mine
Mining Insider, Mines, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Mount Polley short-term discharge permit approved

Any treated and discharged water will be required to meet Ministry of Environment water quality guidelines for aquatic and public health.

Biologist Elizabeth Vincer on the left with environmental specialist Lori Leach on the right working together in the field.
Sustainability & environment, British Columbia New mine reclamation technique uses eDNA to detect elusive animals

A new technique is being pioneered for mine reclamation and other environmental cleanups.

by Peter Caulfield
Picture of mining equipment and trucks in an open field.
Mining Insider, First Nations, Mines, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Murray River Coal project granted environmental assessment approval

The ministers have issued the certificate with legally-enforceable conditions in order to be in compliance with environmental regulations.

Picture of road worker in a ditch, shovelling dirt.
Mining Insider, Exploration, First Nations, Mines, Sustainability & environment, Yukon Kaminak announces new, Northern access road route to Coffee Project endorsed by First Nation

Part of Kaminak's ongoing feasibility study regarding the Coffee Project, an access route from the project to Dawson City has been selected.

Graphic of Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Mining Insider, Company Profiles, Sustainability & environment, Global Teck Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

For the sixth straight year, Teck Resources has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.

Man standing in the door of his home that has solar panels on the roof.
Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Power your home with solar and sell the excess

BC's hot, dry summer prods Elizabeth James to ponder the benefits of BC Hydro's net metering technology.

by Elizabeth James
File photo of BC Mines Minister Bill Bennett and Alaskan Senator Lisa Murkowski
Mining Insider, Education, Sustainability & environment Minister’s tour to strengthen B.C. – Alaska relations on mining and environment

With Alaska trip, Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett seeks to strengthen relationships and discuss ways to ensure the protection of the environment.

A native forb called paintbrush is often found in disturbed areas and is thus a reasonable candidate for early reclamation.
Sustainability & environment, Alberta Oil and gas site reclamation takes hands-on approach

Dr. Amanda Schoonmaker is leading applied research at NAIT that will return thousands of former oil and gas well sites to their natural state.

by Jessica Kirby
Andrew Cooper in front of the New Afton Mine located near Kamloops, B.C.
Mines, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia New Afton raises the bar with ISO 50001 Energy Management Standards

Daily energy management at New Afton gold mine promotes sustainability and savings

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Picture of Rio Tinto Aluminum Smelter in Kitimat, B.C.
Mining Insider, Safety, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia Rio Tinto re-opens modernized Kitimat aluminum smelter

After an extensive expansion and modernization program, the Rio Tinto Aluminum Smelter in Kitimat, B.C is re-opened.

Picture of the front page of the Fraser Institute's annual Survey of Mining Companies 2014.
Mines, Sustainability & environment, Global Saskatchewan ranks tops in Canada in Fraser Institute mining survey

Saskatchewan ranks 2nd, behind Finland, on the Fraser's Institute's Investment Attractiveness Index.

by Peter Caulfield
Picture of heavy machinery at a mine site.
Mining Insider, Mines, Sustainability & environment, Global Mine 2015: PWC’s 12th annual review - top trends in the global mining industry

PWC's review of the global mining industry predicts challenges and growth in the coming years.

Picture of water treatment system.
Mining Insider, Company Profiles, Products & equipment, Safety, Sustainability & environment, Global BluMetric wins $3.2 million Vale environmental engineering contract

Ottawa-based company, BluMetric Environmental Inc., is awarded a new contract to provide environmental engineering services to Vale Canada Limited.

Genome BC logo
Mining Insider, Sustainability & environment, British Columbia WD makes $715K investment for responsible resource development

Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is contributing $715,000 to Genome BC.

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