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The National Western Regional Mine Rescue Competition

The National Western Regional Mine Rescue Competition (NWRMRC) – Thirteenth Biennial will be held in Fernie, British Columbia on September 8 and 9, 2017. Provincial and Territorial Surface and Underground Mine Rescue winners from Western Canada Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Yukon and Northwest Territories/Nunavut as well, as the winning surface and underground teams from […]

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Teck Reports Unaudited Second Quarter Results

Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) (“Teck”) reported profit attributable to shareholders of $577 million ($1.00 per share) in the second quarter compared with $15 million ($0.03 per share) a year ago. “I’m pleased with our results,” said Don Lindsay, President and CEO. “We generated adjusted EBITDA of $1.3 billion in the […]

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Teck Committed to Health of Watershed

I am writing to correct the June 20 article ‘Failure of Water Treatment Plant at B.C. Coal Mine Raises Downstream Concern’ and provide some further context for your readers on the steps Teck is taking to address water quality concerns in the region. Contrary to what is stated in the article, the water treatment facility […]

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Koocanusa Exceeds Selenium Standard

A new national regulatory standard for a pollutant called selenium sets forth criteria for how to manage aquatic life exposed to a mining contaminant currently spilling from the upstream waterways of British Columbia into Lake Koocanusa, where in some cases it already exceeds the threshold. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new criteria on selenium limits […]

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CanAus Coal to open by 2020

CanAus Coal says they are still on track to open their new Elk Valley mine by 2020. Despite some setbacks for CanAus earlier this year that pushed the proposed Michel Creek Coking Coal Mine Project back by six months, all looks good. Spokesperson Becky Pelkonen says feasibility work has been completed and they hope to […]

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Fording River gets Green light

Teck Resources Ltd. (TSX:TCK) has received the green light from the B.C. Environmental Assessment office to expand its Fording River coal mine near the Alberta border. But with met coal global glut keeping prices in a prolonged trough, the question now is whether the project will proceed as originally planned. Teck is planning an $88.5 […]

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Australian mining company seeks environmental permit

An Australian mining company is seeking an environmental permit to start Crown Mountain Coal Mine in Elk Valley Jameson Resources Crown Mountain site. Jameson Resources, an Australian junior mining company, received a Section 10 Order from the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) in November as a result of the Project Description they submitted in […]

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Coal Pumps $1 Billion into Economy

Teck’s Elk Valley coal operations in the southeastern B.C. spent more than $1 billion on goods and services in the province in 2013, a new report by Resource Works says. While about one quarter of that spending took place in the southern Interior region the coal operations are located, nearly 60 per cent of the […]

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Hon. Jack Austin Announces Retirement

Hon. Jack Austin, Chair and Director of Centermount Coal Ltd, has stepped down from those offices, effective February 17th, 2014, after a term of nearly five years. In that period, Centermount Coal Ltd. acquired four key metallurgical coal licenses in the Elk Valley of British Columbia, bordering on the operations of Fording Coal, owned by […]

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Teck proposed expansions

Teck Coal Ltd. wants to expand two of its Elk Valley mines. Lucy Eykamp, Teck’s social, environmental and regulatory approvals manager, outlined details of Teck’s plans to expand the lifespans of its Coal Mountain Operations (CMO) and Elkview Operations (EVO) to Regional District of East Kootanay board directors Feb. 14. If approved, the proposed expansions […]

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