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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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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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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Bingay Coal suspended

The Board of Directors of Centermount Coal Ltd announced today a suspension of the exploration and development program at Centermount’s Bingay Main metallurgical coal project located in the Elk Valley of British Columbia, approximately 21 kilometres north of Elkford and on the western boundary of Teck’s Fording operation. The Chairman of the Board, Jack Austin, […]

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Bingay Coal Project Description

Bingay Coal’s goal is to build trusting, transparent and respectful relationships by interacting with local governments, organizations, groups and individuals on the basis of respect, listening, inclusion and meaningful participation. As a first step in the Environmental Assessment process, the Bingay Coal Project Description is here for your downloading and viewing. Click here to download […]

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Bingay Coal enters the Environmental Assessment process

Bingay Coal has just entered B.C.’s environmental assessment (EA) process. It provides a mechanism for reviewing major projects to assess their potential impacts. B.C.’s process is important to ensure that major projects meet the goals of environmental, economic and social sustainability. The assessment process is also needed to ensure that the issues and concerns of […]

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New coal mine company plans to start production in 2016

Centermount coal

Executives from a company proposing to construct a new coal mine in the Elk Valley, have been meeting with Fernie, Sparwood and Elkford councils, and plan to begin construction in 2014. Centermount Coal’s proposed Bingay Creek coal mine site is about 21 km north of Elkford. This is an area that has had coal exploration […]

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Hillsborough sells Bingay Creek property

Centermount coal

Hillsborough Resources Ltd. confirms the sale of its Bingay Creek metallurgical coal property, located near Elkford, B.C., to Centermount Coal Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Centerpoint Resources Inc., both of Vancouver, B.C. Sale proceeds amounting to $5.9-million have been received in cash. This represents a $5-million gain over the carrying cost of the property. […]

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