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Elkview Coal Mine celebrates a milestone

The first discovery of coal in the Elk Valley of southeastern British Columbia was around 1845. The original landscape of the area was covered with mid- to high-elevation forests. The 14 untapped, mineable coal seams in the area of Sparwood, B.C., varied in average thickness from two to 15 metres. The Elkview Coal Mine is […]

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Teck Named to 2019 Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada

Teck Resources Limited has been recognized as one of the top companies in Canada for corporate citizenship, placing fourth on the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada ranking by Corporate Knights. This marks the 13th consecutive year Teck has been named to the Best 50. “Our employees and our company are dedicated to giving back […]

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Baldy Ridge Extension Project

The Baldy Ridge project is an extension of the current Teck Elkview operations open-pit coal mine overlooking the District of Sparwood. Citing concerns over how a coal mine is changing the local landscape and impacting air quality, Sparwood is challenging the extension with respect to air quality and dust management at the existing facility and […]

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Temporary Housing Camp Hearing

G.N.S. Industrial Services Ltd., based out of Edmonton Alberta, is a remote workforce accommodation and facilities company. With expansion plans at the mines, and other municipal and provincial construction projects planned, G.N.S. is proposing that a temporary housing need for approximately 150-200 people over the next 24-36 months. The District of Sparwood is holding a […]

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Teck Reports 2018 Sustainability Performance

Teck Resources has released its 18th annual Sustainability Report, covering the company’s performance in 2018 and progress towards its short-term sustainability goals set for 2020. “Our ability to operate in a socially and environmentally responsible way is foundational to our success as a business, and an important part of who we are as a company,” […]

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Teck Fined under Environmental Management Act

Teck Coal Limited’s Elkview Operations has been issued an Administrative Monetary Penalty (AMP) under the Environmental Management Act, totaling $37,500 for infractions related to air emissions. The penalty is for failing to comply with the permit limit for particulate matter and for failing to maintain its coal breaker stack equipment in June of 2018. Teck […]

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Teck “Learning from Loss”

Teck created a computer-animated video of last years death at Fording River of an Alberta based contractor from Lundbreck. Pat Dwyer died while working at Teck’s Fording River mine when the floating excavator he was operating upset in a tailings pond. The educational video highlights the incident in order to prevent such another accident of […]

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Serious Incident at Greenhills Operations

At approximately 12 p.m. Monday, January 28th, there was a serious incident in the Maxam maintenance shop at Tecks Greenhills operation in which Rick Kennedy of Fernie was injured. Kennedy was airlifted by Stars to Calgary’s Foothills Hospital ICU where he is presently in critical condition suffering from head injuries and a broken arm. Kennedy’s […]

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Tecks Innovative Solutions?

Teck claims that its research into water quality management has reached a major breakthrough with the successful development of an in-situ method to remove selenium and nitrate from mine-impacted water. The Saturated Rock Fill (SRF) facility built at Teck’s Elkview Operations can treat up to 10 million liters per day using naturally-occurring biological processes. How […]

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Sparwood Livability Study

A mine expansion on Sparwoods doorstep has prompted them to look at livability more closely. What is meant by livability? Livability is another word for quality of life. In Sparwood, the quality of life results from a lot of factors. One of the biggest factors is mining; it is the biggest part of the economy, […]

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