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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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The Elk Valley’s contamination crisis

The Narwhal has published an account of the selenium contamination crisis happening to the Elk Valley’s watershed. This is brief introduction to their story: In this beautiful valley in southern British Columbia — a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts — a water crisis is slowly unfolding. The Elk Valley is home to some of Canada’s […]

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Teck fatality at Elkview Operations

The vehicle collision occurred at Elkview Operations at approximately 10:45am Sunday, November 18th, resulting in the death of an employee. The tragic accident took the life of 38 year old Stefan James Falzon of Fernie BC. Stefan is survived by his wife Tessa Knoop, son Gryffin and daughter Haven, his mother Elizabeth Falzon, brother Nick […]

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