Client: Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum

Publication: CIM Magazine

Small fire makes big impact at Ekati processing plant

By Kylie Williams More than 300 workers were temporarily laid off or reassigned after a fire damaged the processing plant at Dominion Diamond’s Ekati mine, located 300 kilometres north of Yellowknife, on June 23. Dominion, which also owns 40 per cent of nearby Diavik, estimated repairs would take three months and cost $25 million. The... Read more »

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B.C. Government invests in expanded geological survey

By Kylie Williams Geoscience BC, a non-profit organization dedicated to generating and sharing public earth science data in British Columbia, received another $5-million investment from the provincial government in May. The funding will enable a number of new mineral, water and energy initiatives in the province, including geophysical surveys, geological mapping, energy research, water and... Read more »

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Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh retires

By Kylie Williams After three challenging years at the helm of mining giant Rio Tinto, Sam Walsh will soon retire as chief executive officer. He will be replaced by Jean-Sébastien Jacques in July. Walsh took over the top job at the world’s second-largest mining company from predecessor Tom Albanese in January 2013, shortly after Rio... Read more »

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Anglo American exits coal, cuts iron ore assets

By Kylie Williams Anglo American revealed in mid-February the details of an “extensive, but essential” restructuring that will see the mining giant reduce global assets to 16 from 45 and downsize its workforce by 60 per cent. The company will focus on its most competitive sites in diamonds, platinum group metals and copper, announced CEO... Read more »

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Industry task force action plan adopted by B.C. government in 2019 budget

British Columbia’s 2019 budget invests in greater mining oversight, makes provincial mining and exploration tax credits permanent British Columbia’s budget will provide $20 million over three years to help the province’s Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources (MEM) reduce permitting timelines and establish a new Mines Health, Safety and Enforcement Division with an increased... Read more »