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Mediation followed a near unanimous strike vote (99.4 per cent) taken by Teck Trail union members earlier this month. Photo: Trail Times

Teck Trail union workers to vote on tentative agreement starting Thursday

Ballots will be tallied and results released after voting closes Friday, July 8 at 5 p.m.

 

The Mitchell deposit is the largest of four ore bodies permitted for mine development northwest of Stewart B.C. near the Alaska border.

Auditor general says B.C. Mines Ministry has improved ‘with minor exceptions’

Government holds $2.3 billion in securities, estimate for cleanup is $3.45 billion

 

View of Teck Trail from downtown Trail. Photo: Times file

Union workers at Teck Trail vote 99% in favour of strike

The five-year Local 480 and Local 9705 contract with Teck expired June 1, 2022.

 

Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson speaks during a press conference outside the GLOBE Forum at the Convention Centre in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Wilkinson said the world cannot allow Russia and China to have global dominance over critical minerals.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Canada says world cannot allow Russia, China to dominate critical minerals market

Demand for lithium, graphite, nickel, cobalt and copper exploding as energy transition continues

Minister of Natural Resources Jonathan Wilkinson speaks during a press conference outside the GLOBE Forum at the Convention Centre in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Wilkinson said the world cannot allow Russia and China to have global dominance over critical minerals.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
A fly fisherman casts on the Kootenai River, downstream of the Koocanusa Reservoir, near the Montana-Idaho boundary and Leonia, Idaho, on Sept. 19, 2014. The agency that mediates disputes between Canada and the U.S. over shared waters is pleading with the federal Liberals to join an investigation into contamination from British Columbia coal mines.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP - The Spokesman Review, Rich Landers

International commission asks Canada to join probe of selenium flowing from B.C.

Ottawa has already rejected a similar request from the Ktunaxa First Nation

A fly fisherman casts on the Kootenai River, downstream of the Koocanusa Reservoir, near the Montana-Idaho boundary and Leonia, Idaho, on Sept. 19, 2014. The agency that mediates disputes between Canada and the U.S. over shared waters is pleading with the federal Liberals to join an investigation into contamination from British Columbia coal mines.THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP - The Spokesman Review, Rich Landers
A sign opposing coal development in the eastern slopes of the Livingston range south west of Longview, Alta., Wednesday, June 16, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta town endorses community-developed policy saying no to coal mining in Rockies

High River has joined 30 organizations in signing a document pushing prohibition of coal in Alberta

A sign opposing coal development in the eastern slopes of the Livingston range south west of Longview, Alta., Wednesday, June 16, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A aerial view shows the damage caused by a tailings pond breach on Lake Polley, B.C. Tuesday, August, 5, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. mine environment safeguards whittled down by amendments, university study says

B.C.’s department of Environment and Climate Change disputes paper’s conclusions.

A aerial view shows the damage caused by a tailings pond breach on Lake Polley, B.C. Tuesday, August, 5, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A pod of narwhals surfaces in northern Canada in this August 2005 file photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Inuit hunters fear an upcoming ruling on an Arctic mine expansion could hasten the ongoing decline of a narwhal population that they rely on for food. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kristin Laidre, NOAA

Inuit fear ruling on Arctic mine expansion could hasten ongoing narwhal decline

Hunters and trappers say mine is already harming their ability to harvest the important food source

A pod of narwhals surfaces in northern Canada in this August 2005 file photo provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Inuit hunters fear an upcoming ruling on an Arctic mine expansion could hasten the ongoing decline of a narwhal population that they rely on for food. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Kristin Laidre, NOAA
Teck’s Elkview operations, near Sparwood, B.C. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Teck posts record profits from B.C. coal operations

Teck’s four Elk Valley mines pulled in almost $1.8 billion in gross profits last quarter

Teck’s Elkview operations, near Sparwood, B.C. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Teck file photo.

Teck signs on to ‘Pledge for an Acceptable Worksite’

The pledge is part of an initiative of the Construction Workforce Equity Project

Teck file photo.
Westshore Terminals, used by Teck to export coal from B.C. Photographed in September 2021. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Ukraine war moves coal price

Local employer Teck is monitoring global events that can move prices

Westshore Terminals, used by Teck to export coal from B.C. Photographed in September 2021. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Contents from a tailings pond is pictured going down the Hazeltine Creek into Quesnel Lake near the town of Likely, B.C. on August, 5, 2014. Three engineers have been disciplined nearly eight years after British Columbia’s worst mining disaster. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Regulator fines engineers 8 years after Mount Polley disaster in B.C.

Tailings dam failed in August 2014, releasing mining wastewater into surrounding waterways

Contents from a tailings pond is pictured going down the Hazeltine Creek into Quesnel Lake near the town of Likely, B.C. on August, 5, 2014. Three engineers have been disciplined nearly eight years after British Columbia’s worst mining disaster. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
A section of the eastern slopes south west of Longview, Alta., on June 16, 2021. Coal mining in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains is on pause, the Alberta government announced March 4, after being a topic of public discussion in the province for months. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta government to extend pause on Rocky Mountain coal mine development

Four projects that have already entered the regulatory process will be able to continue that work

A section of the eastern slopes south west of Longview, Alta., on June 16, 2021. Coal mining in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains is on pause, the Alberta government announced March 4, after being a topic of public discussion in the province for months. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Teck’s Elkview operations seen from Sparwood. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Teck reports $1.4 billion jump in quarterly profits from coal division

The company has released its Q4 and 2021 financial results

Teck’s Elkview operations seen from Sparwood. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Elkview operations, above Sparwood in southeast B.C. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Report backs coal’s economic contribution to Elk Valley

Thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions in employee wages stay local, according to a study from Deloitte

Elkview operations, above Sparwood in southeast B.C. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Waterways around Teck’s Fording River operations are affected by mining activity, with mining contributing to the decline of Westslope Cutthroat Trout between 2017-2019. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Report doesn’t let Teck off the hook: Wildsight

A report on the decline of Westslope Cutthroat Trout in the upper Fording River didn’t address selenium enough according to Wildsight

Waterways around Teck’s Fording River operations are affected by mining activity, with mining contributing to the decline of Westslope Cutthroat Trout between 2017-2019. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Westshore Terminals, used by Teck to export coal from B.C. Photographed in September 2021. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)

Sales below expectations, Teck gives a sneak peek at Q4 report

Logistical snares caused by weather events disrupted coal sales in Q4 according to Teck

Westshore Terminals, used by Teck to export coal from B.C. Photographed in September 2021. (Scott Tibballs / The Free Press)
Red Chris mine’s Canada-themed dump truck tray pays homage to the partnership of the three nations involved on the mine near Dease Lake in northwestern B.C. (Newcrest Mining photo)

B.C. mine laws must conform to UN rights, Indigenous group says

Unregulated placer mining, ‘jade fever’ relics of the gold rush

Red Chris mine’s Canada-themed dump truck tray pays homage to the partnership of the three nations involved on the mine near Dease Lake in northwestern B.C. (Newcrest Mining photo)
Teck file photo.

Teck named to Forbes ‘Canada’s Best Employers 2022’ list

This is the second year in a row they were named to the list, according to a press release

Teck file photo.
Salmon return after restoration work on Hazeltine Creek to repair the damage from the 2014 breach of Mount Polley Mine’s tailings dam. Imperial Metals is working to restart Mount Polley and Huckleberry mine near Houston as world demand for copper is expected to rise with electrification. (Gabriel Holmes/Williams Lake Tribune)

B.C., Washington pitch in to buy out copper, gold deposit near Hope

Imperial Metals surrenders mine claims established before parks

Salmon return after restoration work on Hazeltine Creek to repair the damage from the 2014 breach of Mount Polley Mine’s tailings dam. Imperial Metals is working to restart Mount Polley and Huckleberry mine near Houston as world demand for copper is expected to rise with electrification. (Gabriel Holmes/Williams Lake Tribune)