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Sustainability in Mining

More holistic model needed if sustainability is to be hard-wired into mining Restricted

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Mining operations, often located in sparsely populated and remote areas, are a source of livelihood and wellbeing for millions of people. The sustainability of the positive impacts that stem from mining projects is, therefore, paramount.
20th June 2014
 
 
ENVIRONMENT

Horizonte Minerals steps toward derisking Araguaia project, Brazil Restricted

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Aim- and TSX-listed Horizonte Minerals on Thursday reported that it had filed the social environmental-impact assessment (SEIA) with the Pará State Environmental Agency (SEMA), in Brazil, for its flagship Araguaia nickel project, billing the move...
19th June 2014
 
 
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Quebec Mining Association, members commit to greater CSR accountability Restricted

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TORONTO (miningweekly.com) – The Quebec Mining Association (QMA) on Wednesday said its members would adopt the ‘Towards Sustainable Mining’ (TSM) initiative, a programme designed to improve environmental and social practices in the Canadian...
18th June 2014
 
 
HOUSING

Households in informal dwellings remain at 14% Restricted

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The number of households living in informal dwellings remained stubbornly high with nearly 14% of South Africa’s 15-million households living in such lodgings. The North West recorded the highest percentage at 22.1%, Statistics South Africa’s...
18th June 2014
 
 
BENEFITS AGREEMENT

Seabridge and Nisga’a Nation ink benefits agreement for KSM project Restricted

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Canadian project developer Seabridge Gold this week entered into a comprehensive benefits agreement with the Nisga'a Nation regarding its $5.3-billion KSM copper/gold project, located in north-west British Columbia. The agreement established a...
18th June 2014
 
 
OIL PIPELINE

Fed govt accepts independent review of Northern Gateway pipelines Restricted

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The Canadian federal government on Tuesday accepted an independent panel’s recommendation to approve the Enbridge Northern Gateway project, subject to 209 conditions. In outlining the federal government’s decision for the C$6.5-billion...
18th June 2014
 
 
ONTARIO ELECTIONS

RoF development likely to get C$1bn boost as Wynne takes majority Restricted

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Ontario Liberal leader Kathleen Wynne. Infrastructure development in the prospective Ring of Fire (RoF) mining camp in Ontario’s far north is likely to get a C$1-billion boost after the Ontario Liberal Party took a majority win in provincial polls on Thursday. At the end of April,...
13th June 2014
 
 
CORRUPTION

Corruption in Canadian organisations ‘disturbingly high’ – EY survey Restricted

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One in five Canadian executives believe that bribery and corrupt practices take place widely in the country, advisory firm EY’s latest Global Fraud Survey has found. “That's disturbingly high,” EY partner and Canadian fraud investigation and...
11th June 2014
 
 
 
 
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