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PDAC 2014

Canada, the global ‘mining capital’, reaffirms support for industry Restricted

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The Canadian Ministry of Natural Resources this week used the world’s largest gathering of miners, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC’s) International Convention, Trade Show and Investors Exchange to once more throw...
5th March 2014
 
 
OIL PIPELINE

Canada reiterates support for Keystone XL Restricted

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Canadian Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver on Wednesday reiterated his support for the Keystone XL pipeline, arguing that the project was an obvious “yes” for both Canada and the US. Oliver spoke at the 33rd annual Cambridge Energy...
5th March 2014
 
 
AFRICAN MINING

Shabangu talks up a cohesive approach to African mining Restricted

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Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu South Africa is the richest country in the world when it comes to its minerals endowment. However, much of the continent had historically been – and is still being – exploited for overseas gain, with little value trickling down to local...
5th March 2014
 
 
MINING OPTIMISM

New report points to encouraging signs for Quebec and Canadian miners Restricted

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Despite the current challenges the mining industry faces, Canadian junior mining executives appear to have a renewed sense of optimism, particularly those in Quebec, where Bill 70 – adopted last December to reform the Mining Act – had provided...
5th March 2014
 
 
FIRST NATIONS

More First Nations consultation and accommodation required – Rae Restricted

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Bob Rae Former Premier of Ontario and chief negotiator for the Matawa First Nations Bob Rae told delegates at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada conference that greater efforts are needed to embed the practice of consultation and...
5th March 2014
 
 
PDAC

PDAC welcomes Prime Minister Harper to talk mining Restricted

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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Monday became the first-ever Prime Minister to attend the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada's (PDAC's) International Convention, Trade Show and Investors Exchange - a testament to the...
4th March 2014
 
 
ENVIRONMENT

New US fuel standards aim to cut asthma, heart attacks Restricted

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The Obama administration on Monday announced new fuel and automobile rules to cut soot, smog and toxic emissions, which it says will reduce asthma and heart attacks in the US. The so-called Tier 3 rules unveiled by the Environmental Protection...
3rd March 2014
 
 
ENVIRONMENT

State government to promote Great Barrier Reef Marine Park facts Restricted

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Queensland’s minerals and energy sector has applauded the announcement of a major state government campaign to promote the facts surrounding the management and protection of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, the Queensland Resources Council...
3rd March 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
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