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I never, well hardly ever, post the writings of others on this blog. Except when I quote whole scale from a report I like. (more…)

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Most consultants work from large towns and cities.  Most mines are distant in some far place.  Some lucky consultants may be able to drive to the mine site.  Most consultants have to fly and spend a day or weeks away from home.   Here are some tips on those long flights from the city to the distant mine. (more…)

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Just published is a comprehensive report from The Mining Association of Canada.   At this link you can download a copy of Revenues to Governments from the Canadian Mineral Sector 2002-2011 as prepared by ENTRANS Policy Research Group Inc.   I recommend it if you want detail and facts on the immense contribution of the mining industry to the taxman. (more…)

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The weekend looms, so here is a roundup of the items I have saved for bogging about and that I know I will never get to unless I summarize now: (more…)

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Controversy is its name–I refer to Bill C-38 that is in the process of passing through the Canadian Parliament.  Here is a brief description of an omnibus juggernaut: (more…)

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Yesterday and today I did nearly sixty kilometres on my road bicycle up the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve in North Vancouver.  Perfect weather prompted and aided this.  Well maybe, for it rained yesterday as I rode up the hills still topped with snow and drove the bike between the cold, tall trees and spots of sun. (more…)

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Most mines have a place where the miners eat.  Let us celebrate the cooks at these places by telling of the many fine meals we have enjoyed in these mining canteens. In celebrating cooks at mining canteens, I also seek to describe a job in mining that most do not write about.  If you like cooking, then maybe a job at a mine canteen is for you. (more…)

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