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Thus far I have refrained from commenting on the fact that Chinese miners are here and more are coming to mine coal in a British Columbia coal mine.  It is the sort of topic crafted to get one into trouble whatever you write.  But maybe the time is now right—considering a report that a Federal Court has agreed to decide if two British Columbia unions have standing to seek an injunction that would stop more Chinese coal miners coming to work at Tumbler Ridge.   (more…)

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A short note to end a sunny day.  There is a report of potential failure of a tailings dam on the news.  Here is what is reported: (more…)

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We thanks another mining company for supporting the arts in British Columbia.  Teck Resources is listed as a Corporate Partner of Ballet BC in the program for last night’s ballet, Bliss. (more…)

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    An earlier piece on racialism in mining (see two postings down) has elicited one fine comment, and a great deal of discussion around the office.  The only discussion I will partially record was at lunch with a young fellow who heads a failing junior-mining company.   He is a miner and a Canadian and I respect his opinions and stories.  Particularly the one I note below on racialism in negotiations to open mines.

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For two very different views of mining in British Columbia, see these links:

The first tells of the proposed Prosperity Mine near Williams Lake.  The open-pit, copper-gold operation would generate $5 billion in “economic activity”  over a projected 20-year life.   The Xeni Gwet’in First Nation opposes the mine because getting water for the mine would involve destruction of Fish Lake described as “a pristine fishing hole under the shadow of Anvil Mountain, the lake is home to a unique subspecies of rainbow trout.” 

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