Economic downturn in mining activity is devastating the communities of Labrador City and Wabush.
Would industry be as quick to use natural ponds as tailings impoundments if they had to pay full market value?
Would you bother doing business with a government that shows it can’t be trusted?
Mining brings challenges but also immense opportunities to the North
The Newfoundland government could learn a thing or two from Nunatsiuvut. If only it stopped trying to take their money.
We have exploited our freshwater supply in the name of industrial and resource development for more than a century, but are we moving toward relinquishing control over *how* and *why* we use our most valuable resource? Part 1 of ‘Whose water is it, anyway?’
But ultimately, we’re all to blame.
This Labradorian suspects there is more than meets the eye on the proposed hydroelectric development in Labrador. Who really stands to benefit and who’s being taken for a ride?
With corporate activity expanding, provincial government must enact legislation to protect public debate from thin-skinned, deep-pocketed developers
One Labradorian pokes holes in the provincial government’s Northern Strategic Plan as falling short of providing adequate investments to promote growth in Labrador. Not only does the oil boom not contribute to Labrador development, the Labrador boom fails to as well.
Mining in the North requires unusual levels of cooperation from everybody involved…
An overview of Arviat’s economic activity – and potential
Newfoundland Fluorspar Exploration Ltd., or NewFluorEx, began a three-week diamond drilling program in the community last week. Company President Alex Harris indicated NewFluorEx’s property is immediately north of Canada Fluorspar’s site. He said there’s a good chance the large Tarefare Vein, which Canada Fluorspar will mine, extends onto NewFluorEx’s adjacent land. The Mount Margaret Vein is also located on his company’s property – a deposit he said is the biggest in the region that’s never been mined. Mr. Harris indicated the St. Lawrence drilling program is the result of more than two years of homework, planning and preparations to get to this point. “We’re a long way from any production decision or anything, but five years down the road we might have enough to go with.” Source: The Northern Pen
Anaconda Mining and the town of Baie Verte are celebrating the official opening of a gold mine which was first discovered in 1988. Anaconda Manager Allan Cramm says the operation at Pine Cove employs 75 people directly and generates close to a million dollars per month in goods and services. Cramm says current known resources should sustain the operation until 2017 – and with recent exploration success, the future is bright for both the mine and the entire Baie Verte Peninsula. Source: VOCM
Does MUN take into account the ethical history of these investors, or do they turn a blind eye once they see the cloth bag emblazoned with an over-sized dollar sign?
Canadian mining companies under fire
The problem of powering the province, Part 1, in which a banana turns nuclear, seals become biofuel, and a multinational oil company recommends wind power.