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On March 13, 2009, the lieutenant-governor in council issued an order-in-council to prevent permits from being issued for uranium and thorium exploration and development in B.C.  The order-in-council, issued under the Environment and Land Use Act, codifies the policy position issued by the government of British Columbia in April 2008 that it would not support the mining ...


On April 23, 2009, Mr. Justice James Russell of the Federal Court trial division ruled in Great Lakes United and MiningWatch Canada v. Minister of Environment and Mining Association of Canada 2009 FC 408, that the Minister of Environment is required by the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (“CEPA”) to collect and report in the National Pollutant Release Inventory ...


On April 7, 2009, the Province of British Columbia announced they have signed a Mining and Minerals Agreement with the Stk’emlupsemc of the Secwepemc Nation ("SSN") (as represented by the Tk’emlúps (formerly Kamloops) Indian Band and the Skeetchestn Indian Band) which will help to develop capacity for the SSN to participate in, and benefit from, mining activities ...


The Kitikmeot Inuit Association (KIA) Board at their meeting of February 9, 2009 unanimously passed a resolution to adopt the Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (“NTI”) Mining, Uranium, and Reclamation Policies as policies for managing surface Inuit Owned Lands in the Kitikmeot and the Article 41 Lands.  The NTI Mining, Uranium, and Reclamation Policies were passed by the NTI ...

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On December 18, 2008, MiningWatch Canada(“MiningWatch”) was granted leave to appeal the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal in MiningWatch Canada, et al. v. Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, et. al  to the Supreme Court of Canada.  The decision relates to the environmental assessment that has been carried out to date on the Red Chris Project, a proposed copper and gold ...


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