Nova Scotia miners call for better balance in protected areas plan

The Mining Association of Nova Scotia is calling on the provincial government to strike a better balance between protecting jobs and protecting land. “While Nova Scotia’s mining and quarrying industry supports protecting natural lands for future generations, we also believe the provincial government’s Parks and Protected Areas Plan needs to strike a better balance between[…]

Nova Scotia miners offer more than $8,000 cash to students who can prove industry ‘rocks’

As a way of rising awareness and interest in mining awareness among junior high and high school students in Nova Scotia, Canada, a provincial industry group is offering over $8000 in cash prizes to kids with some basic video skills. The Mining ROCKS! contest, now in its fourth year, hopes to inspire children to learn about[…]

Erdene Resource moving forward with flagship project in Mongolia

Canada’s Erdene Resource Development (TSX:ERD), the company that literally struck gold earlier this year after finding its new Mongolia-based gold project was richer than previously thought, expects to move Bayan Khundii towards its maiden resource estimate by 2018. The firm, one of the very few miners to never have encountered issues in the landlocked Asian country, was granted[…]

Erdene new gold zone at Mongolia Bayan Khundii project larger than expected

Canada’s Erdene Resource (TSX:ERD), one of the very few miners to never have encountered issues in Mongolia, unveiled Tuesday results for nine diamond drill holes from its step-out program at Bayan Khundii gold project, which shows a discovery made in October is larger than originally thought. The project, now Erdene’s flagship venture, has grown to prominence[…]

Canada to fully phase out coal power by 2030

Canada’s Liberal government has taken a page from the Obama Administration’s books as it plans to completely phase out traditional coal power by 2030, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna announced Monday. Ottawa also said it would work with the country’s four provinces that still burn coal for electricity — Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick[…]