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More mill closures inevitable as B.C. forest industry crisis deepens

More mill closures inevitable as B.C. forest industry crisis deepens

Resource industry analyst Ben Parfitt predicts at least one more Interior pulp mill could be targeted for permanent closure
First Quantum suspends ore processing at Cobre Panama as dispute escalates

First Quantum suspends ore processing at Cobre Panama as dispute escalates

TORONTO — First Quantum Minerals Ltd. has suspended ore processing operations at its Cobre Panama mine. The stoppage is the latest escalation in its dispute with the Panamanian government over tax and royalty payments.
TransAlta reports $163M Q4 loss, revenue up 40% from year ago

TransAlta reports $163M Q4 loss, revenue up 40% from year ago

CALGARY — TransAlta Corp. reported a loss of $163 million in its latest quarter compared with a loss of $78 million in the same quarter a year earlier as its revenue rose 40 per cent.
Do Aboriginal rights include economic rights?

Do Aboriginal rights include economic rights?

Recent court decisions bolster right of First Nations to say 'yes' to development
Teck Resources' coal spinoff shows power of sustainable finance movement: expert

Teck Resources' coal spinoff shows power of sustainable finance movement: expert

CALGARY — Experts say Teck Resources' plan to separate its coal business from its base metals operations shows the influence of the sustainable finance movement.
UBC fisheries scientists land big prize

UBC fisheries scientists land big prize

Daniel Pauly, Rashid Sumaila recognized for research supporting high seas fishing ban
Taseko Mines to increase its stake in the Gibraltar copper mine in B.C.

Taseko Mines to increase its stake in the Gibraltar copper mine in B.C.

VANCOUVER — Taseko Mines Ltd. says it has signed a deal to increase its stake in its Gibraltar copper mine in B.C. in an agreement worth at least $60 million. Under the terms of the deal, Taseko will acquire Sojitz Corp.
Suncor gives all-clear after incident at its Commerce City refinery in Colorado

Suncor gives all-clear after incident at its Commerce City refinery in Colorado

CALGARY — Suncor Energy Inc. says it is responding to an incident at its Commerce City refinery in Colorado. The Calgary-based energy company issued an alert for local residents Tuesday morning.
Suncor announces Rich Kruger as new president and CEO

Suncor announces Rich Kruger as new president and CEO

CALGARY — Suncor Energy Inc. has announced its next president and CEO after a months-long search. Rich Kruger will take on the top job at the Calgary-based oil producer and refiner on April 3.
Teck Resources to split company and spin off steelmaking coal business

Teck Resources to split company and spin off steelmaking coal business

VANCOUVER — Teck Resources Ltd. has announced a plan to split the company into Teck Metals Corp. and Elk Valley Resources Ltd., which will hold its steelmaking coal business.