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(L to R) Michelle Mungall and Katrine Conroy
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining New B.C. government sworn in—two cabinet ministers from the Kootenays

The cabinet consists of 20 ministers and two ministers of state. Two ministers are from the Kootenays

A man and child are dwarfed by the giant mining machine that is parked beside them.
Mining Teck updates Steelmaking Coal Guidance

Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development.

Joy Global has a new property in Sparwood
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Developments, Mining Sparwood’s Joy Global Moving Into Former Finning Facility

Joy Global Canada is now in the process of moving into Sparwood's old Finning facilities

Bill Bennett
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Mining Eagle Plains Resources: former BC Mines Minister Bill Bennett appointed to the Board of Directors

Based in Cranbrook, B.C., Eagle Plains continues to conduct research, acquire and explore mineral projects throughout western Canada.

Fording River Operations, located in the Elk Valley, is one of five steelmaking coal operations owned by Teck.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining Celebrating Mining Week in British Columbia and across Canada

BC Mining Week is held from May 14 to 20, 2017

Eagle Plains Resources Ltd., a Cranbrook, B.C.-based mineral exploration company, was founded in 1992 by Bob Termuende and his son, Tim.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Mining, Small Business Seeking paydirt

Mineral exploration is a long-shot game with a high expectation of failure—so what attracts people to it?

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East Kootenay, Canal Flats, Developments, Mining New proposed Kootenay West Gypsum mine

A new mine proposed by CertainTeed Gypsum near Canal Flats projects a 43 year life span and would mine 400,000 ton of gypsum annually.

The unveiling of the memorial statue was attended by local area dignitaries and representatives.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Mining Miner’s sculpture unveiled in Sparwood to commemorate lives lost in the coal industry

On April 3, a ceremony commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Balmer North Mine Explosion in British Columbia's Elk Valley took place in Sparwood

After months of planning this next drill hole, the team is now present in the Kootenays and ready to drill.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Mining Kootenay Zinc starts drilling at Fort Steele’s “Sully” property

All geophysics and drill holes to date have helped the technical team better understand the nature of this exciting project.

East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining Top 10 Mining Operations in the Kootenays

We ranked all the operating mines in the Kootenays by their annual revenue.

Bill Bennett
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Mining Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett Special Guest on Podcast

We are pleased to have the honourable Bill Bennett as our special guest.

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The Sullivan Core Shack will be a museum level display of ore and rock specimens as well as drill core from Sullivan mine and surrounding area.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Mining, Tourism Kootenay Zinc Corp. sponsors Sullivan Core Shack Display

Located in the Kimberley Underground Mining Railway Station, the display will feature ore and rock specimens as well as drill core from Sullivan mine.

A previously completed acid plant that Teck installed in 2014.
West Kootenay, Trail, Mining Teck Trail announces $174 million for new acid plant

The installation of a new acid plant will improve efficiency and environmental performance at Teck's Trail Operations.

Picture of large mining truck.
Mining Teck announces $285US Q1 coal benchmark—new collective agreements at Elkview & Fording River

First quarter realized prices will reflect a combination of sales at the quarterly contract price and spot sales.

The company's Greenwood mill facility.
West Kootenay, Mining Golden Dawn announces closing of Greenwood property acquisition

The Agreement gives the Company the right to acquire a 100% interest in mineral claims, including the Lexington Property and Golden Crown Property.

Picture of the Mission Mountain Railroad.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Mining, Transportation Magnetite to be shipped by truck from Montana to Elk Valley coal mines

The Elk Valley Teck coal mines use magnetite in the coal-washing process.

Rayco Steel Ltd. services the mining industry in the vicinity of Sparwood, B.C.
East Kootenay, Sparwood, Mining, Small Business Rayco Steel rallies

The need for metallurgical coal is on the rise, and that’s good news for southeastern British Columbia communities.

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Picture of construction equipment, with snowy mountain in background.
Mining Five of the biggest mines in BC are in the Elk Valley, generate 64% of mining revenue

According to a report published in Business in Vancouver (BIV), five of the largest mines in the province are in the Elk Valley.

Darrel Davis has discovered a “staggering” gold deposit near Trout Lake, B.C.
West Kootenay, Mining “This could turn out to be one of the biggest finds in the whole Kootenay, by far.”

After 37 years of mining, Darrel Davis has uncovered “one of the richest finds in the last hundred years” near Trout Lake, B.C.

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Mining Teck announces 2016 second quarter profit

Reducing costs while maintaining production volumes enables Teck Resources to see a profit.

A vertical shaft kiln at the Driftwood Project.
Mining MGX Minerals taking “significant step” in the transition from exploration to mining

CEO Jared Lazerson recently told Proactive Investors that the company's Driftwood Creek project is a “quite large, global scale deposit.”

MX Gold Corp's Max Mining and milling operation in the Kootenay region of B.C.
Mining Goldcorp’s McPherson joins MX Gold as President and COO

McPherson will be the President and Chief Operating Officer in charge of all operations at the Company's Max and Willa mining and milling operations.

Picture of chain-link fence, with construction sign.
Sparwood, Mining, Retail Cummins Sparwood embarks on constructing new building

To meet the growing demands of the Elk Valley mining industry, the company has had plans to expand the branch in Sparwood for the last couple of years.

Picture of the Jersey Emerald Property, near Salmo.
Salmo, Mining Margaux Resources announces 2016 drilling program at Jersey Emerald Tungsten-Zinc property

One of the Kootenay's oldest mine sites, near Salmo, is getting a new lease on life with the start of a drilling program to explore its future potential.

FR Rentals in Sparwood has received an award for its contribution to the mining industry.
Sparwood, Mining An award-worthy business in Sparwood

FR Rentals in Sparwood has received an award for its contribution to the mining industry.

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Pierre Gratton, president and CEO of the Mining Association of Canada, spoke at the chamber of commerce luncheon in Cranbrook, B.C., on March 1.
Cranbrook, Fernie, Sparwood, Trail, Mining Mining: down but not out

“Canada’s mining sector, while going through difficult times, remains strong and has a bright future.”—Pierre Gratton

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Ken Skibsted  holding a Kootenay quartz.
Kimberley, Mining Kootenay quartz discovered near Kimberley

You never know what you'll find when hiking around the mountains near Kimberley. Just looking down at the ground may turn into a whole new type of business

by Nowell Berg
Picture of Teck's Trail operations.
Cranbrook, Sparwood, Trail, Financial, Mining Teck ekes out profit despite challenging times

Faced with challenging economic times, Teck managed to produce a profit in its fourth quarter report.

Lathem whirls the gold pan in water to remove the larger stones, leaving only a sandy sludge.
Cranbrook, Mining Gold panning is still alive and well on the Wild Horse River near Fort Steele, B.C.

You've got the fever and you want to be a gold miner. Here's a man who actually did it–Stephen Lathem.

by Nowell Berg
Picture of heavy-duty equipment.
Energy, Mining, Technology, Transportation GFS Corp names Wajax and Cullen Diesel Power as new Canadian distributors

Wajax will represent the EVO-MT® systems in Eastern and Central Canada, and Northern British Columbia; Cullen Diesel Power will service Southern B.C.

Mike Hambalek, owner of Caliper Machine and Hydraulics Ltd., appears live on a BNN Commodities episode to discuss his business.
Cranbrook, Developments, Mining, Small Business, Technology M&E story results in BNN live interview for Cranbrook-based company

Caliper Machine and Hydraulics Ltd., works with some of the biggest mining companies and suppliers in the world.

Street view of Gold-N-Treasures in Creston, BC.
Creston, Mining, Retail, Small Business Size of Creston’s Gold-N-Treasures store doubles

Gold-N-Treasures has now expanded into two different, but complimentary stores—a 'rock shop' and a gift shop.

Pic of large industrial truck.
Fernie, Sparwood, Mining Teck’s Coal Mountain operations to close by end of 2017—340 employees affected

Mining will be concluded at Coal Mountain Operation’s by the end of fourth quarter of 2017.

Picture of a group of students standing together.
Cranbrook, Education, Mining College of the Rockies introduces students to geology

Students received a tour of the Bull River Mine processing plant as well as a surface tour and the history of the mine.

(L to R) Don McCormick, mayor of Kimberley, B.C., and David Kelly, CEO of SkyFire Energy, at the SunMine official opening
Kimberley, Energy, Environment, Mining Sun power for Kimberley

The successful operation of the Kimberley SunMine increases the potential for economic development in that community.

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Picture of the old Tembec mill site in Cranbrook's industrial park.
Cranbrook, Developments, Financial, Mining MGX Minerals agrees to buy former Cranbrook Tembec mill site for $3.7M

Pending mortgage and equity financing, MGX Minerals hopes to finalize the deal by December 2015.

L to R: Brian Jones (Excel Geophysics and gravity expert), Brian Kostiuk (Sully vendor), Mike Kennedy (Sully vendor), Craig Kennedy (local prospector), Paul Ransom (Sully project manager)
Cranbrook, Kimberley, Mining Santa Fe Metals exploring near historic Sullivan mine

Vancouver junior divests Mexican property to raise financing for B.C. projects

by Peter Caulfield
Picture of industrial truck used for mining.
Developments, Mining Fording River Operations Swift project granted environmental assessment approval

Despite receiving the go-ahead for expansion at the Fording River Operations Swift Project, Teck Coal Ltd., is unsure when this will happen.

Haul Truck Operating training vehicle
Cranbrook, Education, Mining College of the Rockies provides retraining for Canfor employees

COTR will provide Haul Truck Operator training for recent Canfor layoffs.

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Elkford, Mining Teck announces temporary shutdowns of Elk Valley Mines—staggered over summer

Shutdowns will be staggered over the summer months among the operations.

Mining truck
Elkford, Mining Greenhills wins Canadian mine safety award

Greenhills wins Canadian mine safety award at CIM 2015 Convention Gala.

workers standing in front of large SMS truck
Elkford, Education, Mining Project Heavy Duty returns to the Elk Valley

Students received Level I First Aid certification from COTR in April as part of this training.

Three workers in safety gear are at their work site on a recently built resource road.
Environment, Forestry, Mining, Transportation Leadership needed for B.C.‘s resource roads

B.C.'s resource roads are a multi-billion dollar asset that needs inventorying and active management

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Mine rescue competition
Elkford, Mining Mine rescue teams to compete in Elkford

The emergency responders will be on display on Saturday, May 9.

Mike Hambalek by Soleco's second generation solar and wind-powered light tower
Cranbrook, Environment, Mining A “green” light tower

This new solar- and wind-powered LED light tower is designed for use in remote industrial locations

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Drilling activity on-site at Crown Mountain during the summer of 2014
Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Mining Positive economic update on Crown Mountain Coking Coal Project

The company has released an updated report on their junior venture-backed Crown Mountain project in the Elk Valley.

Tyler Rice is president and CEO of Margaux Resources, owners of an option on the Jersey Emerald Mine near Salmo, B.C.
Salmo, Mining Time for tungsten

Margaux Resources Ltd. is taking steps to re-open the Jersey Emerald tungsten-lead-zinc mine near Salmo, B.C.

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Teck's smelter at Trail, B.C.
Elkford, Sparwood, Trail, Mining Teck’s stock goes on wild ride on merger speculation

Teck Resources stock soared 11% on rumours of possible merger.

First group of rescue team members to receive underground training - Front row (L-R) Preston Engel, Steve Kallies, Cory Robinson, Collin Kilford, Matt Peterson Back row (L-R)  Brent Roberts (Staff), Josh
 Kendrick, Miles Potter.
Sparwood, Mining Underground mine rescue training returns to Teck’s Elkview operations

After 30 years, teams at the coal mine go back to their roots and practice underground rescue.

by Nowell Berg
David Walls (L), president, College of the Rockies, and David Wilks, MP Kootenay Columbia
Cranbrook, Education, Forestry, Mining Support for industrial training

Thanks to grants from the federal government and Columbia Basin Trust, the College of the Rockies can offer more trades training.

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