Mining association says Canada’s rare earth support too modest to displace reliance on China

Mining News Pro - The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) has welcomed several expanded and refined measures proposed in the 2021 federal Budget to support the establishment and growth of a domestic battery supply chain, but CEO Pierre Gratton said specific support targeting rare earth elements (REEs) was too modest and was insufficient to displace reliance on China.

Canada’s oil sands firms face pressure to spend on transition

Mining News Pro - Canada’s biggest oil sands producers are generating billions more in free cash flow in a faster-than-expected pandemic rebound, but taking a cautious approach to spending it that is disappointing environment-minded investors.

Vital Metals to become Canada’s first rare earths miner

Mining News Pro - Australia’s Vital Metals is getting ready to kick off mining operations at its Nechalacho rare earths project in Canada’s Northwest Territories, which will make it the country’s first producer of the elements used in magnets for electric vehicles, aerospace, defence and electronics.

Canada tightens takeover rules for critical minerals

Mining News Pro - Canada has tightened foreign investment rules to protect the security of critical mineral supply chains, a government spokesperson said on Thursday, ahead of an expected surge in demand for metals used to make electric vehicles.

Canada`s Novo takes a stake in Victorian gold project

Mining News Pro - Canadian gold explorer Novo Resources Corporation has exercised its joint venture (JV) with ASX-listed Kalamazoo Resources to earn a 50% in that company’s Queens gold project, in Victoria.

US looks to Canada for minerals to build electric vehicles

Mining News Pro - The US government is working to help American miners and battery makers expand into Canada, part of a strategy to boost regional production of minerals used to make electric vehicles and counter Chinese dominance.

Canada positioning for post-Covid-19 recovery with critical minerals push

Mining News Pro - Canada is using its measures to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic to position itself as a haven for new technology and battery minerals, boasting a wealth of such minerals found in few other places around the globe, said Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan.

Canada could be top player in global EV battery market

Mining News Pro - Canada has a sizeable opportunity to become one of the world’s leaders in the lithium-ion battery market, but that potential needs to be recognized and nurtured by regulators and miners, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence director Simon Moores told the House of Commons on Monday.

Canada could take major slice of EV economic pie

Mining News Pro - Canada has sizeable potential to be one of the upstream leaders of the lithium-ion battery ecosystem that the world is building, says Benchmark MD Simon Moores, who will be appearing in front of the House of Commons on Monday.

Thyssenkrupp’s new plant in Canada to produce 11,000 tonnes of hydrogen per year

Mining News Pro - Thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers, a subsidiary of German industrial giant Thyssenkrupp, announced that it will be building a plant capable of producing 11,100 tonnes of hydrogen per year in Quebec, Canada.

Tempus signs up JV partner in Canada

Mining News Pro - Tempus Resources has inked a joint venture (JV) agreement with privately held Robinhood Gold Corporation over the Mineral Creek gold project, in British Columbia.

First gold poured at Canada’s newest gold mine

Mining News Pro - Pure Gold poured its first gold in the final week of 2020 at its PureGold mine in Red Lake, Ontario and expects to reach commercial production by the end of the first quarter of 2021.

Worker at Ekati diamond mine in Canada’s North tests positive for covid-19

Mining News Pro - Dominion Diamond Mines, the company that owns a controlling interest in the Ekati mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories, reported that one employee travelling to the mine on December 23, 2020, tested positive for covid-19.

Canada rejects Shandong’s bid to buy TMAC

Mining News Pro - The Canadian government has rejected Shandong Gold Mining’s bid to acquire TMAC Resources, the companies said on Tuesday.

USNC-Power to develop Canada’s first small modular reactor

Mining News Pro - Following the release of the Small Modular Reactor Action Plan by the Trudeau administration last week, USNC-Power announced that it is continuing with its project to develop the first-ever SMR in Canada.

Brief strike ends at Canada’s Westshore coal terminal

Mining News Pro - A brief strike effectively ended at a Canadian coal export terminal after the local union said it reached a tentative agreement with Westshore Terminals Investment Corp.

Canada Nickel signs First Nation MoU for Crawford project

Mining News Pro - Canada Nickel Company has entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Matachewan and Mattagami First Nations in relation to exploration and development operations at the Crawford nickel/cobalt sulphide project near Timmins, Ontario.

Forrest to purchase nickel stake in Canada’s Ring of Fire

Mining News Pro - Andrew Forrest is extending his mining footprint to Canada as he prepares to become an investor in Noront Resources, owner of the Eagle’s Nest nickel project in Ontario’s Ring of Fire region.

Dominion Diamond reaches deal to sell Ekati mine in Canada

Mining News Pro - Dominion Diamond Mines said on Monday it reached a deal to sell its Ekati mine in Canada`s Northwest Territories to holders of its second lien notes, eight months after seeking bankruptcy protection amid a worldwide upheaval in the diamond industry.

Canada could be a major player in hydrogen

Mining News Pro - With its abundant natural gas for conversion into hydrogen fuel, Canada could be a major player in the burgeoning hydrogen market, says law firm Fasken, which has recently launched a new hydrogen energy advisory team.

Piedmont runs pilots in Canada

Mining News Pro - Lithium developer Piedmont on Wednesday announced plans to partner with Ontario-based SGS Canada to complete a pilot-scale spodumene concentrator test work programme using bulk samples collected from its namesake project in North Carolina.

Former Sishen COO takes helm at ArcelorMittal Canada

Mining News Pro - Steel and iron-ore major ArcelorMittal Canada has appointed Mapi Mobwano, who has worked in the South African mining industry for two decades, as president and CEO.

Canada unveils electric heavy vehicle project for openpit mines

Mining News Pro - Graphite developer Nouveau Monde Graphite has been selected as the mining partner of a collaborative endeavour bringing together research and industry leaders to develop electric systems and rapid recharging infrastructure for heavy vehicles adapted to openpit mining.

Canada’s White Metal kicks off exploration program at Namibian project

Mining News Pro - Canada’s White Metal Resources announced that after receiving approval from the Namibian Ministry of Mines and Energy, it has started its 2020-21 exploration program on the Taranis copper-silver project.

Canada orders security review of Shandong’s Hope Bay buy

Mining News Pro - The Federal Cabinet of Canada has ordered a national security review of China-based Shandong Gold’s acquisition of TMAC Resources, which owns the Hope Bay property in Nunavut.

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