Category Archives: Mining and Extractive Industries

Mining Company and Supervisor Fined $88,000 After Workers Exposed to Hazard

The Ontario Provincial Offences Court has fined FNX Mining Company Inc. and one of its supervisors a total of $88,000 for safety violations at the Craig Mine in the City of Greater Sudbury. On September 7, 2013, two workers at … Continue reading

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Ontario Renews Mineral Development Strategy

Ontario is seeking input to renew the province’s Mineral Development Strategy to attract further investment into the sector. The province is seeking input from stakeholders on how to renew the Mineral Development Strategy by releasing a discussion paper as well as a … Continue reading

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Largest penalty ever imposed for environmental infractions in Canada

Bloom Lake General Partner Limited was ordered to pay $7.5 million in the Criminal and Penal Division of the Court of Quebec in Montreal today, after pleading guilty to 45 charges under the Fisheries Act, resulting from several incidents including … Continue reading

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Denmark Files Claim To North Pole

Today, the Government of the Kingdom of Denmark together with the Government of Greenland will file a submission to define the outer limits of its continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean with the Commission on the Limits of the Continental … Continue reading

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Ontario Establishes Ring Of Fire Infrastructure Development Corporation

Ontario has announced today the establishment of the Ring of Fire (ROF) Infrastructure Development Corporation, to be headquartered in Thunder Bay. Our post on March 26, 2014, Ontario, First Nations to work together on Ring of Fire, noted that Ontario … Continue reading

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June 2014 – Paul Manning to Speak at Insight’s 4th Annual Ontario Mining Forum

Paul Manning, principal at Manning Environmental Law, will speak at Insight’s 4th Annual Ontario Mining Forum next month. Conference Highlights include: “Getting it right” in the Ring of Fire Building consensus for mining development P3 infrastructure development in the Ring of Fire … Continue reading

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Ontario, First Nations to Work Together on Ring of Fire

March 26, 2014 The Province of Ontario and nine Matawa-member First Nations signed a framework agreement today for a community-based regional approach to development in the Ring of Fire. The agreement is intended to ensure that First Nations and Ontario can … Continue reading

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Mining company ordered to pay $220,712 for violating federal Fisheries Act and Metal Mining Effluent Regulations

March 17, 2014 – Val-d’Or, Quebec The Century Mining Corporation (Sigma-Lamaque mines) in Val-d’Or, Quebec, was found guilty of violating the Fisheries Act and ordered to pay 220,712 dollars on March 10, 2014. This amount represents a fine of 129,000 dollars and additional … Continue reading

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Supreme Court of Canada upholds Castonguay’s conviction for not reporting discharge of fly-rock from blast

Expulsion of fly-rock from a blast was a “discharge” of  a  “contaminant” out of the normal course of events that  should have been reported to  the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) under section 15 of Ontario’s Environmental Protection Act (Act). “Impairment of the … Continue reading

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July 22, 2013 – Human Rights Claims Against Canadian Corp For Acts Of Its Overseas Subsidiary May Proceed

Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice has denied a motion  to strike out claims by indigenous Guatemalans for human rights abuses, including rape and murder, alleged against security staff employed by the defendant’s Guatemalan subsidiary. In Choc v. Hudbay Minerals Inc., … Continue reading

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