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Vale’s Sudbury Biodiversity Program has been recognized for its work by the Mining Association of Canada (MAC). The miner received an Environmental Excellence Award under the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) program during the annual convention of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) on May 7.
This is the week of the CIM annual convention, and at the awards gala on May 7, Ottawa-based Mining Association of Canada honored both Vale’s Sudbury Operations in Ontario and Iamgold’s Essakane gold mine in Burkina Faso for their sustainability initiatives. Established in 2014, the TSM Excellence Awards include the TSM Environmental Excellence Award and the TSM Community Engagement Excellence Award. To be eligible for the awards, mining companies must be actively implementing the Towards Sustainable Mining initiative. TSM is a performance-based program whereby mining operations evaluate, manage and publicly report on critical environmental and social responsibilities.
The biodiversity program initiated by Vale's Sudbury operations picked up a national award from the Mining Association of Canada on Monday at the 2018 CIM Convention in Vancouver. The Towards Sustainable Mining Environmental Excellence Award was presented to Vale for the programs it has in place to support regreening and land reclamation efforts to undo decades of ecological damage from mining and smelting operations.
The House of Commons inched one step closer to a possible procedural showdown with the Senate Thursday after MPs rejected several amendments to the Trudeau government’s proposed overhaul of this country’s transportation system.
The Liberal government’s decision to reject a number of Senate amendments to a key piece of transportation legislation will cause further delays, Conservative MPs said Tuesday – as Western Canadian shippers continue to grapple with an ongoing transportation backlog.