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The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) is a go-to source for mining industry news. Check out the articles below for recent media coverage featuring MAC experts.

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Quebec Mining Company, a Leader in Water Stewardship

Abandoned mine sites are a legacy issue that the mining industry continues to address. The Manitou site near Val D’Or, Quebec, which operated from 1942 to 1979, was deserted when the last lease holder filed for bankruptcy. More than 11 million tonnes of tailings continued to generate acid drainage and release heavy metals into the environment in an area of 6.5 kilometres. With water at pH levels between 2 and 3, aquatic life had been unable to survive in the nearby Bourlamaque River when the Quebec Government assumed control of the most contaminated site in the province.    

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New Water Stewardship Protocol To Bring Enhanced Environmental Standards to Canada’s Mining Sector

In accord with that statement and as a world leader in the mining industry’s best sustainable practices, The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) continues to raise the bar with The Water Stewardship Protocol, as part of its Towards Sustainable Mining® (TSM). This standard will be “the catalyst for continuous improvement in mining practices on a global level,” Chalmers told WT. The development of water stewardship practices will go beyond legal compliance. “With increased rigor and evolving standards we hope to bring our membership together to define what good practice looks like.”

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Canada funds mining-focused climate plan

Canada’s federal government has invested US$242,000 (C$325,000) in a Mining Association of Canada-led project to better provide industry with the tools and knowledge required to plan for LOM climate-related decisions.

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Canadian government announces funding for climate change mining guidelines

$325,000 will be invested in the Mining Association of Canada towards building on existing climate change guidelines

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Canada injects $325K into ‘climate change adaptation’ for mining sector

Canada is giving the country’s mining association more than C$325,000 ($242K) to develop a program that would give miners the tools and knowledge needed to better plan for climate change in decision-making at all stages of an operation’s life.

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Essakane Mine in Burkina Faso receives recognition for solar project

A Canadian mining company received recognition on 30 April for its installation of a major solar project at its site in the northeastern part of Burkina Faso. “The IAMGOLD Essakane Mine has become a leader in the fight against climate change,” said Joy Kennedy, who represented faith-based and civil society groups on a judging panel for the Mining Association of Canada.

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Kenney Win Puts Maligned Trudeau Pipeline Law Under New Pressure

Alberta’s incoming premier is already fighting pipeline law changes that are in the offing.

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The North needs more infrastructure to unlock its wealth potential

Few industries come to mind that have a stronger connection and reliance on infrastructure than the mining sector. Frequently situated in remote and northern regions, mines are often located in areas without any roads, telecommunications services, or easily accessible transportation, all essential to getting goods to market.

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