Canada’s mining and critical minerals goals hinge on the North
The future of Canada’s mining industry lies increasingly in remote and northern regions, but the infrastructure deficit in these parts of the country brings significant challenges.
Op-Ed: Canadians Want More Mining, and the North is Poised to Play an Essential Role
For Canada to achieve its climate goals, substantive quantities of minerals and metals will be required to produce the clean technologies essential to a greener future – Canada’s North has a pivotal role to play in supplying the materials needed to meet this growing demand.
‘Sense of relief:’ Ottawa rejection of Nunavut mine expansion draws praise, criticism
Nunavut member of Parliament Lori Idlout says she felt an “overwhelming sense of relief” when she learned federal ministers had rejected a proposal to expand an iron ore mine on the tip of Baffin Island. “It was great to see this decision.
How the Mining Industry Coexists with Nature in Natural Diamond Recovery
Diamond miners have shown it’s possible live in a world where mining is essential without negatively impacting our natural environment.
Annual Report 2021
A year in review of MAC activities and achievements.
Advocates praise critical minerals commitments in federal budget
Mining advocates say new investments in Canada’s critical minerals sector could benefit the North but more direct supports are needed to offset the high costs of exploration.
Yukon miner will be the first Black person to be inducted into Canadian Mining Hall of Fame
Peter Risby’s legacy as a long-time Yukon prospector who advocated for inclusion in the industry is well-known throughout the territory, and now at the national level, with Risby being one of five to be inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame in 2022.
Possible detours ahead
Winter roads are vitally important to the life and livelihood of many in remote areas of our country. They stretch over lakes, bays and vast stretches of tundra across Canada’s North to help deliver necessities to rural communities and mining operations. Supplies like fuel, food, construction equipment and explosives are brought in by thousands of […]
Infrastructure investments critical to mining industry success in Canada’s North
As the largest economic driver in Canada’s North, there is no question that the mining sector’s presence in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and the Yukon is significant. According to the Conference Board of Canada, mining industry GDP contributions for 2021 for the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and the Yukon are forecast at 27 per cent, 42 […]
Infrastructure investments critical to successful development in Canada’s North
The Hill Times‘ policy briefing on the North (Dec. 8) rightly focused on the immense need for infrastructure supports in order for the region to truly reach its potential, and this is particularly true in the mining space.