The case for greater federal investments in northern mining infrastructure

The old expression “If it isn’t grown, it’s mined,” is taking on new meaning as the supply of minerals and metals critical to 21st century products takes on geopolitical importance. As demand for mined materials continues to grow, there is increasing focus on what are referred to as “critical minerals”—vital in aerospace, defence, telecommunications, computing, […]

ACEC-Canada conference panellists call on engineers to help stalled resource sector

Canada’s engineers can play a big role in supporting Canada’s energy and natural resources sectors and breaking the current logjam in project uptake, delegates at the recent ACEC-Canada conference were told. Representatives of the forest products, petroleum and mining sectors gathered for a panel discussion Oct. 29 to discuss why projects in their sectors have […]

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.

Yukon Gold

The historic photos are iconic: crowds of men, carrying their tools and survival supplies on their backs as they traveled north in pursuit of gold. In the late 1890s, the Klondike Gold Rush drew an estimated 100,000 prospectors to northwestern Canada.

Northern spending pays off, MAC report shows

Toronto may be the global centre for mining finance but recent statistics on capital development spending in the sector illustrate that the three sparsely populated territories in Canada’s North are also notable heavyweights. The most recent edition of Facts of Figures of the Canadian Mining Industry, published in March by the Mining Association of Canada […]

Canada’s 2019 budget a plus for miners

The budget, unveiled by finance minister Bill Morneau on Tuesday, set aside C$700 million over the next decade in new and focused funding to ensure Arctic communities can grow. The infrastructure deficit in Canada’s far north is something that has long been a thorn in the exploration and mining industry’s side, pushing costs up.

Budget 2019 Positive for Canada’s Mining Sector-Budget Promises Skills Training and Important Northern Focus; both Critically Important to the Mining Industry

The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) welcomes today’s federal budget, which includes several commitments that will provide much needed supports for the country’s minerals and metals industry, one of the most significant contributors to the economy in the natural resources sector. Budget 2019’s focus on Canada’s North, exemplified through the commitment of over $700 million […]