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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Constance Lake First Nation news release: Constance Lake First Nation (CLFN) has filed a motion in the Ontario Superior Court to seek an order that would stop Zenyatta Ventures Ltd. from further mineral exploration drilling in a critically important area within CLFN’s traditional territory.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Coalition Stop Uranium Baie des Chaleurs and the Citizens’ Committee of Pointe-à-la-Croix were very pleased to receive the news that Vancouver-based mining company Terra Firma Resources it is giving up its option on the Restigouche uranium prospect.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Media Advisory: (Ottawa/Iqaluit) MiningWatch Canada’s Canada Program Coordinator, Ramsey Hart, is on his way to Iqaluit today on the request of the Nunavut non-profit group Nunavummiut Makitagunarningit (Makita for short). Over the next ten days he will be participating with Makita in two different consultation processes on uranium mining in Nunavut.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Joint news release with Concerned Citizens of Penobsquis: (Sussex, NB) On Monday, March 14th, 26 residents of Penobsquis begin a two-week battle to prove Potash Corporation stole their water and ruined their lives. Shortly after water began flooding the potash mine and PotashCorp and Corridor Resources completed rounds of seismic testing, about 60 homes in the area lost their drinking water supply.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wolf Lake and Eagle Village Algonquin Nations Press Release: On Friday March 4, 2011, representatives from two Algonquin First Nations, Eagle Village and Wolf Lake, presented mining representatives of Matamec Exploration Inc. with a process to review a proposed open-pit rare earth elements mine in their traditional territory. The leadership of the two Algonquin communities want to ensure there is a review process that addresses their constitutional rights as well as respecting their culture, knowledge, and uses of the land.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Joint news release with EARTHWORKS: First Nations and environmentalists are urging a major international financial institution to say "no" if Taseko Mines Ltd. seeks funding for its revised proposal for the open-pit Prosperity mine, which would threaten the traditional way of life of the Tsilhqot'in people and a celebrated trout lake high in the Chilcotin Mountains of British Columbia.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

News release: MiningWatch Canada is deeply dismayed by legal actions taken by a Quebec oil and gas exploration company against Ugo Lapointe, a spokesperson for the Coalition Québec meilleure mine. MiningWatch is a founding member of the coalition and wishes to express its solidarity and support for Mr. Lapointe. It is MiningWatch’s belief that the case is a SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) and an attempt to intimidate Mr. Lapointe and stifle critical dialogue about necessary reforms to Quebec’s mineral regime.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

News release: A crucial vote on whether to extend the debate of the Environmental Bill of Rights Act is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3rd. The Bill has been working its way through Parliament for a number of years now, and is a only few amendments away from completion and a third reading vote.

Friday, January 14, 2011

News release: For the last three days MiningWatch Canada’s Canada Program Coordinator Ramsey Hart has been participating in a delegation examining the uranium mining industry in Saskatchewan. The group of thirty made stops in Regina, Saskatoon, at the Rabbit Lake Mine and at a mill in northern Saskatchewan.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

News release from Matawa First Nations: While regional municipalities from Thunder Bay to Sudbury compete for site selection for the smelter facility and construction route of a transportation corridor into our traditional territory, our First Nations who actually live in the Ring of Fire have not yet been invited to the table to even initiate discussions over community impacts.