This mine in Manitoba has provided almost the entire world supply of cesium. There are significant geopolitical issues related to rare earth minerals. This article by Steven Fletcher describes one example of why Canada needs better checks and balances on assets within our nations boarder. Mindful mining our planet is to the benefit of humanity.
A reflection on the need to develop our resources and protect the environment in thoughtful public policy. The image is Vale, Thompson, Manitoba.
Mindful planning for parks is good for investors, the environment, and the economy. This article describes a catastrophic announcement in a federal budget to create a national park on a likely world-class war deposit. No park. Investors flee in silence, but there is a better way to create parks and mines.
A former commander of Canadian troops in Afghanistan is urging the federal government to reject a takeover of an Arctic gold mine by a Chinese state-owned enterprise.
Retired major-general David Fraser said this rejection should form part of a strategic rethink aimed at keeping China out of Canada’s Far North. Robert Fife and Steven Chase, Globe and Mail
TMAC Resources Inc., the company behind the Doris North gold mine in the Kitikmeot, has big plans to expand operations in Hope Bay, with two additional sites by 2022. CBC June 8, 2016.