Gitxaala Nation @PaulinaNeichcial

First Nation’s Legal Action Challenges B.C.’s Colonial Mining Law – Groups Urge Reform

photo @Paulina Niechcial Victoria/Smithers, B.C. – October 26, 2021. Local, regional and national groups support Gitxaala Nation’s legal action against the B.C. government. Earlier today, the Gitxaała First Nation filed a first-of-its kind legal challenge in the British Columbia Supreme Court against the province’s “free entry” mineral claim staking regime. The Nation is seeking to… Read more »

Mount Polley Mine Loses at Environmental Appeal Board

(photo credit Chris Blake, after Mount Polley’s massive mine waste spill in Hazeltine Creek leading to Quesnel Lake, 2014) Vancouver – September 8th, 2021. MiningWatch Canada is relieved that the BC Environmental Appeal Board (EAB) has dismissed Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley Mine appeal of its $9,000 fine for violating environmental permit requirements. The mining watchdog… Read more »


We’re Hiring! Communications Coordinator Opportunity

Do you want to be an integral part of a dynamic and creative network working for environmental and social justice in solidarity with Indigenous peoples and mining-affected communities in British Columbia?  Position: Communications Coordinator Contract period: This is a 3 to 4 day work week position for up to 14 months, with possibility to renew… Read more »

Dilution is not the solution

Dilution is Not the Solution – Mining Pollution, Compliance and Recognizing Indigenous Laws to Protect Watersheds

Join the Webinar on May 12th 2021 | Noon (Vancouver/Seattle) | 3pm (Toronto/NewYork) | Register Here Featuring: Tŝilhqot’in Nation’s legal challenge against Gibraltar Mine (Taseko Mines) Nadleh Whut’en & Stellat’en First Nations’ successful efforts at Endako Mine (Centerra Gold / Thompson Creek Metals) With: Chief Francis Laceese (Tl’esqox Nation) Chief Larry Nooski (Nadleh Whut’en Nation)… Read more »

New Map Shows Dozens of Mine Pollution Threats in BC

[Facts & Highlights Below] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  January 19th, 2021 (Vancouver/Terrace) – Today, SkeenaWild and the BC Mining Law Reform network released new maps (here & here) pointing to over a hundred known and potentially contaminated mine waste sites that threaten to pollute waters, fish habitat and communities across the province. Concerns over mining have… Read more »

Polluters Should Pay: Apply the Campsite Rule to Mining Companies

Thank you to sign the petition now and share this video widely (on facebook or youtube) One of the things most British Columbians can agree on is that the polluter should actually pay. We recently conducted a poll that shows 90% of us want mining companies to clean up the environmental messes they make. Right… Read more »