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Mining industry still horrified by Mount Polley tailings pond collapse: Bennett

British Columbia’s mines minister says the mining industry remains horrified a year after a tailings pond collapsed at the Mount Polley mine northeast of Williams Lake.

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Alarm bells must ring in response to the government’s new anti-terror bill Republish Reprint

Bill C-51, the federal government’s Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015, is the principal official response to the increasing threat of terrorism, a phenomenon that infamously prorupted into the central block of Parliament on Oct. 22, after the murder of a soldier ceremonially guarding the grave of the unknown soldier at the war memorial in Ottawa.

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B.C. Mines Minister faces scrutiny over ties to guide-outfitting operation

When Bill Bennett entered politics, he portrayed himself as “the voice of the hunter” in the B.C. Legislature.
But after 14 years, Mr. Bennett – now the province’s powerful Mines Minister – finds himself in conflict with hunters, and facing scrutiny over his ties to Height of the Rockies Adventure Co. Ltd., a guide outfitting operation that owes him $70,000 for a shareholder loan.

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‘Pissed off’ minister Bill Bennett says government will ‘have to change’ new B.C. hunting policies

When the provincial government unveiled changes last month to B.C.’s hunting policies, they “didn’t get it quite right,” a cabinet minister has acknowledged, saying they will go back to the drawing board later this month.

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Mines minister trying to regain Alaska’s confidence in B.C.

British Columbia’s Energy Minister Bill Bennett is in Alaska in an effort to regain the state’s confidence in B.C.’s mining industry, which has weakened since the Mount Polley mine disaster.

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Mines minister trying to regain Alaska’s confidence in B.C.

British Columbia’s Energy Minister Bill Bennett is in Alaska in an effort to regain the state’s confidence in B.C.’s mining industry, which has weakened since the Mount Polley mine disaster.

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Steelmegaphone #19

Alex and Troy discuss Bargaining and Selenium issues in the Elk Valley before disecting China’s decision to double cross Canadian coal producers with their new coal tariff. Then Erik Andersen comes on the show (30:22) to explain the Site C Dam debacle. Telecommunication Workers Union rep Brian Spain (45:46) calls in regarding potential TWU merger with the USW.

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Bennett reassures IPPs of future regardless of Site C decision

Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett promised independent power producers that they will have a place in the future of the British Columbia’s energy sector regardless of what decision government makes on BC Hydro’s $8-billion Site C megaproject.

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Steelmegaphone: Energy and Mine Critic Norm Macdonald

Alex and Troy interview mining critic Norm Macdonald.

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Bennett: MT. Polley not a disaster

Equating it to the “thousands” of avalanches that happen annually in B.C.

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