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Thompson miners safe after underground fire

The fire trapped 39 miners in the Vale Inco nickel mine in Thompson, Man., Sunday night.

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Alberta court strikes down labour laws that take away right to strike

An Alberta court has struck down two provincial labour laws that took away the right to strike for thousands of public sector workers.

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Funding slashed for all safety programs at Transport Canada

The amount of funding set to be clawed away varies between programs — the budget for transportation of dangerous goods is going down 32 per cent while the budget for aviation safety is dropping 9.2 per cent, for example — but all are seeing decreases, just as the wreckage of Air Canada Flight 624 was pulled off a runway in Halifax and the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic continues to rebuild.

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Timeline: Tracking the layoffs in Alberta’s oilpatch

Since oil prices began tanking last summer, there have been predictions of thousands of layoffs in Alberta’s energy-dependent economy. So just how many jobs have we lost so far? There are no hard and fast numbers. Alberta employers must reports layoffs of 50 or more people to the Alberta government’s ministry of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour. But countless layoffs involve a handful of employees at small and medium sized businesses and so fly under the radar.

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MINING.COM Vale fires 500 coal miners in Australia, shuts down operations

“We’re talking all up about 500 jobs there, so that’s going to have a massive impact on the Singleton and surrounding towns where most of those workers and their families live,” he was quoted as saying.

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Coking coal price crashes through $100

Australian coking coal export prices fell nearly 4% reaching single digits for the first time since the data have been collected while quarterly contract prices reached six year lows.

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MINING.COM: Iron ore, coking coal miners must start looking outside China for growth

Iron ore and coking coal prices hover at 6-month lows on Wednesday as Chinese steel prices approach record lows and forecasts for output growth are slashed.

BC’s LNG built by TFW’s?

Why is our new Liberal Liquid Natural Gas Minister for British Columbia at an investor’s meeting in Beijing China, an undemocratic state, explaining that BC will “open its doors” to foreign labour?

BC Begins Merger with Chinese Economy

BC begins economic merger with an undemocratic state

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CHARTS: Australia, Canada met coal outlook OK. US not so much: MINING.COM

In contrast to thermal coal, the price of metallurgical coal price has recovered from steep declines during the first half of 2013

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