2019 One Province, One Economy Study


Mining Builds Communities

Mining helped build British Columbia into the province it is today. For generations, mining has been a critical source of jobs, community development and prosperity in every region of our province.Today, BC’s mineral explorers, mines and smelters, and the local businesses that support them, continue to be foundational to our province’s economy and its future growth, while providing the minerals and metals we all depend on.

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MSABC Disappointed by Government of Canada’s Decision to Block Development of BC’s New Prosperity Mine


Vancouver, B.C. – The Mining Suppliers Association of British Columbia (MSABC) was disappointed by yesterday’s announcement by the Hon. Leona Aglukkaq, Canada’s Environment Minister, that the New Prosperity mining project should not proceed due to adverse environmental effects that the federal government believes cannot be mitigated. “We were certainly surprised by this decision because the Government of BC had given assurances that any adverse environmental effects stemming from the development of the mine would be addressed through the provincial permitting process,” said Ken Roberts, Chair of MSABC. “It was all the more surprising that the federal government did not accept assurances from Taseko Mines Limited, which already operates a successful and responsible mine in BC, or from Knight Piésold, a highly reputable engineering firm, that the proposed mine operating plan addressed concerns raised in the initial federal review of the project,” added Roberts. [...]  READ MORE ➔

MSABC Congratulates BC Miner Jim O’Rourke on Induction into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame


Vancouver, B.C. – The Mining Suppliers Association of British Columbia (MSABC) congratulates Jim O’Rourke, CEO of Copper Mountain Mining Corporation, for being selected as an inductee to the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame. “On behalf of MSABC, I would like to congratulate Jim for receiving this national recognition for his contributions to the development of a safe and sustainable mining industry in British Columbia and Canada,” said Mike Ranallo, MSABC Chair and Vice President, International Sales & Marketing for SMS Equipment Inc. [...]  READ MORE ➔