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Ontario mining law ‘outdated, unconstitutional and offensive’: First Nation chief

Ontario’s mining law and its system for registering mining claims have allowed thousands of claims to be staked on a northwestern First Nation without consultation or consent, the community alleges in a constitutional challenge announced Friday. The Grassy Narrows First Nation, north of Kenora, Ont., is asking the court to …

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Manitoba NDP asks ethics commissioner to probe alleged Tory silica mining push – Winnipeg

Manitoba’s governing New Democrats are asking the provincial ethics commissioner to investigate the Progressive Conservatives over a proposed mining project. NDP caucus chair Mike Moyes said people deserve to know the facts behind accusations one or more Tories tried to rush approval of the Sio Silica mining project after the …

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Members from several First Nations rally against northern Ontario mining plans

TORONTO — Members of several First Nations rallied outside the Ontario legislature Thursday to raise concerns about mining exploration they say is happening on their lands against their will. Indigenous leaders and community members said they weren’t consulted as mining prospectors staked claims on their territories. They also pushed back …

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Battles brewing as Ontario, Canada push Ring of Fire mining to boost EV plan

The lawyer representing a number of First Nations communities opposed to the Ford government’s plans for the Ring of Fire is cautioning that the province’s long-term electric vehicle battery manufacturing strategy might be a “fool’s errand.” Premier Doug Ford agreed to enter into a pact with the federal government to …

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Environmental report details concerns with proposed Manitoba silica sand mining project – Winnipeg

A report on a controversial silica sand mine project in southeastern Manitoba says the project should not move forward until all environmental impacts are considered and more study is done. The Clean Environment Commission’s report on Sio Silica’s proposed silica sand extraction in the RM of Springfield says a plan …

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Treasure, conflict, and survival in Canada’s peatlands

18:56 The power of peat: Canada’s secret weapon against climate change Hiking in the Hudson Bay Lowlands is like a game of hopscotch — in a swamp. A tapestry of colourful mosses indicates where it’s safe to step: the green and white spots are drier, while the rich red and …

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