May 5, 2015
Volume 17 - Issue 3

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  • President & CEO's Message
  • AME BC Pleased with Federal Budget 2015
  • AME BC Working on Alaskan Perceptions of BC Mineral Development 
  • AME BC Celebrates Environmental Assessment Approval for Burcejack Mine Project in BC 

Mineral Exploration News
  • New mobile radio protocols on track for resource roads 
  • BCSC Reduces Regulatory Burden for Resource Companies 
  • Landowner Court Appeal May 5, 2015
  • Flexibility provisions in wildlife designations for mineral exploration 
  • Robert Longe is the author of the newly released novel titled The Nisselinka Claims 

In Memoriam 
Upcoming Events and Conferences

Inside AME BC

President & CEO's Message 
2015 Q1

During these tough times, the industry doesn't just dig in; it gets going and prepares for the better days ahead that we know will inevitably come. With the support of AME BC members, we have continued to work as the advocate for a successful and responsible mineral exploration and development industry based in British Columbia, and operating throughout the world. On January 15, AME BC opened the TSX markets with the Honourable Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines, corporate members, sponsors, and representative members of AME BC, MABC, and Geoscience BC. 

Please click here to read the full President & CEO's message. 

AME BC Pleased with Federal Budget 2015

Vancouver — April 21, 2015 — Today, the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC) welcomed the federal government’s budget as announced by Minister of Finance Joe Oliver.
“We are very pleased to see the federal government’s commitments to extend the Mineral Exploration Tax Credit through March 2016 and to expand the eligibility of Canadian exploration expenses,” says David McLelland, Chair of AME BC.

To read the full release click here

AME BC Working on Alaskan Perceptions of BC Mineral Development 

Major mineral exploration and mine development projects in Northwest British Columbia are being increasingly scrutinized by different governmental and non-governmental organizations in Alaska. The concerns raised by many of the non-governmental organizations believe that BC and/or Canada do not have adequate systems of mine review, such as environmental assessment and permitting. 

To read the full update click here

AME BC Celebrates Environmental Assessment Approval for Brucejack Mine Project in BC 
Vancouver, BC — April 2, 2015 — The Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC) celebrates the March 26 environmental assessment approval of Pretivm Resources Inc.’s Brucejack mine project located in northwestern British Columbia, Canada. BC Environment Minister Mary Polak and Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennett issued an Environment Assessment Certificate that allows for the project to proceed. 

To read the full release click here

Mineral Exploration News 

New mobile radio protocols on track for resource roads 

VICTORIA - New mobile radio communication protocols are being implemented throughout B.C. to improve safety for resource road users. The changes include new standardized road signs, radio call protocols and a bank of standardized mobile radio channels.

Read the full article here

BCSC Reduces Regulatory Burden for Resource Companies 

As the capital markets regulator for British Columbia, the BC Securities Commission (BCSC) is keenly aware that public resource companies are struggling with capital raising and regulatory burden. The good news is that the BCSC is spearheading a series of initiatives aimed at lightening the load.

Read the full article here

Landownder Court Appeal May 5, 2015

April 22, 2015 GREENWOOD, BRITISH COLUMBIA – New Nadina Explorations Limited (TSX VENTURE: NNA ”) provides update on landowner issue at the Silver Queen property near Houston, BC. Further to the Dec 12, 2014 News Release reporting that C. Donald Christmann and 0712249 BC Ltd., on December 3, 2014 filed an appeal (to the BC Court of Appeal) of the June 11, 2014 decision of Madam Justice Donegan of the BC Supreme Court, who dismissed the landowner’s petition for Judicial Review of the decision of the Surface Rights Board of BC (Sept 6, 2013).

New Nadina expects the appellants to argue that the exclusions to a Free Miner’s right of entry set out in s. 11(2) of the Mineral Tenure Act also apply in situations where a party has acquired a mineral tenure and is exercising a right of entry under s. 14 of the Mineral Tenure Act.

To read the full release click here 

Flexibility provisions in wildlife designations for mineral exploration

The following article was written by staff of the Ministry of Forest Lands and Natural Resource Operations with the goal of ensuring that our members are aware of the rules and policies that govern how they plan and conduct mineral exploration in BC. This first article provides information on the flexibility provisions around wildlife designations. This will be the first in a series of articles that will be carried by the e-news.

To read the full article click here

Robert Longe is the author of the newly released novel titled The Nisselinka Claims

The book follows three generations of a family, starting as settlers in the Bulkley Valley of central BC. The first and second generations struggle to maintain their ownership of a mineral claim, and it is left to the third generation to fend off the predatory approaches of a hard driving promoter on the Vancouver Stock Exchange. The novel chronicles a fictional account of events that are representative of BC’s early mineral exploration history. Click the link below to read more or purchase the book (also sold at Chapters and most major book stores). 

To purchase the book and read more click here

Courses & Education

Intro to Prospecting and Geology Course

Interested in prospecting for fun and profit? This six day course provides the basic information required to become a successful prospector but may also be of interest to amateur rock hounds, students and field assistants

Dates:   Smithers: May 26-30, 2015 
Register:    For course details, or to register, please click here

Upcoming Events & Conferences

AME BC helps to facilitate and promote external events that benefit our members. Use this calendar to see what events are on the horizon and get detailed information.

AME BC Events Calendar