A Message to AME Members

Dear AME Members,

As summer gets underway, we want to take this opportunity to acknowledge how difficult this time has been for many of you, both personally and professionally.

Th… Read More

AME

June 9, 2020

BC Template for building COVID-19 Protocol

The government has provided a template to help companies guide and develop the required COVID-19 protocols for those who are operating camps this summer.

This document is intend… Read More

Government

June 5, 2020

Extension of Notice of Work Permits

We are pleased to announce that the Government of British Columbia is moving forward on one of AME’s key recommendations related to the COVID-19 outbreak – that is the extension of … Read More

AME

June 4, 2020

COVID-19 Workplace Safety Plan Requirement and Guidance

UPDATE, MAY 25, 2020 | Notice to Mining and Mineral Exploration Employers during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read more.

The May 14, 2020 Order of the Provincial Health Officer require… Read More

Government

May 26, 2020

A Video Update from Kendra Johnston

Kendra Johnston, AME President & CEO checks in with members and discusses the guidance for small camps and the workshops and sessions coming up. … Read More

AME

May 21, 2020

Small Industrial Camps Guidance

Protecting Workers, Contractors, and Employers Working in the Natural Resource Sector During the COVID-19 Pandemic. This guidance applies to employers, camp operators, work… Read More

Government

May 15, 2020

A Video Update from Kendra Johnston

AME provides members with the latest AME and industry update on May 7, 2020 focussing on BC Mining Month and Mental Health Week.

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AME

May 7, 2020

Mental Health Resources

As we continue to face the challenges of COVID-19, it’s as important as ever we take care of our mental health. Whether at home or working, we urge you to keep in touch with loved ones a… Read More

Government

May 2, 2020

Indigenous Consulting During the COVID-19 Emergency

Useful Links and information on the BC Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Indigenous consultation bulletin outlining interim guidelines for those re… Read More

Industry

April 24, 2020

Guidance provided to industrial camps during COVID-19

An update from BC Government provides additional guidelines to protect people working in the silviculture sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. View here.

A repo… Read More

Government

April 24, 2020

Government Update: Companies, societies, co-operatives now able to meet electronically

Repost from BC Government

To support B.C. companies, societies and co-operatives through the COVID-19 pandemic, electronic meetings will be allowed during the Provin… Read More

Government

April 23, 2020

A Video Update from Kendra Johnston

Kendra Johnston, AME President & CEO provides another check in with members with a focus on National Volunteer Week. Please see the full email update.

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AME

April 23, 2020

Ministry of Energy Mines and Petroleum Resources – COVID 19 updates for Explorers

Update from the Ministry

The Ministry of Energy Mines and Petroleum Resources is engaging with Indigenous Nations to explore the potential extension of NOW expiry dates for auth… Read More

Government

April 22, 2020

Post-Secondary Student and Youth – Government Support

NEW: Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB) would provide eligible students and new graduates who do not qualify for CERB $1250/month or $1750/month to those with dependants … Read More

Government

April 22, 2020

Weekly Video Update from Kendra Johnston

Every week, AME’s President and CEO, Kendra Johnston provides our members with a video update from her back yard. See the video below. You can also view the full email.… Read More

AME

April 16, 2020

Emergency Financial Support for Students

On April 2, the BC government announced that students attending British Columbia’s 25 public post-secondary institutions, who are experiencing emergency financial pressure… Read More

Government

April 15, 2020

COVID-19 – B.C. Provincial Government Support Programs

Summary of Provincial Benefits and Video Interview: Rob Stevens, Vice President of Regulatory and Technical Policy at AME interviewed Preston Parsons, Lawyer at Overholt Law o… Read More

Government

April 14, 2020

COVID-19: Federal Government Support Programs

Government of Canada

The Government of Canada’s COVID-19 website features Canada’s Economic Response Plan, including a Support to Businesses section outlining measures such … Read More

Government

April 14, 2020

Weekly Video Update from Kendra Johnston

AME President and CEO, Kendra Johnston gives us her weekly news update from her back yard for our members. View the video below. View the full email.

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AME

April 9, 2020

Member Feedback Request: Temporary Expansion of Flow-through funds

AME is advocating for a number of measures that the government can take to support the mineral exploration sector as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. One of these is to temporaril… Read More

AME

April 7, 2020

5 Tips for Engaging First Nations during the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Sam Adkins, Partner at Blake, Cassels and Graydon LLP and Robin Sidsworth, Corporate Counsel at Teck Resources.

The Provincial government in British Columbia has deemed mine… Read More

Industry

April 7, 2020

Province by Province Overview – An analysis from PearTree

An interesting read and analysis. The mineral industry is facing varying governmental orders from Canadian provinces and territories, with regards to their operations and act… Read More

Industry

April 7, 2020

A Video Update from Kendra Johnston

Kendra Johnston, AME President & CEO provides an update of what we at AME are doing to help support the minex community during this time. Keep updated through this … Read More

AME

April 2, 2020

AME Recommendations to Governments to Support Mineral Exploration as a Result of COVID-19 Outbreak

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in exploration projects being postponed due to a combination of health concerns and lack of financing. AME is working with officials from both … Read More

AME

April 1, 2020

Call to Action – Essential Supplies Needed

Dear AME Members,

Governments and communities across the province need your help to combat COVID-19. Essential supplies and personnel are needed to create and operate te… Read More

AME

March 31, 2020

Time Extension Order on Claims, Licences and Leases

Repost from the BC Government website.

As the Ministry continues to respond and adapt to the directions and orders issued in response to COVID-19, the Chief Gold Commissi… Read More

Government

March 30, 2020

BCSC offers temporary reporting exemption to B.C. businesses

The British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) is granting businesses operating in B.C. a time extension on reporting audited financial statements, exemptions and quarte… Read More

Government

March 30, 2020

Order of the Chief Gold Commissioner – Mineral Tenure Act

From the Chief Gold Commissioner regarding the Mineral Tenure Act. Under section 6.36 of the Mineral Tenure Act, this extends registering work requirements or registering revi… Read More

Government

March 27, 2020

Occupational Health and Safety Regulations – COVID-19

WorkSafeBC had created a list of COVID-19 related resources on its website. Employers have a duty to maintain a safe and healthy workplace pursuant to occupational health and saf… Read More

Government

March 27, 2020

Mineral Exploration and Development listed as an essential service provider for BC

March 27, 2020

Mineral exploration and development is listed as a non-health essential service provider in the context of the Province’s response to #COVID19. In consultation … Read More

Government

March 27, 2020

A Video Message from Kendra Johnston | COVID-19

As we find ourselves dealing with unprecedented circumstances in our efforts to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, many of you are implementing management plans across your … Read More

AME

March 26, 2020

Guidance to mining and smelting operations during COVID‐19

As the challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic continue to shift, the B.C. government and B.C.’s Provincial Health Officer (PHO), Dr. Bonnie Henry, are taking unpreceden… Read More

Government

March 24, 2020

COVID-19 Cabinet

AME alongside BC businesses have come together in a coordinated voice through the formation of a COVID-19 Cabinet to address the significant impacts on our economy during these u… Read More

Industry

March 23, 2020

Short term extensions of Occupational First Aid Certificates

Repost from WorkSafe BC.

Due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, WorkSafeBC is granting extensions on any occupational first aid, or equivalent certificates, that are due … Read More

Industry

March 20, 2020

Closure of FrontCounter BC In-Person Services

In order to limit the ongoing spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health and well-being of employees, customers and the public. Effective MARCH 20, 2020 the 30 FrontCount… Read More

Government

March 20, 2020

A Message from AME President & CEO | Kendra Johnston

Dear Members,

As the situation related to COVID-19 continues to rapidly change, AME will be taking the following precautions to reduce the risk of transmission to our staff, volu… Read More

AME

March 16, 2020