PGA and EGBC Update

April 21, 2021

Professional Governance ACT and Engineers and Geoscientists BC The new Professional Governance Act (PGA) legislates Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC) to r… Read More

Permitting | Reclamation Bond Calculator Guidance Update

March 16, 2021

Please see the following direction from the Chief Permitting Officer: There has been a recent update made to the Regional Mine Reclamation Bond Calculator Guidanc… Read More

Permitting | Notice of Work Intake Continuous Improvement Project

March 15, 2021

Timelines for review and approval of the Notice of Work (NoW) applications are a concern for both industry and government. As part of a larger review of the NoW application process… Read More

Caribou Herd Planning

January 7, 2021

Meeting on Tuesday, January 12 The Government of British Columbia is resuming caribou herd planning this January and would like to engage mineral tenure holders in order to build… Read More

Finance Canada Publishes Legislative Proposal to Extend Flow-Through Timelines

January 6, 2021

On December 23, 2020, the mineral exploration industry received clarity from CRA on December 23 that taxpayers may file their tax returns based on proposed legislation extendin… Read More

BC Election 2020 | Questions for Candidates

October 2, 2020

As British Columbians prepare to go to the polls on Saturday, October 24, AME is providing the following questions for our members to pose to their local candidates in an effort to h… Read More

BC Mine Audits and Effectiveness Unit is seeking your feedback

April 22, 2020

The Mine Audits and Effectiveness Unit (the Audit Unit) is an independent team in the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources (the Ministry). The Audit Unit conducts au… Read More

President and CEO’s Message Spring 2020

March 1, 2020

To all of you who attended and made our 37th annual AME Roundup conference a great success, thank you. The hard work and dedication of our volunteers is humbling to witness, we truly… Read More

President and CEO’s Message Winter 2019

January 30, 2020

AME Roundup 2020 is around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited! This will be my first Roundup as president and CEO, a much different role for me, when compared to my time as Round… Read More

The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act

December 11, 2019

UN Declaration Becomes Law in BC The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (Bill 41) became law in BC on November 28, 2019. The legislation received unanimous suppor… Read More

Environmental Assessment (EA) Reviewable Projects Regulation

October 8, 2019

Overview The BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) released an intentions paper for a Proposed Reviewable Projects Regulation (RPR) that will support the new Environmenta… Read More

Proposed Changes to Tax Treatment of Employee Stock Options

October 8, 2019

Overview As part of the federal budget process, the federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled a Notice of Ways and Means Motion in the House of Commons on stock options on June 17… Read More

An AME Study: The Impacts of Mineral Exploration to British Columbia

September 24, 2019

AME commissioned a study of the economic impacts of mineral exploration to British Columbia, including communities and Indigenous groups across the province. The results show… Read More

President and CEO’s Message Fall 2019

September 17, 2019

President & CEO’s Message Kendra Johnston, President & CEO, AME It is an honour to address the AME membership through this, my first message as President and CEO. M… Read More

Potential Changes to the Mineral Tenure Act

September 13, 2019

Overview The BC government has been undertaking early engagement with a number of groups including AME around possible changes to the Mineral Tenure Act. This engagement is to un… Read More

Fall 2019 Update: The South Okanagan-Similkameen Proposed National Park Reserve

September 11, 2019

Parks Canada, the BC Government and Okanagan Nation signed a high-level memorandum of understanding regarding collaborating on the South Okanagan-Similkameen proposed nati… Read More

Environmental Assessment Reviewable Projects Regulation – Intentions Paper

September 9, 2019

Opportunity for Members to Comment by October 7, 2019 The BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) has released an intentions paper for a Reviewable Projects Regulation (RPR) t… Read More

AME Attends 76th Annual Energy and Mines Ministers Conference

July 17, 2019

AME President and CEO Kendra Johnston and Vice President, Regulatory and Technical Policy, Rob Stevens attended the 76th annual Energy and Mines Ministers Conference to liaise… Read More

AME Comments on Forest and Range Practices Act Engagement

July 13, 2019

(Updated October 9, 2019) Overview This spring, the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development invited Indigenous Nations, communities… Read More

President and CEO’s Message Summer 2019

July 8, 2019

President & CEO’s Message Edie Thome, President & CEO, AME It has been two years since I penned my first message to you via this magazine. It’s with mixed emot… Read More

S11 Conservation and Partnership Agreements for the Southern Mountain Caribou

March 21, 2019

British Columbia is home to a population of Woodland Caribou, referred to as the Southern Mountain Caribou. Local populations extend from northern BC through east-central BC an… Read More

The Mining Jobs Task Force: Implementation Begins with Budget 2019

March 14, 2019

BC Budget 2019 was announced on February 19, 2019 and included provisions that AME has been advocating for and believes will significantly and directly benefit mineral explorer… Read More

President and CEO’s Message Spring 2019

March 1, 2019

President & CEO’s Message Edie Thome, President & CEO, AME Thanks to those of you who attended and helped make our 36th annual AME Roundup 2019 conference a g… Read More

President and CEO’s Message Winter 2018

November 1, 2018

President & CEO’s Message Edie Thome, President & CEO, AME With “your association, your voice” in mind, we began collecting input to update AME’s guiding d… Read More