Leaders in Mineral Exploration and Mine Development to be Recognized at AME Roundup Awards Gala

Vancouver, B.C. – December 6, 2018 – The Association for Mineral Exploration (“AME”) is proud to announce its 2018 Celebration of Excellence Award winners. Leaders will be recognized for their significant efforts and contribution to the industry at the renowned AME Awards Gala on January 30 during the AME Roundup 2019 conference. Tickets are available through registration at

Commenting on the Award Winners success, ‘Lyn Anglin, Chair of the AME Board of Directors, said;

“Congratulations to the industry leaders who are receiving AME’s 2018 awards. I am honoured to commend each winner for their momentous contributions to our industry, paving the way for its future beneficiaries. The theme of AME’s 2019 Roundup conference is ‘Elements for Discovery’ and these individuals and teams, through their remarkable efforts in elements of exploration, development and outreach, have generated discoveries and advancements which will bring benefits to the many diverse communities throughout British Columbia and Canada. The Awards Gala at Roundup is a chance for us all to recognize and rejoice in their accomplishments.”

This year’s Award Winners are:

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NEWS RELEASE: Saskatchewan 2nd most attractive jurisdiction worldwide for mining investment; Quebec and Ontario also in global top 10 (February 22, 2018)

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CALGARY—Saskatchewan is the world’s second most attractive jurisdiction for mining investment after Finland, according to the latest Annual Survey of Mining Companies released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“Rich mineral reserves, competitive taxes, efficient permitting procedures and certainty around environmental regulations will still attract significant investment—even with slumping commodity prices,” said Kenneth Green, senior director of the Fraser Institute’s energy and natural resource studies.

This year’s survey of mining executives rates 91 jurisdictions around the world based on their geologic attractiveness for minerals and metals and the extent to which government policies encourage or deter exploration and investment.

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Mining Watch News Release: Class Action Against Agnico Eagle and Yamana Gold: Malartic Fight Continues

Toronto/Ottawa/Montreal—27 October 2017. Over 200 community members, families, and property and business owners are still fighting Agnico Eagle and Yamana Gold over the impacts from the Canadian Malartic gold mine – the biggest open pit mine located on the edge of a community in Canada. The case will be before the Quebec Superior Court today, in Val d’Or.

“We are quite concerned about Agnico Eagle and Yamana Gold’s response to this suit. They appear to be willing to spend more money on isolating and wearing out affected community members rather than swiftly and responsibly resolving the conflict through a mediation or arbitration process,” states Ugo Lapointe, Canada Program Coordinator for MiningWatch Canada.

“The current approach taken by both Agnico Eagle and Yamana Gold is not meeting the best practices and standards.”

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[Mine Tailings Storage Safety] NEWS RELEASE: UN Body Urges Mining Companies To Put Safety First

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New UNEP report “Mine Tailings Storage: Safety Is No Accident” finds mining waste dams threaten people and the environment

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London-Washington-Ottawa, 23 October 2017. An international coalition of non-governmental organizations welcomes the new Assessment Report Summary released last week in Geneva by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which urges States and the industry to end deadly and damaging mining waste spills by enforcing a “zero-failure objective.”

The joint UNEP-GRID Arendal assessment, “Mine Tailings Storage: Safety Is No Accident,” highlights over 40 mining waste failures over the last decade, including eight ‘significant’ spills since 2014 alone. These failures have killed some 341 people since 2008, damaged hundreds of kilometers of waterways, affected drinking water sources, and jeopardized the livelihoods of many communities.

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NEWS RELEASE: Osisko Sponsors Search for Avro Arrow Artifacts


Canada 150 Project to Find and Recover Lost Arrow Free Flight Models

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TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – July 14, 2017) – Osisko Mining Inc. (TSX:OSK) (“Osisko” or the “Corporation”) is proud to announce that it is a participating sponsor in the search for and recovery of nine Avro Arrow free flight models launched over Lake Ontario in series of tests during 1954 – 1957.

The models are one-eighth scale replicas of the famed flying jet, and were part of the final flight design test work done prior to the production of the CF-105 Arrow. The goal of the search is to discover the resting place of the nine models, recover and ultimately house them at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa and the National Air Force Museum of Canada in Trenton, Ontario.

The search and recovery program is a Canada 150 collaborative effort spearheaded by OEX Recovery Group Incorporated, sponsored by Osisko group companies Osisko Mining Inc. and Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd., in collaboration with their financial partners at National Bank, the Bank of Montreal, Canaccord Genuity, Maxit Capital, Eight Capital and Northfield Capital; the Canada Aviation and Space Museum (CASM), Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), the Canadian Conservation Institute, and Bennett Jones LLP. Support for this project is also being provided by Scarlett Janusas Archaeology, Canadian Coast Guard, the Royal Canadian Military Institute and Canada Company.

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Todd White: Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Goldcorp Inc. on Designing Mines of the Future (Idea – June 2017)

Todd White is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Goldcorp Inc. He has a multinational background in large-scale development projects, management systems and operational efficiency over two decades. He’s a strong voice for continuing innovation in the mining industry.

He was formerly Senior Vice President, South America at Newmont Mining Corporation, responsible for leading business excellence, operations and environmental stewardship.

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New index shows promise in some developing countries, but raises alarms over sovereign wealth funds and citizens’ freedom to hold governments to account

LONDON, 28 June 2017—The majority of governments inadequately govern their oil, gas and mining sectors, according to the 2017 Resource Governance Index. Sixty-six countries were found to be weak, poor or failing in their governance of extractive industries. Less than 20 percent of the 81 countries assessed achieved good or satisfactory overall ratings.

The cross-country study of extractives governance, released today by the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), is the most comprehensive of its kind to date. It is based on new research into how countries’ governance affects their potential to realize value and manage revenues from their resources. It also incorporates existing assessments of countries’ “enabling environments”—a measure of how well citizens can access and use information, freely work together to voice their concerns and hold their governments to account, and of the quality of institutions in the areas of administration, rule of law and corruption control.

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Smaller mining companies seek IPOs but deals remain modest – by Zandi Shabalala(Reuters U.S. – March 16, 2017)

LONDON – Stock market flotations of smaller mining and metals companies are set to pick up this year, although a return to the flood of deals five or six years ago remains unlikely while investors rebuild their bruised confidence in the sector.

A continued rally in metals prices is galvanizing some firms into raising capital on exchanges across the world to fund exploration and plow cash into existing projects, with others also preparing initial public offerings.

But with investors’ memories fresh of a bloodbath in mining stocks in 2015, the firms’ ambitions are modest: they are joining small-capital indexes or listing on junior markets in deals typically worth $10 million or less – far from Glencore’s $10 billion flotation in 2011 when commodities were booming.

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In Flanders Fields – by John McCrae

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In …

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