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Seven dead in Guinea goldmine collapse

Five women and two girls have been killed in a landslide at a goldmine in northeastern Guinea, police said on Wednesday. The collapse happened on Tuesday in Kintinian, a settlement by Siguiri, a city on the Niger river near the border with Mali. "The collapse of the mine, which also wounded at least eight people, including two seriously, occurred... at dawn in a goldmine frequented by illegal miners who don't think twice about going into deep shafts that only they know and which can be up to 100 metres (330 feet) long," a policeman said on condition of anonymity.

Alberta spending $31M this year to protect communities from wildfires

EDMONTON - Alberta plans to spend $31 million this year to prevent the type of wildfires that ravaged much of the town of Slave Lake in May 2011. The government says there will be cash to improve emergency response planning, hire more firefighters and for public education. The money is on top of funding announced last year that is going to 19 communities to develop FireSmart plans that include clearing trees and brush from around populated areas.

Capstone Mining says study extends Pinto Valley's mine life by eight years

VANCOUVER - Capstone Mining Corp. (TSX:CS) says a new pre-feasibility study on its wholly-owned Pinto Valley copper mine in Arizona has extended the mine's life by eight years to 2026. The company, which bought Pinto Valley last year, says average annual production for the first five years is targeted at 128.4 million pounds of copper in concentrate and 6.6 million pounds of copper cathode. Annual production for the life of the mine is 119.5 million pounds of copper in concentrate plus 6.3 million pounds of cathode copper.

Anglo American resumes operations at Los Bronces mine in Chile after violent protests

SANTIAGO, Chile - British mining company Anglo American Plc is resuming operations at its Los Bronces copper mine in Chile after violent protests by contractors. The company said Tuesday it is restarting the mine a day after halting operations to guarantee the safety of its employees. Anglo American also had evacuated the mine's workers after contractors took over roads leading to Los Bronces by setting mining truck tires afire and vandalizing the mine. The mine is expected to operate normally by the end of the day.

Saskatchewan employer fined $49K for drowning of worker in canals

REGINA - A Saskatchewan irrigation district has been fined $49,000 in the death of a worker. The South Saskatchewan River Irrigation District No. 1, Inc. pleaded guilty to one charge under occupational health and safety legislation in Outlook provincial court on March 13. A worker drowned when he was shutting down a water pump and draining canals near Outlook on Aug. 27, 2012. The organization pleaded guilty to failure to ensure, insofar as was reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of their worker and did thereby cause his death.

Nova Scotians will no longer need permits to burn domestic brush under changes

SHUBENACADIE, N.S. - People in Nova Scotia will no longer need a permit to burn domestic brush and the province's restricted brush burning season will begin two weeks earlier under changes being implemented this year. Instead of issuing permits, the provincial government will begin posting an online burning restrictions map to inform people when it is safe to burn a pile of brush.

Nova Scotians will no longer need permits to burn domestic brush under changes

SHUBENACADIE, N.S. - People in Nova Scotia will no longer need a permit to burn domestic brush and the province's restricted brush burning season will begin two weeks earlier under changes being implemented this year. Instead of issuing permits, the provincial government will begin posting an online burning restrictions map to inform people when it is safe to burn a pile of brush.

I.Coast aims to tap massive mining potential with new rules

Already the world's biggest producer of cocoa, Ivory Coast politicians hope to tap the country's "immense" mining potential after approving new rules aimed at cleaning up the industry's murky reputation. Lawmakers hope the new mining code, approved on Tuesday, will help modernise the industry and attract investors. Among the measures outlined in the bill are tax and customs breaks for explorers, along with greater transparency in the way permits are allocated.

First cartels, now vigilantes target Mexico mines

Dozens of trucks carry iron ore out of a mine in western Mexico, spinning dust into the air as they barrel past a guard booth peppered with scores of bullet holes. The pockmarks are the scars of darker days, when the mine in the town of Aguililla, Michoacan state, was under the yoke of the Knights Templar drug cartel, which extorted the business. The gang was chased out of town, but the mine still has to pay outsiders.

First cartels, now vigilantes target Mexico mines

Dozens of trucks carry iron ore out of a mine in western Mexico, spinning dust into the air as they barrel past a guard booth peppered with scores of bullet holes. The pockmarks are the scars of darker days, when the mine in the town of Aguililla, Michoacan state, was under the yoke of the Knights Templar drug cartel, which extorted the business. The gang was chased out of town, but the mine still has to pay outsiders.
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