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BC to Implement All Independent Panel Recommendations Following Mount Polley

Copper – The BC government said in January that it would "act immediately" on the results of an investigation into the tailings dam breach at the Mount Polley mine. On Wednesday, Bill Bennet, BC's minister of energy and mines, confirmed that the government will implement all recommendations from the panel.

BC Government Announces New Funding Plans for Mining

The government of British Columbia announced plans to improve the co-ordination of major mine permits and improve turnaround time for notice of work permits. Premier Christy Clark also committed to extending the province's new mine allowance to 2020, which allows new mines and major expansions to deduct 133 percent of capital costs.