Natives seek a voice as miners eye North

  Queen's Park Column Natives seek a voice as miners eye North   MURRAY CAMPBELL All material copyright Bell Globemedia Publishing Inc. or its licensors. All rights reserved.   BIG TROUT LAKE, ONT. — The four native men who walked to Toronto across Ontario's vast northern expanse didn't get the publicity that the protesters at […]

Province ‘missing in action’ in mining dispute, lawyer says

Province ‘missing in action' in mining dispute, lawyer says   KATE HARRIES     SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL All material copyright Bell Globemedia Publishing Inc. or its licensors. All rights reserved.   THUNDER BAY — The Ontario government came under fire in court on Friday for standing by while a dispute has escalated […]

Company must get access to drilling site, court told

  Company must get access to drilling site, court told   KATE HARRIES SPECIAL TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL All material copyright Bell Globemedia Publishing Inc. or its licensors. All rights reserved.   SEE CORRECTION AT END OF TEXT   THUNDER BAY — A junior mining exploration company says it will go under unless it […]

Ontario faces fresh native-rights storm

  Ontario faces fresh native-rights storm; Mining company and protesters set to square off over property claim   JAMES RUSK With a report from Kate Harries The Globe and Mail All material copyright Bell Globemedia Publishing Inc. or its licensors. All rights reserved.   Just when the Ontario government appears to be bringing the standoff […]

First Nation calls for province to halt mining in far northern Ontario

The Canadian Press (c) 2006 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved.     TORONTO (CP) _ A group of First Nations people, who walked 2,000 kilometres from far northern Ontario to the provincial legislature, are demanding the province stop the mining in their region.   Community members from the Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug band delivered their message […]

Mining scars run deep

Mining scars run deep; A tiny mining company and an impoverished First Nations battle over exploration in Ontario's north The outcome in court could have far-reaching effects on development plans, writes Peter Gorrie Court to draw line between aboriginal and development rights     Peter Gorrie writes Peter Gorrie   Copyright (c) 2006 The Toronto […]

Aboriginal band council brings counterclaim against junior miner Platinex

The Canadian Press CPR English (c) 2006 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved.   TORONTO (CP) _ The Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug band and its council have filed a counterclaim against junior miner Platinex Inc. (TSXV:PTX) seeking an injunction to stop the company's exploration program on the Big Trout Lake property in Northern Ontario.   The motion […]