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CVRD asks provincial government to rescind coal licences and permit no exploration work in Woodhus Creek/Oyster river area

Edwin Grieve, Chair, Comox Valley Regional District, June 26 2014

In a letter to Ed Taje, Senior Inspector of Mines, Permitting and Health and Safety, with the Ministry of Energy and Mines,the CVRD through Mr. Grieve requested that "no coal license be issued (rescinded) and that no notice of work for exploratory drilling be issued."

Coal drilling proposal makes residents nervous

Paul Rudan, Campbell River Mirror, June 14 2014

Hillsborough Resources wants to look for more coal and that’s causing concern for some residents living along the Oyster River watershed.

Concerns grow over test drilling for coal at Oyster River

Philip Round, Comox Valley Echo, June 13 2014

Exploratory drilling to assess the prospects for a coal mine in the Oyster River/Woodhus Creek watershed is expected to start shortly.

Hillsborough Resources applies for drilling permits on the Oyster River

CoalWatch News, June 10, 2014

In January of 2014, the Ministry of Energy and Mines awarded coal tenure to Hillsborough Resources for 2287 hectares in two claims on Woodhus Creek and the Oyster River. This was despite a request from the Comox Valley Regional District that the tenures not be approved. The claims are immediately to the southeast of Hillsborough's Quinsam Mine.

BC Conference of the United Church asks Port Metro Vancouver to reject US coal exports

News Release, BC Conference of the United Church of Canada, June 2 2014

British Columbia Conference of the United Church of Canada asks Port Metro Vancouver to reject US coal exports

--- province wide motion calls on Port Authority to reject application from Fraser Surrey Docks to export US thermal coal

Compliance Energy completes $380,000 financing

News Release, Compliance Energy Corp. May 30 1014

Vancouver, B.C., May 30, 2014 - Compliance Energy Corporation (the “Company” or “Compliance”) is pleased to announce that it has completed the non-brokered private placement (the “Private Placement”) of common shares announced on May 5, 2014. The Company has issued 15.2 million common shares (the “Shares”) at a purchase price of $0.025 per share for gross proceeds of $380,000. The Company has paid a $38,000 cash finder’s fee in connection with the Private Placement.

Compliance Energy continues record losses

CoalWatch News, May 30, 2014

Compliance Energy Corp. posted its financial statements today for the first quarter of 2014, reporting continuing record losses and an even worse financial situation for the company than it reported in April for its fiscal year end of December 31, 2013.

What now, Compliance?

John Snyder, Tide Change Comox Valley, May 18 2014

Now that the issuance of the coal license in the Anderson Lake area to Compliance Coal has come to light, including the fact that part of the tenure is in the sensitive Tsolum River watershed, the comments from Compliance are most interesting.

Regional District monitors pair of coal company acquisitions

Drew A. Penner, Comox Valley Echo, May 16 2014

Comox Valley Regional District staff are monitoring a couple of recent property deals by coal companies in the area, as protesters maintain a vocal opposition to turning Eastern Vancouver Island into a fuelling station for Asian development.

Alana Mullaly, manager of planning services for the Comox Valley Regional District and Kent Leontowich, rural planner, said while mining operations aren't exactly around the corner, there are a lot of unknowns that make local officials uneasy, during the committee of the whole meeting May 13.

VTACC issues notice of legal challenge of Texada Island coal export permit approval

News Release, Voters Taking Action on Climate Change, May 15 2014

Challenge will argue use of Mines Act to issue coal port permit illegal, process unfair

No plans for Compliance to act on granted licence

Scott Stanfield, Comox Valley Record, May 15 2014

The provincial gov-ernment has granted a licence to Compliance Energy Corp. for a tenure near Anderson Lake, but the company says it has no intention of exploring the 1,448 hectares north of Comox Lake.

CoalWatch stunned as new licence granted to Compliance

Michael Briones, Comox Valley Echo, May 13, 2014

News that Compliance Coal Corporation was granted a license for a coal tenure in the Anderson Lake area on Mount Washington was a bit of a shocker for a local watchdog, which has been opposing any coal mine development in the region.

CoalWatch Comox Valley Society president John Snyder stumbled upon the news by accident while doing some research on the internet.

Compliance Coal issued coal license in the Tsolum River watershed

Media Release, CoalWatch Comox Valley, May 8, 2014

The CoalWatch Comox Valley Society has uncovered information that indicates the BC Government has issued a coal license to Compliance Coal Corporation for a coal tenure in the Anderson Lake area, with part of the tenure in the sensitive Tsolum River watershed.

25 more laid off from Quinsam Coal in Campbell River

Sian Thomson, Campbell River Courier Islander, May 2, 2014

On the heels of a Feb.13 layoff of 36 workers at Quinsam Coal, another 25 workers were laid off today from the underground coal mine.

Compliance Energy posts record losses

CoalWatch News, April 23, 2014

Compliance Energy Corp. posted its 2013 financial statements today, reporting record losses and a dire financial situation for the company.

Its working capital going into 2014 is a deficit of $633,000, made up primarily from a cash position of $207,000 and liabilities of $875,000.

Teck Resources Ltd to cut 600 jobs and defer Quintette coal restart as profit drops 68%

Peter Koven, Financial Post, April 22, 2014

Teck Resources Ltd. announced it will cut its workforce by roughly 600 people as it continues to reduce costs and adapt to a lower metal price environment.

695 B.C. coal miners laid off but HD Mining wants workers from China

Greg Klein, ResourceClips.com, April 17 2014

B.C. minister issues statement on imported labour

Announced April 15, Walter Energy’s (TSX:WLT) decision to suspend its British Columbia operations kills 695 coal mining jobs in a region where HD Mining International wants to import up to 480 Chinese workers for its proposed Murray River coal mine. HD Mining’s rationale, which was supported by both the federal and provincial governments, is that only Mandarin-speaking Chinese understand the company’s system of longwall mining.

Shipping coal to China pollutes air in B.C.

Calvin Sandborn, Kyle McNeill & Rosie Jacobs, Vancouver Sun, April 15, 2014

Ship it today, breathe it tomorrow

700 workers temporarily laid off at two B.C. coal mines

Peter Meiszner, Global News, April 15 2014

VANCOUVER – Walter Energy Inc. says it will temporarily lay off about 700 workers at two coal mines in British Columbia due to difficult market conditions and lower prices.

"Given the current met coal pricing environment, our best course
of action at this time is to idle these operations."

Walter J. Scheller III, CEO, Walter Energy

Compliance Coal: put up or shut up

John Snyder, Parksville - Qualicum Beach News, April 10 2014

Re: ‘Coal Mine Application for operation near Buckley Bay still on hold’ (The NEWS, April 1).

China to shut down 2,000 coal mines this year

Cecilia Jamasmie, Mining.com, April 4, 2014

China will shut down roughly 2,000 small coal mines this year, with a total capacity of 117.48 million tonnes, as part of the Beijing’s ongoing plan to reduce the alarming rates of air pollution and reduce the nation’s dependency on the fossil fuel.

According to the National Energy Administration (NEA), the first small-scale mines to go will be those old and depleting ones, in the east of the country. The government will also consolidate production from operations located in remote parts, including the vast northwestern regions of Inner Mongolia and Xinjiang, Reuters reports.

NIC hosts coal debate

Comox Valley Record, Apr 2, 2014

Students of North Island College Business School are hosting a public debate on the proposed Raven Coal Mine project April 8, with the winner to be decided your votes.

Tuesday, April 8,  8:45 a.m., Room 204 - NIC's Tyee Building.

Coal mine application for operation near Buckley Bay still on hold

John Harding, Parksville Qualicum Beach News, Apr 1, 2014

Another self-imposed deadline has passed for Compliance Energy as it considers re-submitting an application for a coal mining operation less than 50 km from downtown Qualicum Beach.

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