Canadian mine

As the mining industry continues to recover, how are today’s decisions helping build the Canadian mine of the future?

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What is Canadian mine?

Canadian mine offers a view of the entire mining industry from the junior mining sector to the top producers on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Throughout our four-part series, we'll share perspectives from leading mining executives as well as data analysis on the industry's performance, all looking to answer the question: How are today's decisions helping shape the mine of the future?

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50th annual BC mining report

Over the last 50 years, the mining industry has been through many commodity cycles. It’s starting to bounce back from the most recent downturn that began after metal prices dropped from record or near-record highs in 2011.

Our 50th annual British Columbia mining report explores some of the opportunities and challenges for the mining sector in BC—a key contributor to the province's economy and Canada’s GDP.

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Building value above ground

The ongoing recovery cycle is compelling Canada’s leading mining companies to adopt unique strategies, ones that stand out from approaches used in the past.

In Building value above ground, we explore regional trends that show how innovative players in the sector are responding to forces of change by developing strong—and in some cases untraditional—relationships in the communities where they operate, including with educational institutions, governments, community members and local businesses.

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Preparing for growth

Canada’s major mining companies have entered a period of relative stability after weathering a period of boom, bust and recovery. The sector has been paying down debt, improving balance sheets and judiciously investing in capital projects. Increasing efficiency and maintaining flexibility are now key goals to capitalize on the next stages of the cycle.

Preparing for growth explores the realities and priorities of public mining companies headquartered in Canada. It offers a summary of financial analysis of the top 25 listings by market capitalization on the TSX.

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The power of partnership

Canadian mining companies are increasingly embracing the power of partnerships as those in the industry understand that working together with industry outsiders offers a new lens through which to see opportunities, bringing more diversity of thought to issues.

In The power of partnership, we look at some of the impacts and benefits of proven financial partnerships, as well as the potential of new alliances in the area of digital transformation.

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Canadian mining companies are increasingly embracing the power of partnerships as those in the industry understand that working together with industry outsiders offers a new lens through which to see opportunities, bringing more diversity of thought to issues. In The power of partnership, we look at some of the impacts and benefits of proven partnerships in the areas of finance and community relations, as well as the potential of new alliances in the area of digital transformation.

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Junior mine 2017: Confidence rekindled

Valuations within the junior mining sector rose for a second straight year in 2017, crystallizing a delicate recovery, as management teams opened battened hatches and considered a brighter future.

As a group, the top 100 mining companies on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSX-V) are in better shape than they have been in the last several years and showed more willingness to keep ahead of change. The rising number of exploration projects, financings and mergers and acquisitions indicates a renewed confidence in the sector.

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Canadian mining companies are increasingly embracing the power of partnerships as those in the industry understand that working together with industry outsiders offers a new lens through which to see opportunities, bringing more diversity of thought to issues. In The power of partnership, we look at some of the impacts and benefits of proven partnerships in the areas of finance and community relations, as well as the potential of new alliances in the area of digital transformation.

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Experts in the spotlight

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Goldcorp and IBM partner to drive efficiency in exploration

Some mining companies are turning to technology partnerships to keep pace with shifting developments and expectations globally. Goldcorp Inc.'s implementation of “Watson,” a cognitive supercomputer system developed by IBM Corp., is one of these innovative alliances.

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Disrupting the cycle

Osisko Gold Royalties' hybrid business model combines a traditional royalty and streaming business with an investment portfolio of publicly held resource companies. It's this inventive strategy that's helped it become the fourth-largest precious metal royalty company in the world today.

 
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Golden relationships down East

Anaconda Mining Inc. is at the forefront of an industry trend in which more companies are investing in regional partnerships with the communities where they operate. Its reputation as a community-first company in Atlantic Canada plays a crucial role in the company’s strategy to grow by acquiring assets across the region.


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