News Releases

May 08, 2020

Vancouver, BC – The Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) is pleased to announced Jerry Asp, Chair of the Board and Co-Founder & CEO of Global Indigenous Development Trust, as the 2019 Mining Person of the Year.

The Mining Person of the Year award publicly recognizes an individual who has shown outstanding leadership advancing and promoting the mining industry within British Columbia. The award marks the beginning of Mining Month in BC, which celebrates the province’s mining industry and its positive contribution to British Columbians each May. This year Mining Month will take place online to enable the industry, our employees, contractors, communities and stakeholders to connect and support each other through COVID-19 and the provincial state of emergency.

April 01, 2020

For Immediate Release
April 01, 2020

March 18, 2020

BC’s mining sector places a high priority on the health and safety of its workers, and we take our responsibility to protect our communities seriously.  The Mining Association of BC is in constant contact with our members to keep informed about the status of their operations and any developments

February 21, 2020

VANCOUVER, BC – Michael Goehring, President & CEO of the Mining Association of British Columbia, made the following statement today respecting the signing of agreements between Canada, British Columbia and the West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations to advance the recovery of

February 18, 2020

VICTORIA, BC – The Mining Association of BC is deeply disappointed that Budget 2020 does not address the impact of BC’s carbon tax on the mining industry’s lagging competitiveness or create an environment for future growth and job creation.

November 19, 2019

For Immediate Release

October 24, 2019

VANCOUVER -- “BC’s mining sector has a been a leader in economic reconciliation with BC’s Indigenous peoples through numerous agreements and partnerships that reflect UNDRIP principles.

September 24, 2019

MINING INJECTS BILLIONS INTO LOCAL BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITIES ACROSS BRITISH COLUMBIA

June 20, 2019

Statement on Southern Mountain Caribou from Mining Association of BC President and CEO, Michael Goehring

May 22, 2019

VANCOUVER, BC — The Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) is pleased to announce Richard Tremblay, Vice President and General Manager at Taseko’s Gibraltar Mine, as the 2018 Mining Person of the Year.

April 11, 2019

VANCOUVER - The Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Goehring as President and CEO.  Mr. Goehring will assume the role effective May 1, 2019.

February 04, 2019

January 31, 2019                                           

The Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) announces that Bryan Cox, President and CEO, will be leaving MABC in mid-February 2019 to pursue another role in the natural resource sector in British Columbia.

October 02, 2018

VANCOUVER, B.C- The Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) welcomes the LNG Canada joint venture participants’ final investment decision to build an LNG export facility in Kitimat, in the traditional territory of the Haisla Nation.  This significant project represents the largest private s

September 12, 2018

WHISTLER, B.C. – Today at the annual Union of B.C. Municipalities Convention (UBCM), the Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) released information confirming that communities throughout British Columbia benefit from a strong and vibrant mining sector.

June 28, 2018

VANCOUVER – The Mining Association of B.C. (MABC) has significant concerns with the recently released Professional Reliance Review Report.

June 18, 2018

VANCOUVER – The Mining Association of B.C. (MABC) acknowledges the release of the B.C. Government’s discussion paper on the revitalization of the B.C. Environmental Assessment (EA) Act. 

May 02, 2018

VANCOUVER – The Mining Association of B.C. (MABC) is pleased to announce Dr. Robert Quartermain, Executive Chairman of Pretivm Resources, as the recipient of the 2017 Mining Person of the Year Award.

May 01, 2018

VANCOUVER –The Mining Association of B.C. is pleased to celebrate the start of B.C.’s first ever Mining Month, which begins today.

February 26, 2018

VICTORIA, BC – Representatives from British Columbia’s major mining companies, advanced projects, and mining supply sector arrived in Victoria today to participate in Mining Day at the Legislature.

February 20, 2018

VICTORIA, BC – MABC acknowledges the government’s commitment in Budget 2018 to begin to address the competitiveness challenge of BC’s mining sector created by the carbon tax through the creation of a new incentive and investment program.  This program will be funded by the carbon tax increases in

September 11, 2017

The Mining Association of BC (MABC) commends government’s commitment to reduce the PST on electricity by 50% in Fall 2017 and fully eliminate by April 2019, as confirmed in today’s 2017/18 Budget Update.

July 18, 2017

The Association for Mineral Exploration (AME), the Mining Association of BC (MABC) and the Mining Suppliers Association of BC (MSABC) welcome Premier John Horgan; Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Michelle Mungall; and Cabinet, sworn in today.

June 12, 2017

The Mining Association of British Columbia (“MABC” or the “Association”) is pleased to announce that Lindsay Kislock has joined as Vice President, Corporate Affairs, effective June 12, 2017.

May 15, 2017

The Mining Association of B.C. is pleased to announce that Terry Mulligan has been selected posthumously as the 2016 Mining Person of the Year.