Ring of Fire – Winter Recap

Over the winter I wrote two articles on the ill-fated Ring of Fire for Wawatay. The first article had to do with matching the Cliffs project to Voisey’s Bay; and for skeptics in the mining industry who don’t believe ‘history repeats’. Read the article on Republic of Mining – Ring of Fire: Voisey’s Bay replay. Both the Voisey’s Bay and Ring of Fire projects were discovered by...

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Ontario’s Mining Albatross: Ring of Fire on life-support for years to come

The opening sentence of the latest legal ruling emanating from the James Bay lowlands says it all: “The north is not a quiet place”. That’s because throughout this 43-page ruling it’s the lawyers who are profiled in full court press in what is a tour de force of no-holds-barred resource sector litigating. They’re the sole reason the north is not a quiet place; because when the dust...

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Corporate & Native Resource Update: October 2012

October, 2012  was an important month for corporate / native resource developments and the rise of native empowerment. I have recapped the month of October from the perspective of my book – Resource Rulers: Fortune and Folly on Canada’s Road to Resources. (This synopsis doesn’t highlight the Enbridge Northern Gateway protest in front of the BC Legislature, nor the Shell Jackpine native...

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CBC News Interview with Bill Gallagher – The Ring of Fire

CBC News Interview with Bill Gallagher – The Ring of Fire

I was contacted by CBC News to comment on the deteriorating situation in the Ring of Fire – Matawa / Ontario / Cliffs – the parallels to Voisey’s Bay are clear for all to see. Here’s the news article and the audio interview (10 minutes long).  Events in Ontario are unfolding primarily as a result of the native legal winning streak in other parts of the country and the...

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