by cailey
on Competitiveness
, September 02, 2015


In the third quarter, MABC continued its work with the Association of Major Power Customers (AMPC) in considering the redesign of BC Hydro’s Large General Service (LGS) rate, which would affect some MABC coal and industrial mineral operations.

by cailey
on Competitiveness, Health & Safety, Human Resources
, August 31, 2015


WorkSafe BC has released their 2016  preliminary rates for all Classification Units (CUs) and there is some good news. Rates for all 3 of the main mining CUs are proposed to decrease significantly as per the table below:


Classification Unit

2015 base rate

2016 proposed rate

% change

CU 704005 – Open Pit Coal Mining




CU 704006 – Open Pit Metal or Mineral Mining




CU 704013 – Underground Mining






by cailey
on Communications, Events & Outreach, Mining for Miracles, Mining Week
, June 05, 2015

Buddy the Miner and Mining for Miracles representatives unveil the 2015 fundriasing total at Miracle Weekend on May 31, 2015

At Miracle Weekend on May 31st at the BC Children’s Hospital, Mining for Miracles announced the results of the organization’s 2015 fundraising efforts.  At the event, the mining community’s longstanding charity in support of the BC Children's Hospital added $1,834,235 to the Miracle Weekend tally.  At the end of the day, more than $18.8 million was raised during the 28th annual Miracle Weekend.

by cailey
on Aboriginal & Community, Awards, Communications, Events & Outreach, Mining for Miracles, Mining Suppliers, Mining Week
, May 13, 2015

Mining Week 2015 has come to a close and we would like to say Thank You for Celebrating with us!  There were 21 events across the province this year; from Smithers to Sparwood, Prince George and Kamloops, British Columbians came together in virtually every corner of the province to celebrate our dynamic industry.

In Vancouver we hosted the first ever sold out Opening Gala, where Minister Bennett officially declared BC Mining Week and kicked off the series of events that followed.  More than 150 joined us at the Five Sails as we honoured John McManus as the Mining Person of the Year. 

by cailey
on Aboriginal & Community, Communications, Competitiveness, Events & Outreach, Mining for Miracles, Mining Suppliers, Mining Week
, May 13, 2015

On Thursday, May 7th hundreds coalesced outside the Vancouver Art Gallery for the annual Teck Celebrity Pie Throw.  This year the Pie Throw raised an astounding $1,066,184 in support of Mining for Miracles and the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

The afternoon was, as always, wildly fun, lighthearted but at its core focused on the very important initiative of raising funds to support BC’s sick kids.  This year 100% of the funds raised are dedicated to opening a new CAUSES clinic at the BC Children’s Hospital which will use one genetic test to help diagnose kids with rare diseases, saving time, money, travel and stress on the families by getting to a diagnoses and treatment faster.

Karina Briño was once again paired up to go against Gavin Dirom and although Karina’s final total of $18,200 raised overcame Gavin’s $14,000, a little surprise was in store!