Rio Tinto CEO loses $3.5M over destroyed indigenous sites
Follows the destruction in May of two 46,000-year-old rock shelters in Juukan George in Western Australia state.
Trudeau pledges $60M for smelter, declares byelection in riding days later
Several cabinet ministers, Liberal MPs have also visited Chicoutimi-Le Fjord to distribute millions of dollars in funding to local businesses.
Aluminum smelting breakthrough produces oxygen instead of greenhouse gases
Process eliminates greenhouse gas emissions from traditional smelting by producing oxygen.
Rio Tinto investing $250M to extend life of Vaudreuil alumina refinery
Will include construction of a filtration plant and optimization at a site to manage bauxite residue.
About 1,000 workers at Quebec smelter locked out after rejecting contract
A key issue is company’s intention to introduce a new-member funded pension plan.
Explosion at Rio Tinto plant in Quebec sends 5 people to hospital
Incident involving carbon monoxide gas used in production is under investigation.
Kitimat workers launch health and safety petition
Unifor wants Rio Tinto to address “unacceptable” working conditions at BC smelter.
Aluminum battle brews over US union’s call for tariffs
Steelworkers claim unwrought aluminum has decimated the American industry and jobs.
Union files in court to limit toxic emissions from Rio Tinto smelter
Union says project will increase SO2 emissions from to 42 tonnes per day.
Rio Tinto aluminum 2014’s best performer
Profits at the Montreal-based operations soared 124% to $1.25 billion.
Clark meets with northern leaders about LNG revenue sharing
Revenue sharing deal discussed involving LNG development in the north.
Rio Tinto abandons planned $4 billion Quebec plant
Iron and titanium plant would have created 400 jobs.
Rio Tinto Alcan readies to end smelter lock-out
800 workers at a Quebec aluminum smelter have been locked-out since December.
Rio Tinto adds $2.7 billion investment to Kitimat smelter project
Modernization project will increase the smelter’s production by 48 per cent to 420,000 tonnes a year.
Rio Tinto divests global operations to focus on Canada
Company will shed 6000 jobs, but expects to bring back thousands once expansions in B.C. and Que. are complete
Rio Tinto forms potash JV for Saskatchewan’s largest potash mine
North Atlantic Potash sells eight potash permits to Chinese firm for $110 million
Rio Tinto plans Canadian hiring spree
Mining giant looks to add 214 jobs to Canadian operations