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2013-07-22 08:22:23

YELLOWKNIFE, TORONTO and NEW YORK, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - De Beers Canada and Mountain Province Diamonds (TSX: MPV, NYSE MKT: MDM) are pleased to announce that the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board (MVEIRB) has concluded the Gahcho Kué Environmental Impact Assessment and has recommended approval of the proposed Gahcho Kué diamond mine subject to measures and follow-up programs. In a July 19, 2013 letter to the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern...

2013-07-10 12:22:47

YELLOWKNIFE, NT, TORONTO, ON, NEW YORK, NY, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - De Beers and Mountain Province Diamonds (TSX: MPV, NYSE MKT: MDM) are pleased to announce that De Beers, as Operator of the Gahcho Kué Project, has entered into an Impact Benefit Agreement with the North Slave Métis Alliance for the proposed Gahcho Kué Mine.  The agreement sets in place a framework for De Beers and the North Slave Métis Alliance to optimize the participation of the North Slave Métis...

2013-06-28 12:22:01

YELLOWKNIFE, NT, TORONTO, ON, & NEW YORK, NY, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - De Beers and Mountain Province Diamonds (TSX: MPV, NYSE MKT: MDM) are pleased to announce that De Beers as Operator of the Gahcho Kué Project today entered into a Socio Economic Agreement (SEA) with the Government of the Northwest Territories for the proposed Gahcho Kué diamond mine located in Canada's Northwest Territories (NWT). The agreement formalizes commitments made with respect to employment,...

2013-06-05 20:20:56

TORONTO, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Dominion Diamond Corporation (TSX:DDC, NYSE:DDC) (the "Company") today announced its first quarter results for the period ending April 30, 2013. Robert Gannicott, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer stated: "Diavik is performing well and we are pleased with what we see at Ekati. We have strengthened the senior management team in a focused effort to deliver value through both extended mine life and enhanced operating efficiencies." First...

2013-05-27 08:20:34

TORONTO, May 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Dominion Diamond Corporation (TSX: DDC, NYSE: DDC) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Chantal Lavoie to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer of Dominion Diamond Ekati Corporation. As of July 1(st), Mr Lavoie will be responsible for the Company's mining operations and will be based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Mr Lavoie is a mining engineer with more than 25 years of experience in open pit and...

2011-06-14 06:48:00

TORONTO AND NEW YORK, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Gahcho Ku© JV partners De Beers Canada Inc. (51%) and Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. (49%) (TSX: MPV) (NYSE AMEX: MDM) today announced that they have: 1. Approved the Gahcho Ku© feasibility study with agreed revisions and clarifications; 2. Approved the execution of the necessary development work for the Gahcho Ku© project; and 3. Mandated the Gahcho Ku© project operator to...

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2008-03-12 09:35:00

Canada's far north region, once known for its gold mining, is now pulling diamonds from the ground, and unearthing some of the purest diamond deposits ever found.At the Diavik mine, 130 miles south of the Arctic Circle, a 650-foot deep crater can be seen among the ice-covered tundra where pipes containing vertical columns of diamond-bearing rock are among the most valuable in the world.  Kimberlite pipes spokesman Tom Hoefer said, "They're among the three best pipes in the world, by...

2006-03-22 20:19:56

By Rachelle Younglai TORONTO (Reuters) - The closure of an ice road over frozen lakes in Canada's Arctic will have "significant implications" for two of South African diamond giant De Beers' projects in the country, the company said on Wednesday. De Beers and other diamond companies depended on the road to ship crucial supplies to their remote mining sites in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut territory. But unseasonably warm temperatures have melted parts of the road, making it...