COVID-19 Our Response.

Keeping our team and communities safe is the number one priority at North Coal. On March 13, our office determined that we would work remotely for the foreseeable future. All external meetings and work travel were suspended. On August 4, our team returned to the office after a summer of half capacity and rotating schedules. Our board rooms have limited capacity and each office has only one occupant. We continue to be diligent in our hand-washing, social distancing, and sanitizing of workspaces to keep our team safe.

Our project continues to progress via virtual meetings with consultants, with First Nations, and with regulators.

We support government actions and their efforts to keep our communities safe. We applaud and thank doctors, nurses, health care professionals, essential service providers and all those who ensure the safety and security or our communities in this challenging time.

We look forward to a day soon when we can again meet face-to-face with stakeholders and partners. Until then, please keep safe and healthy.

North Coal Limited

Our overriding goal is to make positive social, economic, and environmental contributions within the communities where we operate and live. We are committed to safe operations, collaboration with First Nations and local communities, sustainable land stewardship, and minimized environmental impact.

North Coal is in the advanced stages of developing the steelmaking Michel Coal project with an expected 25-year mine-life that will sustain jobs and support the local and provincial economy. Based in Sparwood, British Columbia, the Michel Coal project is located in a region with longstanding mine operations and infrastructure.

The project is currently in a joint- review approval process with the BC Environmental Assessment Office and Impact Assessment Agency of Canada.

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About Us

North Coal will provide approximately 300 family-supporting jobs once operational.

We are active sponsors and volunteers in local communities.

Our team is comprised of mining and environmental professionals who live in the Elk Valley.

More about our Team

Environmental Management

North Coal understands the unique challenges of operating in the Elk Valley which is why innovation and modern mine design are at the heart of everything we do.

Using mitigation-by-design, we are incorporating a multi-barrier approach of control measures that protect water, starting at the source. We are combining globally proven technologies for water quality management, dust control, and reclamation.

Reclamation
and Closure

Our first goal is to ensure that the land quickly returns to a place for people to hunt, fish, gather, trap, and recreate. Progressive reclamation—reclaiming as we go—is a critical component of our land stewardship strategy.

Long-term landform performance and function guide our mine design and operations; we focus on minimizing environmental impact. We must return the land to natural uses. We must consider closure from the very beginning, to ensure we plan for and return to natural land uses.

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Community Engagement

North Coal is committed to keeping all interested parties informed about our project and its progress so we can develop in a sustainable manner with input from all involved.

We will host open houses and working sessions to support the Environmental Assessment process and provide public updates.

We are working closely with the Ktunaxa First Nation and local communities to develop a mine that meets the needs of current and future generations.

More on our commitment to communities

Our Values

Innovation
We are innovative in our mining, environmental management and reclamation designs. Innovation must be embraced if we are to do better than yesterday.

Transparency
We are transparent in our operations. Engagement, listening and responding to our stakeholders and partners is critical to our success.

Accountability
We are accountable for our actions. We engage with and listen to our First Nation partners and local communities. This is demonstrated in our day-to-day actions and plans for the future.

We invite you to watch our video and learn more about the North Coal Michel Coal Project and who we are.