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

North Coal is an emerging steelmaking coal producer located in Sparwood, BC.

We are focused on the development of the Michel Coal Project located in the Crowsnest Coalfield in the Elk Valley.

The Michel Coal project is an open-pit mine with an anticipated 25-year mine life producing premium steel-making coal.

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


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.

We are combining globally proven technologies for water quality management, dust control, and reclamation.

and Closure

Our first goal is to ensure that the land will be restored to a natural, productive state where people can hunt, fish, gather, and recreate.

“In preparing for mining, we must consider closure from the very beginning,” says North Coal president John Pumphrey. “We have the opportunity to use new technologies and the best science that’s out there to reclaim as we go.”

Members of the Ktunaxa furbearers study group prepare to go onsite.

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

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

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

Our accountability is reflected in our responses and actions relating to engaging and listening to our First Nation partners and stakeholders. 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.