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The Castle Project is currently in the early design stage of the mine development process. As we work to develop the Detailed Project Description, Teck is engaging with Indigenous Peoples and local communities to share information and understand local perspectives and topics of interest. As part of the Castle Project, we are committed to protecting the Elk Valley’s natural resources while generating regional benefits and supporting sustainable communities.

This page provides updates and announcements about the Castle Project and related activities in the Elk Valley. We encourage you to explore the rest of this website to learn more about the Project and various alternatives under consideration, as well as environmental studies and ongoing engagement efforts.

The Castle Project is currently in the early design stage of the mine development process. As we work to develop the Detailed Project Description, Teck is engaging with Indigenous Peoples and local communities to share information and understand local perspectives and topics of interest. As part of the Castle Project, we are committed to protecting the Elk Valley’s natural resources while generating regional benefits and supporting sustainable communities.

This page provides updates and announcements about the Castle Project and related activities in the Elk Valley. We encourage you to explore the rest of this website to learn more about the Project and various alternatives under consideration, as well as environmental studies and ongoing engagement efforts.

  • IAAC Federal Public Comment Period

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    The Castle Project is currently under review by both the BC and federal governments. As part of this review, The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada accepted Teck’s Initial Project Description on October 14, 2020, which initiates a public comment period from October 14 – November 3rd. During this period, the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is seeking public input on the proposed Castle Project.

    To participate in the public comment period, please post your feedback to the IAAC website. Note that there will continue to be opportunities to provide feedback on the Project as the federal and BC assessment process advances over the next three years.

    Additionally, Teck is interested in hearing your direct feedback on the Project. You can submit your comments through:

    • online form at Teck.com/ElkValley,

    • email at feedbackteckcoal@teck.com, or

    • phone at 1.855.806.6854.

    The Castle Project is currently under review by both the BC and federal governments. As part of this review, The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada accepted Teck’s Initial Project Description on October 14, 2020, which initiates a public comment period from October 14 – November 3rd. During this period, the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is seeking public input on the proposed Castle Project.

    To participate in the public comment period, please post your feedback to the IAAC website. Note that there will continue to be opportunities to provide feedback on the Project as the federal and BC assessment process advances over the next three years.

    Additionally, Teck is interested in hearing your direct feedback on the Project. You can submit your comments through:

    • online form at Teck.com/ElkValley,

    • email at feedbackteckcoal@teck.com, or

    • phone at 1.855.806.6854.

  • Castle Project Connector

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    The Castle Project released its first newsletter to share recent updates and Project activities. Learn about the Project, ongoing environmental studies, and Teck’s commitment to biodiversity. This edition of the Castle Project Connector also includes a profile of Jutta Hoppe, Water Quality Lead working to protect water quality in the Elk Valley.

    Register to receive future editions of the Connector in your inbox, or check this site for updates.

    The Castle Project released its first newsletter to share recent updates and Project activities. Learn about the Project, ongoing environmental studies, and Teck’s commitment to biodiversity. This edition of the Castle Project Connector also includes a profile of Jutta Hoppe, Water Quality Lead working to protect water quality in the Elk Valley.

    Register to receive future editions of the Connector in your inbox, or check this site for updates.

  • Teck's 2019 Economic Contributions in the Elk Valley

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    We are committed to ensuring that the benefits of mining are shared in the areas where we operate, and that our communities benefit from our work. We recently released our 2019 Economic Contributions Report detailing the economic contributions generated by Teck’s activities and operations, including those that stem from our operations in the Elk Valley.

    In 2019, our activities in the Elk Valley (including Fording River, Greenhills, Line Creek, and Elkview Operations) generated $3.9 billion through employee wages and benefits ($607 million), payments to suppliers (nearly $3 billion), income and resource taxes ($292 million), and community investment (nearly $1 million). Across Canada, our economic contributions amounted to $8.9 billion.

    Of this $3.9 billion, a third stemmed from Teck’s Fording River Operations. Through the Castle Project, Teck will continue to generate jobs and economic growth, securing a strong future for the community in the Elk Valley.

    We are committed to ensuring that the benefits of mining are shared in the areas where we operate, and that our communities benefit from our work. We recently released our 2019 Economic Contributions Report detailing the economic contributions generated by Teck’s activities and operations, including those that stem from our operations in the Elk Valley.

    In 2019, our activities in the Elk Valley (including Fording River, Greenhills, Line Creek, and Elkview Operations) generated $3.9 billion through employee wages and benefits ($607 million), payments to suppliers (nearly $3 billion), income and resource taxes ($292 million), and community investment (nearly $1 million). Across Canada, our economic contributions amounted to $8.9 billion.

    Of this $3.9 billion, a third stemmed from Teck’s Fording River Operations. Through the Castle Project, Teck will continue to generate jobs and economic growth, securing a strong future for the community in the Elk Valley.

  • Federal Assessment Decision Announced by IAAC

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    On August 19, 2020, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada announced the decision to designate the Castle Project for review under the Impact Assessment Act (2018). Based on this decision, the Castle Project will be subject to federal review that will focus on areas of federal interest. This review is in addition to the provincial environmental assessment process currently underway. The Castle Project will work with the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) and the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC) to ensure a coordinated process that avoids duplication and supports a timely and balanced review.

    More information about the federal review decision is provided in the Ministry’s announcement.

    On August 19, 2020, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada announced the decision to designate the Castle Project for review under the Impact Assessment Act (2018). Based on this decision, the Castle Project will be subject to federal review that will focus on areas of federal interest. This review is in addition to the provincial environmental assessment process currently underway. The Castle Project will work with the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) and the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC) to ensure a coordinated process that avoids duplication and supports a timely and balanced review.

    More information about the federal review decision is provided in the Ministry’s announcement.

  • Teck Joins ResponsibleSteel™

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    Teck is proud to announce that it has joined ResponsibleSteel™, the world’s first global standard dedicated to defining and promoting responsible practices in the steel industry. Steel is essential to many aspects of our modern society, and Teck’s steelmaking coal and zinc production are important inputs to the steelmaking process.

    Joining ResponsibleSteel™ reflects our commitment to responsible mining, and to being a responsible supplier. Through this association, we look forward to continued collaboration with our customers and mining peers in order to further improve environmental and social performance across the industry.

    Teck is proud to announce that it has joined ResponsibleSteel™, the world’s first global standard dedicated to defining and promoting responsible practices in the steel industry. Steel is essential to many aspects of our modern society, and Teck’s steelmaking coal and zinc production are important inputs to the steelmaking process.

    Joining ResponsibleSteel™ reflects our commitment to responsible mining, and to being a responsible supplier. Through this association, we look forward to continued collaboration with our customers and mining peers in order to further improve environmental and social performance across the industry.

  • EAO Posts the Summary of Engagement

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    As the Castle Project continues through the Early Engagement phase of the provincial environmental assessment process, the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) has posted the Summary of Engagement for the Project. This document summarizes what the EAO has heard to date from communities, Indigenous groups, and government agencies in Canada and the US. It also identifies topics of particular interest or concern, and outlines how Teck should address these topics in the development of the Detailed Project Description. The Summary of Engagement also lists the participating Indigenous groups and summarizes each group’s concerns and interests in relation to the Castle Project.

    As a next step in the Early Engagement phase, Teck will respond to the input included in the Summary of Engagement and will consider the individual issues in the development of the Detailed Project Description for the Castle Project.

    As the Castle Project continues through the Early Engagement phase of the provincial environmental assessment process, the BC Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) has posted the Summary of Engagement for the Project. This document summarizes what the EAO has heard to date from communities, Indigenous groups, and government agencies in Canada and the US. It also identifies topics of particular interest or concern, and outlines how Teck should address these topics in the development of the Detailed Project Description. The Summary of Engagement also lists the participating Indigenous groups and summarizes each group’s concerns and interests in relation to the Castle Project.

    As a next step in the Early Engagement phase, Teck will respond to the input included in the Summary of Engagement and will consider the individual issues in the development of the Detailed Project Description for the Castle Project.