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Between boom and bust

Thursday, April 16, 2015 @ 8:00 PM | By Phil Hopwood

I always say you can tell you’re at the peak of the market when your cab driver starts offering you stock tips. Likewise, I now say you can probably tell you’re at the bottom of the market when mining companies start transforming themselves into medical marijuana producers.

That may sound strange, but it’s true: Canadian mining companies have grown weary of lacklustre returns and are looking to other sectors that hold out greater promise. It just goes to show how very challenging the mining market has...