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INDUSTRY | MOUNT POLLEY UPDATE: Eight Months Later

INDUSTRY | MOUNT POLLEY UPDATE: Eight Months Later

By Sage Birchwater — It’s been eight months since the August 4 breach of Mount Polley Mine’s tailings storage facility (TSF) spilled 25 million cubic metres of mining effluent and scour material into the pristine waters of Quesnel Lake. The volume of the spill was so significant that it caused the level of the 266-square-kilometre […]

NEWS IN REVIEW | The Carbon Year: The Building Pressure

NEWS IN REVIEW | The Carbon Year: The Building Pressure

By Ray Grigg —  The pressure is building to reduce global carbon emissions. At each meeting of the United Nations’ Conference of the Parties (COP), the urgency becomes more palpable. The Lima meeting of COP 20 in December, 2014, failed to reach the preliminary commitments necessary for the binding international agreements expected at the COP […]

NEWS IN REVIEW| Mount Polley Mine Update

NEWS IN REVIEW| Mount Polley Mine Update

By Sage Birchwater — The water flowing out of Quesnel Lake under the bridge at Likely is murky six months after the Mount Polley Mine disaster sent millions of tons of mining effluent down Hazeltine Creek and into Quesnel Lake on August 4, 2014. Historically, the water in Quesnel River is clear at this time […]

NEWS IN REVIEW | FIRST NATIONS | 2014 – A Year of Change for First Nations and All Canadians

NEWS IN REVIEW | FIRST NATIONS | 2014 – A Year of Change for First Nations and All Canadians

  By Sage Birchwater — It’s hard to see the forest for the trees sometimes, but in a decade or two, or maybe some time in the next century, we’ll look back on 2014 as the year Canada finally came of age. The year Canada finally did the right thing by First Nations. The June […]

NEWS IN REVIEW | INDUSTRY | Mount Polley: Two months later

NEWS IN REVIEW | INDUSTRY | Mount Polley: Two months later

By Sage Birchwater — It’s been a long two months since August 4 when a breach of Mount Polley Mine’s tailings storage facility near Likely dumped 17 million cubic meters of effluent and eight million cubic meters of mine tailings solids into the pristine, salmon-bearing waters of Quesnel Lake. In a matter of hours one […]

NEWS IN REVIEW | INDUSTRY | Mt. Polley Mine Disaster: More Questions than Answers

NEWS IN REVIEW | INDUSTRY | Mt. Polley Mine Disaster: More Questions than Answers

By Sage Birchwater — There are more questions than answers concerning the August 4 breach of Mount Polley Mine’s tailings facility near Likely, BC. It’s being called the single worst environmental disaster in British Columbia’s history. And that’s before all the details are in. The full impact of millions of tons of toxic mining waste […]