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    Mine pollution looms over BC's rivers and salmon

    When the tailings pond dam breached at BC's Mount Polley Mine in August 2014, it unleashed a torrent of mine waste and water. Much of this ended up pouring into one of the province's most important salmon nurseries – Quesnel Lake. 

    Not surprisingly, the Mount Polley mine disaster – the largest of its kind in Canadian history – has unleashed a torrent of widespread public concern about the increasing environmental risks and health impacts from BC's mining industry. 

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    For too long, British Columbia has been ignoring its commitments to fight climate change. The BC government’s “Climate Leadership Team” recently found the province will miss its legislated 2020 targets.

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    When the tailings pond dam burst at the Mount Polley Mine in August 2014, it unleashed a torrent of mine waste and water. It also unleashed a torrent of widespread public concern about the increasing environmental risks and health impacts from BC’s mining industry.

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    Time for BC government to rescind contentious logging permits, says Wilderness Committee

    VICTORIA – Environmentalists at the Wilderness Committee are increasing their efforts to stop old-growth logging in Vancouver Island’s Central Walbran Valley, with a decentralized “phone blitz” today urging the BC government to address the issue.

    Today’s action – part of a series of “Walbran Wednesday” events – will target BC Minister of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Steve Thomson, who has ultimate authority over logging permits in the province.

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