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.
Wilderness Committee calling on BC government to rescind contentious logging permits
VICTORIA – Representatives from the Wilderness Committee and other concerned citizens held a creative demonstration at the BC Legislature today, to draw attention to the situation in the endangered Walbran Valley.
Using art displays on the lawn of the Legislature, activists simulated the controversial old-growth logging that is currently underway in the Walbran.
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.
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.