Greg Yelland

Greg Yelland

New Prosperity Mine hearings continue next week in First Nations communities

The community hearing sessions for the federal review of the New Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine Project continue in First Nations communities.

The community hearing sessions for the federal review of the New Prosperity Gold-Copper Mine Project continue in First Nations communities.

The hearings in Xeni Gwet’in (Nemiah) will culminate with a panel site tour of Fish Lake and the proposed mine area on Friday, Aug. 8.

Next week hearings continue Monday, Aug. 12 in Tsi Del Del (Alexis Creek Reserve), at Yunesit’in (Stone) on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at ‘Esdilagh (Alexandria) on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Tl’esqox (Toosey) on Thursday, Aug. 15 and at Tl’etinqox-t’in (Anaham) on Friday Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17.

Each day following an opening cultural ceremony, a statement is given by First Nations leadership, followed by a presentation by Taseko Mines Limited and community members.

At the hearings in Tsi Del Del on Aug. 12, 100 Mile House resident Len Doucette and his wife LeAnne Doucette will both be giving presentations.

Community hearings will continue Monday, Aug. 19 at Stswecem’c Xgat’tem (Dog Creek), Esk’etemc (Alkali Lake) on Tuesday, Aug. 20, and culminate with a site visit at Little Dog Creek on Wednesday Aug. 21.

 

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