On the one year anniversary of the Mount Polley Mine breach a rally is being held in Williams Lake to show support for the mine and its laid off workers.
The rally will take place on Aug. 4 in Boitanio Park beginning at 5 p.m.
“We are making hamburgers for 500 or 600 people,” said Mayor Walt Cobb who is helping with the rally, but acting on his own behalf.
“The laid off workers initiated it, so the union and myself are helping out.”
Cobb described the mine’s restricted restart next week as a relief, however noted the mine will only have 200 people back working if the water discharge permit is approved.
There will still be another 200 people not called back unless the mine resumes long-term operations, he added.