Restart plan for Mount Polley to be reviewed

The application for re-start of Mount Polley referred to the mine development review committee for its first meeting on Tuesday, March 31.

The application for re-start of the Mount Polley Mine has been received and reviewed and will now be referred to the mine development review committee which will have its first meeting on Tuesday, March 31, a Ministry of Energy and Mines spokesperson confirmed Friday afternoon.

The first community meeting about the restart plan will be held in Likely on Wednesday, April 1, at the Likely Community Hall from 7 to 9 p.m.

Imperial Metals will host the meeting and ministry officials will attend.

The schedule for future community meetings is being worked out and details will be shared when available, the ministry said, adding the company’s application documents will be posted online to the Ministry of Energy web site soon.

A 30-day public consultation period will occur through the month of April.