Economic projects pave way for better health care

Most of us are ever so thankful that doctors using modern technology can know exactly what our inner body looks like.


In these days of medical marvels, most of us are ever so thankful that doctors using modern technology can know exactly what our inner body looks like. What is amazing about this technology, doctors don’t need to cut us apart any more, as they once might have. Whatever our hidden ailment, doctors can actually get a three dimensional accurate look at our every organ or even a developing cancer.

Not exactly the same kind of methods that mining companies may use to determine the dimensions of a hidden mineral deposit, however, the result is virtually the same. By drilling hundreds of holes, and extracting samples, of an ore body, mining companies can determine what is hidden to the eye.

Before Taseko got to where the New Prosperity Mine now is, millions of dollars had been spent to find out not only what is underground but, as well, what exact minerals the ore body contained. Prior to developing the proposal and, at this point in history, damning above ground infrastructure, similar to the medical profession, all hidden information is established.

At the New Prosperity location, as our doctors before an operation, Taseko knows what is underground, what will be required to extract those minerals, and exactly what those minerals will be worth once extracted. Taseko has at great expense, already bought and paid for this valuable information.

In Canada’s world of enterprising opportunities, thankfully, it is corporations like Taseko investing millions of dollars in the New Prosperity Project that actually drives Canada’s economy, an economy that allows Canada to have a medical system as we have today, a system where only a few short years ago, with some issues, some survivals might have been extremely questionable.

Next time we, or a member of our family visit a doctor with a disconcerting health ailment, in ours, or a loved one’s body, take a few minutes to think about the financial resources of this country. If Canada did not have corporations developing industries, such as the New Prosperity Mine Project and those dreaded pipelines, each and every one of us might be medically far worse off, and for our generations ahead, even possibly suffer significantly shorter lives.

For those who relentlessly drive hard against all economic development, while continuing to demand services and health care, we could be constructing a steep drop off on this country’s unforgiving road ahead.

Doug Wilson

Williams Lake

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