We are Grade 4 and 5 students in Mrs. (Connie) Burns’ class at Nesika Elementary School who want the Prosperity mine to be built because people who don’t have jobs can work at the Prosperity mine and make more money.
Since it is three hours away from Williams Lake, the company might make cabins out there so the workers can stay a week and go home from a week.
Also, we need to strengthen the economy of British Columbia by using and processing our natural resources.
The Prosperity mine’s copper should go to the factory to be built into wires and pennies for the city. Instead of sending the ore to other countries, it should build a refinery near the mine. That would save on transportation costs and more residents could get work here.
It would also mean less carbon emissions from transporting the ore far away, so it would help the environment.
Thank you for reading our opinions in support of the mine being built.
Zion Faubert, Zantaya Horzat, Parker Engel, Lindsay Sanford, Joslyn Mann, Dakota Stocking, Jovan Sandhu, Tanvir Zaid, Madhav Sharma, Mary Wong, and Mason Stratton