As we come to the end of Mining Month here in BC, here is another big mine that …
As we come to the end of Mining Month here in BC, here is another big mine that is in my colleague Jackie Tegart ridng of Fraser-Nicola. She had this to say. THANKS JACKIE
In Honour of BC Mining Month I would like to highlight Teck’s Highland Valley Copper Mine in Logan Lake. The mine, which has been in operation since the 1960’s, has been a long-standing staple of the region. It currently operates as one of the world’s largest open-pit mines, extracting copper and molybdenum for export. Like all businesses, they are adapting to the challenges we are currently facing due to COVID-19, but thankfully are still able to employ over a thousand people from the surrounding area, making it one of the region’s biggest employers. They recently announced upgrades to extend the mine’s life to 2040, securing those jobs for the next two decades. In addition to employment, Teck has committed to providing additional community support through avenues such as a recent $80,000 donation to the Emergency Room Expansion and Renovation Project at the Nicola Valley Hospital and Health Centre. Here is to celebrating mining and how it continues to be an integral part of BC's economy.