30 new BC mining projects
Anticipated spending of $30billion
Total of 16,000 mining jobs in BC
May 1st’s annual * Mining Week luncheon was well-attended with the who’s who in mining, government and local business executives.
Guest speaker, Karina Brino, President and CEO of the Mining Association of BC, was right on topic discussing what we were all there to learn about – new jobs and investments around BC Interior mining projects.
Stats on Southern BC Mining
Mount Milligan is up and running with 350-400 jobs, Red Chris is now under construction with a $540million investment and 300-350 jobs over a 20 year period.
6 new mines have been permitted. Quintette Coal’s Roman Mine completed expansion followed by Quintette announcing major cutbacks due to declining prices, 7 other mines’ expansions are approved.
Existing Mining Jobs in the Southern Interior /Okanagan (>2013)
Highland Valley Copper (Teck-Logan Lake) 1295 jobs
Highland Valley Copper Exp (Teck-Logan Lake) 500 jobs
New Afton (New Gold – Savana ) 438 jobs
Copper Mountain (Princeton) 420 jobs
Bralorne Gold Mine (Bralorne) 50 jobs
NEW Mining Jobs in the Southern /Central Interior (2014>)
Red Chris (Imperial Metals-Prince George) 360 jobs
New Prosperity (Taseko-Williams Lake) 550 jobs
Ajax Mine (KHGM- Kamloops) 380 jobs
I for one welcome mining and all it brings to our community. BC is a resource based province, and this type of investment spells nothing less than great news for the Kamloops and BC Interior communities. More mining jobs generate significantly higher per capita income, and create substantial tax dollars for the community which builds more infrastructure. Infrastructure is what attracts families with the fantastic education, healthcare, community services and overall lifestyle that we know love and look forward to enjoying for many years to come.
* The annual Mining Week luncheon in Kamloops was Hosted by The Kamloops Chamber of Commerce, Venture Kamloops and the Mining Suppliers Association of BC in collaboration with the Mining Association of BC
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