MEDIA ADVISORY - Open House / Presentation on Impacts on Water & Salmon
- Good morning
For your review, follow-up and/or further distribution, please find the following media advisory and pdf attachments regarding an open house and presentation to inform the general public on the proposed Imperial Metals-Ruddock Creek Project in the Adams River watershed.
From: Secwepemc Nation Youth Network [mailto:snyouthnetwork@...]
Sent: February-09-13 10:30 PM
Subject: MEDIA ADVISORY - Open House / Presentation on Impacts on Water & Salmon
(February 9, 2013)
What: Open House & Presentation
Date: Monday, February 11, 2013
Time: 1 pm - 4 pm (with presentation from 3 pm - 4 pm)
Chase Community Hall, 547 Shuswap Avenue
Concerned community members from the Chase area are hosting an Open House and Presentation to inform the public about the impacts that the proposed mine, Imperial Metals-Ruddock Creek Project, located in the upper Adams River watershed will have on our drinking water and the world-famous Adams River Sockeye Salmon Run.
The open house will feature presentations from Ramsey Hart, from Mining Watch Canada and Harjap Grewal , Council of Canadians. The presenters will share their expertise and knowledge to the public about the effects of extractive industries on our drinking water, land and aquatic ecosystems. We will also be releasing our "Sacred Water Declaration" to ensure the protection of our Water.
"The Thompson River watershed already hosts Canada's largest copper mine - Teck's open pit Highland Valley mine. The New Afton mine is in construction, the Harper Creek and Ajax mine projects are in the environmental assessment process, and the Ruddock Creek Project is in advanced exploration. If all these projects go ahead the Thompson could go from having one operating mine to five within its watershed. The Ruddock Creek project is of particular concern as it is in the headwaters of the Adams River, is surrounded by sensitive protected areas, and is an important area for the Secwepemc indigenous economy."
Media Contact :
Kanahus (250) 679-2821 on site
Janice Billy on site
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