BC Mining Month: “Changing Mines, Changing Minds”

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BC Mining Month: “Changing Mines, Changing Minds”
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BC Mining Month: “Changing Mines, Changing Minds”

The three ore stockpile covers at Highland Valley Copper mine near Logan Lake. (Herald file photo). The Province of British Columbia and Mining Association of British Columbia (MABC) have announced that May is officially BC Mining Month, which looks to celebrate and recognize the contributions of the mining industry on communities across the province, and its role in reducing carbon emissions. The sixteen mines and two smelters across BC create 35,000 jobs across the province with an average wage of $123,700. Their annual contribution to all levels of government nears $2.5 billion. Mines in BC spend an estimated $3 billion annually with 215 small, medium, and Indigenous-affiliated businesses. “BC Mining Month is an excellent opportunity to showcase the willingness of our industry to embrace change and innovation, whether that be social, environmental or technological,” said Michael Goehring, president and CEO of the MABC. “BC is a world-class mining jurisdiction […]

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