the Caren Range in the News

Here you will find news relating to the Caren Range from regional newspapers. Lately, the bulk of news relating to the Caren Range has been on the topic of Pan Pacific Mining Aggregates' proposed mine operation in the heart of the Caren Range.
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Making waves in opposition

Coast Reporter, Fri July 28, 2006
On Saturday at 11 a.m. boats of various types and sizes will be gathering in Wood Bay to rally against Pan Pacific Aggregates’ proposed conveyor belt and loading facility for shipping out industrial minerals.

PPA manager lambastes past workers

Coast Reporter, Fri July 28, 2006
Pan Pacific Aggregates' project manager says the mining company's exploration activities last year were "ill-conceived" and done by "amateurs."

Sunshine Coast project a case for resolute NIMBYism

Vancouver Sun, Wed June 14, 2006
In heady boom times, the story of British Columbia is often the story of enthusasts for bigger is better trying to stuff some engineering marvel down the throats of unhappy people expected to swallow consequences they find deeply distateful.

Community rallies to resist conveyor

Coast Reporter, Fri May 19, 2006
Pan Pacific Aggregates’ (PPA) proposed conveyor belt and ship loading facility in Wood Bay drew close to 200 people to a community meeting on a sunny Mother’s Day afternoon.

SIB to hold referendum on Pan Pacific

Coast Reporter, Fri May 05, 2006
The Sechelt Indian Band (SIB) council decided Monday it will hold a referendum among Band members on the question of whether to approve or oppose Pan Pacific Aggregates’ proposed mining operations within the Sechelt Nation’s traditional territory.

South Pender water district meets

Coast Reporter, Fri May 05, 2006
More people than in the past four years combined showed up for South Pender Harbour Waterworks District’s (SPHWD) recent annual general meeting. Questions and discussion about the potential impacts of Pan Pacific Aggregates’ (PPA) proposed mining operation in the Caren Range were put off until a public meeting in Pender Harbour soon (date and location to be announced) to discuss the issue.

Wood Bay conveyor belt meets criticism

Coast Reporter, Fri April 14, 2006
Residents were voicing their concerns at a recent Pan Pacific Aggregates (PPA) information session in response to the company’s proposed conveyor belt running from its mining site down to load-out barges in Wood Bay near Secret Cove.

Pan Pacific disputes info on local website

Coast Reporter, Fri April 14, 2006
Pan Pacific Aggregates (PPA) has issued a response to information posted on a website run by community members about its proposed mining project.

Environmental Assessment process underway

Coast Reporter, Fri February 10, 2006
The public pleaded its case to the federal and provincial governments’ environmental assessors at a Pan Pacific Aggregates (PPA) forum Wednesday, citing concerns including noise and dust, and barges through Skookumchuck. But the government representatives were in no position, at this early stage in the process, to determine the fate of the mine project.

Residents march against mine

Coast Reporter, Fri July 29, 2005
Residents took to the streets Wednesday afternoon in a peaceful protest march up Mason Road to Pan Pacific Aggregates' gate.

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