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. Submit news regarding the Caren Range.
The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources did not consult the Sechelt Indian Band (SIB) before allowing mine staking within its traditional territory, despite Supreme Court of Canada decisions requiring consultation, according to a letter from the band to the ministry.
The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) directors have decided to take Pan Pacific Aggregates to court over land use.
Provincial environmental investigators were onsite this week at Pan Pacific Aggregates’ mine site in the Carlson Lake area.
On Wednesday night, residents, politicians and environmentalists packed into the Sechelt Seniors’ Centre to rally together to voice concerns about Pan Pacific Aggregates’ mine exploration and to plan their next steps in fighting the mine.
Concerned residents packed into the Sechelt Seniors’ Activity Centre Wednesday night trying to raise awareness of Pan Pacific’s mine operations.
Tours of Pan Pacific Aggregates’ mine sites above Porpoise Bay on July 22 received mixed reviews. Representatives from residents’ associations say their concerns are still active.
The Sunshine Coast Conservation Association (SCCA) and the Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) are voicing concerns about the destructive effects of Pan Pacific Aggregates’ mining exploration at the headwaters of Carlson Creek.
A mining claims rush on the Sechelt Peninsula has become an election issue in this riding. The Green and NDP candidates both were on the attack this week, criticizing the Liberal government for a new online claim-staking system.
Virtually the entire Sechelt Peninsula has been staked for mining claims using a new online system opened by the B.C. government in January.
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