News Release

Advisory: MiningWatch Canada in Williams Lake, B.C. to Announce Court Action for 2014 Mount Polley Mine Waste Disaster

(Williams Lake, British Columbia) Local, provincial, and national organizations will join MiningWatch Canada tomorrow morning in Williams Lake, B.C., to announce a court action in connection with the impacts of the 2014 Mount Polley Mine tailings pond disaster—the largest in Canadian history.

When: 18 October 2016, 10:30 am

Where: Outside of Williams Lake Court House (540 Borland St) — If raining: Alley Katz Bistro, just in front of the Court House (525 Borland St)  

What: Court action for the 2014 Mount Polley tailings pond disaster

Who: MiningWatch Canada and local, provincial, and national organizations

For the occasion, representatives will be attending from MiningWatch Canada, Amnesty International Canada, First Nations Women Advocating for Responsible Mining (FNWARM), Concerned Citizens of Quesnel Lake, Kamloops Physicians for the Environment Society, Kamloops Area Protection Association, and Clayoquot Action. Also supporting this action: Wilderness Committee, Sierra Club BC, Fair Mining Collaborative, Rivers Without Borders. Other supporting organizations will be announced tomorrow.

For more information: Ugo Lapointe, Canada Program Coordinator, MiningWatch Canada, cell 514-708-0134