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Kemess North Mine Fails to Gain Environmental Support

There’s lots of news today surrounding a government review panel’s recommendation that Kemess North Mine (400km northwest of Prince George) not be given environmental approval. At the heart of the issue: the use of Amazay Lake as a tailings pond.


Panel Rejects BC Mine Project Worth $8 Billion (
Open-pit mine too risky: panel (Vancouver Sun)
Mine plan shot down (Prince George? Citizen)
Panel ruling shakes B.C. miners (Globe and Mail)

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  1. […] hunting. It appears that there is a lot of evidence of this fact coming from Northgate officials in the wake of the failure of Kemess North mine to gain environmental approval. The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council and Canadian Press both report that the CEO of Northgate […]

  2. […] to diversify in the wake of the slowdown in forestry. It is also concerning that first we have the Kemess decision (environmental panel advised project should not go ahead as planned) and now this. I have no doubt […]