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Fight looms over Fish Lake – Georgia Straight

Mining firm promises a new lake, but Tsilhqot’in leader says that’s the Creator’s job. 

“Sport fishers can get slapped by the law for netting a single fish over the limit, yet a large Vancouver-based mining company is proposing to destroy a lake and the tens of thousands of trout that inhabit it.” 

Please take the time to read this well-written article by Andrew Findlay of Vancouver’s Georgia Straight.  Findlay delves into the troubling trends in Canadian environmental policy that don’t bode well for our water or fish.  “In 2002, Fisheries and Oceans Canada quietly brought about, under Section 36 (Schedule 2) of the Fisheries Act, the Metal Mining Effluent Regulations, a convenient way to legitimize the use of an unknown number of freshwater lakes across Canada as mine-waste and tailings ponds.”  

He also brings up the issues of science, and the potential impact of contamination to the Fraser River, one of the most productive salmon systems in the world.

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