Indigenous advocate Bev Sellars announced that she filed private charges against Mount Polley Mining Corporation (Imperial Metals) at the Provincial Court of British Columbia in Vancouver.
Secwepemc Women's Warrior Society and Ancestral Pride officially launched the Imperial No More Campaign against Imperial Metals, the mining company responsible for the 2014 Mount Polley disaster.
The B.C. government's decision to reopen Mount Polley mine is premature. Imperial Metals is still under two investigations for its failure to prevent the biggest mining spill in Canadian history.
Two activists from Vancouver Island travelled to a Secwepemc camp at Mount Polley to bear witness to the destruction following the collapse in August of the dam holding back a tailings pond.
On August 5, approximately 10 billion litres of wastewater and 5 billion litres of solid tailings waste escaped the impoundment at Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley mine in the interior of British Columbi
In response to the devastating Mount Polley Imperial Metals tailings spill in the Secwepemc Territory in BC, we are gathering at the Toronto Stock Exchange.
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The Imperial Metals' Mount Polley Mine spilled five million cubic metres of toxic waste water -- the equivalent of 2000 Olympic-sized swimming pools -- from a gold and copper mine near Quesnel, B.C.
Members of Neskonlith have drafted a water declaration stating the importance and sanctity of their watersheds and their opposition to mining in the territory.