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Peachland council gives thumbs down to mining project

District of Peachland council opposed a mining referral for exploration work northwest of Peachland Lake at last week's council meeting April 21, 2020.
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April 28, 2020 - 5:11 PM

A referral for basic mining exploration work in the District of Peachland failed to get council’s blessing last week.

Peachland council strongly opposed the referral put forward by Flow Metals for its New Brenda prospect after district operations director Shawn Grundy recommended the project be turned down.

The property is located a few kilometres northwest of Peachland Lake.

Grundy told the April 21 meeting of council the district was not supportive of industrial activities such as mining exploration until a watershed study was completed by industry.

The referral involved a basic grass-roots exploration program consisting of 480 metres of trenching and six kilometres of line cutting for a ground survey.

If the work should continue, the district requests additional conditions including no impacts on survey blocks and roads, and full restoration of any new roads cut to access exploration areas.

Flow Metals describes their New Brenda property as a copper, gold and molybdenum prospect, located near the former Brenda Mine which produced copper and molybdenum from 1970 to 1990.

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