Prosperity mine supporters meet

Say Yes to Prosperity Mine group host meeting to share opinions and brainstorm

The Say Yes to Prosperity Mine (SYPM) group held an informal meeting at The Hills Health Ranch on Feb. 18.

SYPM founder Len Doucette says the 30 business people and concerned citizens at the meeting shared opinions on where they think the SYNP should go from here.

People at the meeting also heard some viewpoints on socio-economic impacts of local industry, he explains.

“We had a presentation from [former Redstone First Nation Chief] Ervin Charleyboy and [local businessman] Nick Christianson, and in general, the meeting went really well.”

Charleyboy spoke about how the Tsilhqot’in people on the Redstone reserve were affected by a lack of jobs and industry in that area, Doucette explains.

He says Christianson talked about similar socio-economic impacts he has seen in the South Cariboo community, where he has resided most of his life.

Doucette adds he talked about plans for the New Prosperity Mine Open House to be held at the 100 Mile Community Hall on March 16 from 1 to 4 p.m.

All interested parties, whether they are for or against the project, are welcome to register to informally present information and answer questions from the general public.

Everyone interested in learning more about the various aspects of the project is encouraged to attend.

For more information on the open house, contact the South Cariboo Chamber of Commerce at 250-395-6124.