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Government seeking public input on mining water use restrictions
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Government seeking public input on mining water use restrictions

Mining operations in BC could be facing permanent restrictions on water use, pending public consultation.

In 2016 BC introduced the Water Sustainability Act and, with it, temporary restrictions on water use for mineral exploration and small-scale placer mines.

Under the new restrictions mining operations were required to seek authorization to use water during prospecting operations for the first time.

Now, with the province facing drought conditions across most of its area, the province is considering making these requirements permanent.

Public input is required to make changes to the Act, and you can have your input heard by visitng this link.

The public consultation period is open until November 26th.

About Jeff Blagden

News Reporter/ Anchor. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Jeff has a background in sports journalism, and radio hosting. He comes most recently from his post as a morning show host in Chetwynd.

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