After a 6 billion dollar modernization project, Rio Tinto celebrated its first full year of Production at BC Works.
On Saturday afternoon, Premier Horgan and Rio Tinto staff said a few words about the progressive movements of the plant.
Joined alongside the Premier was Haisla Hereditary Chief Sammy Robinson who unveiled and blessed a totem pole which represents the partnership between the Haisla Nation and Rio Tinto.
You can watch the beginning of the Totem Pole Ceremony down below.
Alf Barrios is the chief executive of Rio Tinto and he wanted to thank everyone who’s been supporting Rio Tinto.
John Horgan has been involved in this project since the 1990’s and he says he’s very happy with the new smelter plant and he’s excited to see what the northwest brings in the years to come.
Rio Tinto is the largest private sector investment in BC’s History, this investment ensures BC Works will continue to make a significant impact on the economic growth of the province, providing work for nearly 1000 employees.