Mary Polak

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Name: Mary Polak
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 2 reports

A Mysterious Blue, Waxy, Stinging Film Is Covering the Supposedly "Drinkable"a Water Near the Mt Polley Mine Disaster

All photos via Alexandra Morton.British Columbia says there's nothing to fear about the mysterious, blue, waxy sheen floating on the lake below the mine tailings disaster. You know, the one that spilled 14.5 million cubic metres of toxin-laden mining ... [Published VICE - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

Joan M. Glaus

COAL VALLEY — , 78, of Coal Valley, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at Avonlea Cottage, Milan, after a long and brave battle with Alzheimer’s disease.Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Coal Valley, with the Rev. ... [Published QC Times - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 2 reports

Latest Mount Polley Fish, Water Samples Show High Metal Concentrations

'Some concerns' remain for aquatic life, officials say.Several of the metal concentrations found in Quesnel Lake, seen here, are substantially higher than anything recorded in a 25-year water quality database for nearby Polley Lake. Photo: Wikipedia.The ... [Published TheTyee.ca - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 2 reports

Mount Polley area fish safe to eat — mostly

New tests from the Mount Polley area in central B.C. where a tailings pond breached earlier this month show the fish are safe to eat, as long as you don’t consume the liver and gonads.Environment Minister Mary Polak says samples collected Aug 8 show the ... [Published CKNW Vancouver News - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 2 reports

Northern mines await Mount Polley probe

The company developing the Morrison copper-gold mine near Smithers remains confident it can complete the project, despite a decision by the B.C. government to suspend its environmental assessment until an investigation into the Mount Polley mine dam breach ... [Published Cowichan News Leader - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 4 reports

Mount Polley mine spill: Minister to reveal plans for probe - British Columbia

B.C. Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett is expected to announce this morning the details of an investigation into the Mount Polley tailings pond failure[1]. Earlier this month, 10 million cubic metres of waste water plus more than four million ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 3 reports

Mt Polley Breach: Risky for Aquatic Life, Not for Humans

Some mixed news from the Mount Polley tailings pond breach site today. Environment Minister Mary Polak says sediment samples taken from Hazeltine and Raft Creek last week have been analyzed. "The results were tested at an independent lab in Vancouver, ... [Published CFJC TV Channel 7 - Aug 17 2014]
Entities: Sediment, Breach, Mary Polak
First reported Aug 15 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 2 reports

NDP welcome Mount Polley independent investigation; ask why not more?

After Environment minister Mary Polak said “People don’t trust the government to be investigating itself.” the NDP’s House leader says Polak is just admitting “the blindingly obvious.”Mike Farnworth says he welcomes the independent investigation into ... [Published CKNW Vancouver News - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 13 2014 - Updated Aug 13 2014 - 2 reports

B.C. further rescinds water-use ban near Mount Polley mine spill

The province of British Columbia has announced that a ban on water use near the Mount Polley mine spill has been further rescinded and that fish appear to have escaped major harm – but any sense of normalcy has been offset by fear the spill could ultimately ... [Published Globe and Mail - Aug 13 2014]
First reported Aug 11 2014 - Updated Aug 12 2014 - 3 reports

Company now pumping water from lake

THE CANADIAN PRESSLIKELY, B.C.—Engineers are working to lower the danger level as they pump water from a B.C. lake clogged with debris after a mine tailings pond burst in the Cariboo region last week.Imperial Metals Corp., the company that owns the breached ... [Published Fort Frances Times - Aug 11 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 3 reports

Mine Spill Toxins: 'It's Early Days Yet' Says UBC Expert

Mount Polley water ban partly lifted, but questions remain about contamination, next steps.Environment Minister Mary Polak giving update on Mount Polley related pollution tests in Likely, BC on Friday.A water ban has been lifted for the community of Likely ... [Published TheTyee.ca - Aug 09 2014]
First reported Aug 08 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 3 reports

Mine workers said to have reported safety worries in months before spill

Workers at a B.C. mine that spilled millions of cubic metres of waste into nearby waterways had reported concerns about the facility’s tailings pond in the past, the union that represents them says.Dean Colville, first vice-president of United Steelworkers ... [Published Globe and Mail - Aug 09 2014]

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South Okanagan: When a national park is seen as... [Published Globe and Mail - Aug 30 2014]
A Mysterious Blue, Waxy, Stinging Film Is Cover... [Published VICE - Aug 28 2014]
B.C. mine update: Independent inquiry begins, a... [Published MinnPost - Aug 28 2014]
Joan M. Glaus [Published QC Times - Aug 28 2014]
Northern mines await Mount Polley probe [Published Campbell River Mirror - Aug 26 2014]
Lessons from Mount Polley [Published Kelowna Daily Courier - Aug 25 2014]
BC Calls For Independent Third-party Review Of ... [Published TheStreet.com - Aug 25 2014]
Globe says fish near Imperial Metals spill safe... [Published Stockwatch - Aug 25 2014]
Latest Mount Polley Fish, Water Samples Show Hi... [Published TheTyee.ca - Aug 23 2014]
Selenium levels above guidelines in fish [Published Globe and Mail - Aug 23 2014]
Alaska requests greater involvement in oversigh... [Published Carstairs Courier - Aug 22 2014]
Mount Polley area fish safe to eat — mostly [Published CKNW Vancouver News - Aug 22 2014]
Latest tests in Mount Polley area show fish saf... [Published Global News Canada - Aug 22 2014]
Northern mines await Mount Polley probe [Published Cowichan News Leader - Aug 21 2014]
Safety first at Mount Polley, and then restoration [Published BCLocalNews.com - Aug 20 2014]
First Nations and gov’t partner on Mount Polley... [Published Williams Lake Tribune - Aug 20 2014]
BC Calls for Independent Third-party Review of ... [Published Copper Investing News - Aug 20 2014]
What We Should Take Away From The Mount Polley ... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Aug 19 2014]
Pacific Booker Minerals Reports Morrison Assess... [Published Copper Investing News - Aug 19 2014]
Pacific Booker's Morrison enviro assessment sus... [Published Stockwatch - Aug 19 2014]
Mount Polley mine spill: Minister to reveal pla... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 18 2014]
Minister to set up Mount Polley mine spill inve... [Published CBC - Aug 18 2014]
Mount Polley mine spill: minister to reveal pla... [Published CBC Hamilton - Aug 18 2014]
Mount Polley mine spill: Minister to reveal pla... [Published CBC Hamilton - Aug 18 2014]
Sediment near B.C. mine spill may harm fish [Published CBC - Aug 18 2014]
Why Bill Bennett Needs to Resign [Published TheTyee.ca - Aug 18 2014]
B.C. government calls for Mount Polley review [Published Globe and Mail - Aug 18 2014]
Mount Polley mine: sediment near spill may harm... [Published CKWS Kingston News - Aug 17 2014]
Mt Polley Breach: Risky for Aquatic Life, Not f... [Published CFJC TV Channel 7 - Aug 17 2014]
Tailings pond sediment poses no human health ri... [Published Global News Canada - Aug 16 2014]
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Disaster at the Mount Polley Mine (BC): Update [Published Firedoglake - Aug 08 2014]
Up to 2 million sockeye salmon are just now coming to the spawning beds of the Quesnel Lake region of the Fraser River system now trashed by the Mount Polley Mine tailings pond breach As reported previously , the tailings pond dam at the Imperial ...
B.C. put a price on carbon. What happened next ... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - Jun 30 2014]
When I pull up to the pumps in my small hometown on the coast of British Columbia, Canada, I pay more for a tank of gas than in California, my new home. Why? Because regardless of where gas prices hover at the moment, the B.C. government tops off every ...
Despite Government Approval, Can Canadians Stop... [Published Think Progress - Jun 20 2014]
CREDIT: Shutterstock This week, the Canadian government approved the 731-mile Northern Gateway pipeline, as long as Enbridge, the company looking to build the pipeline, can meet 209 conditions laid out by a Canadian review panel in December. But ...
The Pipeline that Will Never be Built [Published Oil Change - Jun 18 2014]
And so the battle lines have been drawn. On the one hand you have Canada’s federal government, ever eager to please Big Oil, which has just agreed to let Enbridge build its highly controversial $8 billion Northern Gateway pipeline from the toxic ...
Northern Gateway approval from Ottawa now means... [Published Financial Post - Top Stories - Jun 17 2014]
With the Conservative government’s approval of Enbridge Inc.’s Northern Gateway pipeline Tuesday, the spotlight now is on British Columbia — politicians, aboriginals, ordinary citizens — to get on board. They’re the holdouts in this over-the-top melodrama ...
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