Mary Polak

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Name: Mary Polak
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Safety first at Mount Polley, and then restoration

Editor: Re: “ Many questions about Mount Polley tailings pond disaster ,” (The Times,  Aug. 11).The B.C. government’s immediate priority is to continue working together with the Cariboo Regional District to address the breach at the Mount Polley tailings ... [Published BCLocalNews.com - 19 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

First Nations and gov’t partner on Mount Polley Mine breach

Chief Bev Sellars (left), Soda Creek Indian Band, Chief Ann Louie (right), from the Williams Lake Indian Band and Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister John Rustad (centre) sign an agreement to work in partnership to address all aspects of ... [Published Williams Lake Tribune - 21 hours ago]
Entities: Breach, Mine, Mining, Mary Polak
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

BC Calls for Independent Third-party Review of Tailings Ponds Across Province

It’s been two weeks since the breach at Imperial Metals’ (TSX: III )  Mount Polley copper- gold mine tailings pond, and already the repercussions for other mining operations are trickling in. On the heels of the BC government’s   announcement that it ... [Published Copper Investing News - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Pacific Booker's Morrison enviro assessment suspended

Mr. Erik Tornquist reportsPACIFIC BOOKER MINERALS INC. ANNOUNCES MORRISON ASSESSMENT SUSPENDED PENDING MT. POLLEY REVIEW PANEL OUTCOMEThe honourable Mary Polak, Minister of Environment, has suspended the environmental assessment of Pacific Booker Minerals ... [Published Stockwatch - Aug 19 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 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Sediment near B.C. mine spill may harm fish

The latest test results from a tailings pond that spilled waste from the Mount Polley mine in the Cariboo show that while the discharged sediment is still not toxic for humans, it may harm aquatic life.The province says sediment samples collected Aug. ... [Published CBC - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

B.C. government calls for Mount Polley review

The B.C. government says an independent investigation into the Mount Polley spill is needed, and the province is indicating there could also be new inspections at other mines.The tailings pond at the Mount Polley copper and gold mine breached on Aug. ... [Published Globe and Mail - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

Mount Polley mine: sediment near spill may harm fish

The latest test results from a tailings pond that spilled waste from the Mount Polley mine in the Cariboo show that while the discharged sediment is still not toxic for humans, it may harm aquatic life.The province says sediment samples collected Aug. ... [Published CKWS Kingston News - Aug 17 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 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Details of an independent investigation coming soon

No details yet on an independent investigation promised by the government into the Mount Polley tailings pond breach but the minister of Environment says we could hear something soon.Mary Polak was asked if the province could have done more before the ... [Published CKNW Vancouver News - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 2 reports

Not a convincing performance

The Mount Polley mine tailings pond breech is a study in ineptitude in managing an environmental crisis.Right from day one Mines Minister Bill Bennett described the disaster as “10 billion litres of water and 4.5 million cubic metres of fine sand.” He ... [Published Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal - Aug 14 2014]

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"all the raw data from the tests has been shared with first nations and interior health" said Polak

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Safety first at Mount Polley, and then restoration [Published BCLocalNews.com - 19 hours ago]
First Nations and gov’t partner on Mount Polley... [Published Williams Lake Tribune - 21 hours ago]
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]
Mt Polley Sediment Results Pose No Risk to Huma... [Published Opinion 250 - Aug 16 2014]
No human risk from tailings spill, says B.C. go... [Published Metro Canada - Aug 16 2014]
Mt Polley Sediment Results Pose No Risk to Humans [Published Opinion 250 - Aug 16 2014]
NDP welcome Mount Polley independent investigat... [Published CKNW Vancouver News - Aug 16 2014]
Details of an independent investigation coming ... [Published CKNW Vancouver News - Aug 16 2014]
AUGUST 15, 2014 Mining future and Mount Polley... [Published CBC - Aug 15 2014]
Tailings pond capacity under scrutiny in wake o... [Published Globe and Mail - Aug 15 2014]
Not a convincing performance [Published Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal - Aug 14 2014]
Minister Polak's False Statement on Mine Inspec... [Published TheTyee.ca - Aug 14 2014]
Water board demands meeting, support in fight a... [Published Kelowna Daily Courier - Aug 14 2014]
Rebuilding together [Published Williams Lake Tribune - Aug 14 2014]
B.C. further rescinds water-use ban near Mount ... [Published Globe and Mail - Aug 13 2014]
Fish near Mount Polley safe to eat: British Col... [Published Sun News - Aug 13 2014]
More restrictions lifted in wake of last week’s... [Published CKNW Vancouver News - Aug 13 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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