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Imperial Metals Mount Polley disaster could cost $500 million, but only $14 million in bonds now available to cover

If the company were to go bankrupt this year, the government has $14.5 million dollars to recoup the cleanup costs, which are expected to be minimally $50 million. So who pays the rest?

Why B.C. can expect more Mount Polley-style disasters

If the breach of the Mount Polley tailings pond can bring anything into sharper focus, it is that our relationship with industry in this province is heading in the wrong direction.

No start date in sight for Imperial Metals' Mount Polley spill cleanup

Sludge from the Imperial Metals Mount Polley mine tailings pond still clogs what used to be Hazeltine Creek and extends out into Quesnel Lake. No cleanup date is set.

After kicking out government officials at industry summit, Fort Nelson First Nation signs LNG worker camp deal

A northeastern B.C. chief, that once galvanized province-wide opposition to LNG fast-tracking, just inked a deal for her band to profit from a coming frack boom

Shareholder starts class action lawsuit over Imperial Metals' Mount Polley disaster

Investors upset that company failed to provide facts about the tailings pond prior to the disaster.

Locals refuse to drink water near Mount Polley despite authorities' assurances

Residents surrounding the Mount Polley mine are concerned about using the local water, even after officials have cleared it for drinking.

Conservative MP slams West Van vote to ban LNG tankers from Howe Sound

"I am a firm believer that the environment is the economy," said MP John Weston.