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Skeed Borkowski, owner of the Northern Lights Lodge near the Mount Polley mine

"It's gone": Imperial Metals' Mount Polley tailings spill disrupts future of local fishing lodge

“I planned on dying here,” Skeed Borkowski, owner of the Northern Lights Lodge, said. “But not from drinking the water.”
Mount Polley mine area photo by Farhan Umedaly, Vovo Productions

Impact of Imperial Metals Mount Polley spill on Quesnel Lake still "virtually unknown"

Nearly three weeks have passed since the Mount Polley mine spill. Yet cleanup hasn't started and the impacts on Quesnel Lake are still entirely unknown.
Mount Polley, tailings pond, drinking water, mercury, arsenic, Imperial Metals

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.
Mount Polley, tailings pond, drinking water, mercury, arsenic, Imperial Metals

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.

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.