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Alternative landfill proposed for GVRD

Kamloops Mayor Ella Brown is continuing a lobby to convince the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) to consi...


Kamloops Mayor Ella Brown is continuing a lobby to convince the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) to consider an alternative option to the proposed landfill site at the Ashcroft Ranch: the Highland Valley Copper site.

She appeared with Highland Valley president Wolf Nikkel and Sperling Hansen Associates principal Tony Sperling as a delegation at the March 9 meeting of the GVRD’s waste management committee in Burnaby. The group offered a Power Point presentation on the technical merits of Highland Valley Copper as a landfill site. Current owner Teck Cominco support developing a landfill at the mine site.
The committee requested that GVRD staff prepare a comprehensive report on the Highland Valley Copper landfill proposal to be tabled at the next meeting on April 18.

Council received Brown’s report for information, along with an unsolicited e-mail from Bill McIntyre of FairForce Communications in White Rock. McIntyre had been involved in the proposal to transfer Toronto’s residential waste to the Adams Mine near Kirkland Lake, Ontario and was prompted by media reports of the March 9 meeting to warn council of the challenges it may face.


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