Imperial Metals’ Mt Polley Mine Disaster with Loretta Williams, Protecting the Flathead River Valley with Mark Worthing

Loretta Williams is a councillor with the Xeni Gwet’in First Nations Government, which is one of the six Tsilhquot’in communities situated in the interior of BC downstream from the Mt. Polley dam breach site.  She’s also a member of the First Nations Women Advocating Responsible Mining (FNWARM) group, and she sits on the Executive and Partnership Accord Leadership Tables with the First Nations’ Health Authority.  Loretta shares concerns about Imperial Metals’ unpreparedness for this disaster, about the future of water quality and First Nations’ efforts to protect the magnificent BC wilderness that attracts travellers from all over the world.  

Mark Worthing is the Flathead Outreach Coordinator with BC’s Sierra Club, he thinks now is the best time for the BC Government to establish park status for this pristine area located in the southeast corner of the province and bordering Alberta’s Waterton Parks and Montana’s Glacier National Park (both of which enjoy park protection).  Mark also shares stories about non-violent activist work with Greenpeace, and his travels to Alaska where he witnessed many diverse wildlife species while aboard a research ship.

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About Janine Bandcroft

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