I would like to offer my support for the proposed coal mine near Buckley Bay.
I am confident that the mine review process is thorough and scientific, and that if the mine is approved it will be a great benefit to the mid-Island and to the provincial treasury.
My primary concern with the mine is the increased traffic on Highway 4 to Port Alberni. This is a great opportunity to complete a new connector from the Island Highway to Port Alberni through the Horne Lake area.
Perhaps the construction of this road should be a condition of the mine’s approval.