Support is lacking

Where is all this support the project proponent claims is there?

In your August 27 edition, Compliance Coal CEO Stephen Ellis stated that the proposed coal mine at Buckley Bay/ Fanny Bay has the support of local residents.

Such an assertion demands scrutiny in the light of the facts.

Briefly, the facts opposing or expressing concern of  this proposed mine are as follows:

• Some 65 individual organizations and businesses have registered their opposition/concern (list available upon request).

• nine local governments and elected representatives expressed opposition or concern.

• two Labor councils.

• two First Nations.

• approximately 5,000 submissions with over 95 per cent indicating concern for and/or opposition to the project.

• an estimated 1,500 persons turned out for the three public meetings.

The above facts clearly indicate that there is no social license for this mine.

They stand in stark contrast to the comments of Ellis.

Campbell Connor





Just Posted

Homes, roads flooded in Whiskey Creek following downpour

Crews aid flooded homeowners while roads near Hwy 4 closed Sunday morning

SOGI rally disrupts school board meeting, but business carries on

Chilliwack school board makes statement in support of B.C.-wide gender identity teaching resource

Heavy snowfall closes Mount Washington for the day

Road to ski resort deemed unsafe, “high avalanche danger”

Oceanside Generals stun Victoria, 3-2

Junior B club snaps seven-year losing streak to Cougars

Man receives four-year sentence for stabbing Good Samaritan near Qualicum Beach

Jeffrey Brian MacDonald sentenced to additional 242 days in jail

Parksville MakerSpace members ride the rails

New room added for model train enthusiasts; workshop set for Jan. 21

UPDATE: Ferries sailing again after stormy weather caused cancellations

B.C. Ferries cancelled numerous sailings around Vancouver Island today, Jan. 21

Vessel washed ashore in Campbell River during last night’s storm

A vessel appears to have gotten loose and washed to shore on… Continue reading

Liberals quietly tap experts to write new paternity leave rules

Ideas include creating an entirely new leave benefit similar to one that exists in Quebec

Insurers say Canadian weather getting hotter, wetter and weirder

Average number of days with heavy rain or snow across Canada has been outside norm since spring 2013

Final phase of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy trials to kick off in B.C.

Doctors hope to get psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy legalized in Canada and the U.S. by 2021

Wind warning back in effect around Vancouver Island

80 km/h winds expected Saturday, Jan. 20, on east coast of Island, 100 km/h on west coast

UPDATE: Police continue to seek missing Qualicum Beach woman

Oceanside RCMP requesting public assistance in locating Carmel Georgina Gilmour

VIDEO: Thousands join women’s march events across B.C.

Today marks one year since the first Women’s March on Washington

Most Read