BUSINESS – FVRD Has A Problem With Hydro-Electric Dams And Abbotsford Mine Idea

Fraser Valley – The FVRD, Fraser Valley Regional District has made it clear that it opposes two proposals that would have an environmental impact.

First, The FVRD, the City of Abbotsford along with Metro Vancouver are against a gravel mine proposal for Sumas Mountain in Abbotsford.

The Provincial Ministry of Energy and Mines says there’s an application to mine part of Sumas Mountain and they’re looking for feedback.

There is a 310 acre piece of land, located in the Sumas Mountain Inter-Regional Park, that is in the cross-hairs. The obvious concern is over the local environmental impact as well as wear and tear to city roads.

Second, the FVRD has made it clear that it is against a proposed run of river power project in the Chilliwack River Valley.

KMC Energy Corp has applied for a hydro-electric project on Tamihi Creek. Kayakers mlove this area for the water.

FVRD Area E Director Orian Engar says the environmental and recreational risks are too great while  KMC feels the effects would not be significant.

The $50 million plant has been in the works for 7 years, however, it remains on the drawing board as the Province would first have to sign off on the deal.

 

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