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Nelson-Creston MLA says new West-Kootenay mine will create more jobs in the region

The CertainTeed gypsum mine will go ahead now that it has Nelson-Creston MLA’s stamp of approval.

Michelle Mungall says the company will provide more employment in the West-Kootenay region.

She says construction of the mine will create 43 full-time positions and 17 more going into the future.

She adds CertainTeed is dedicated to reducing environmental impacts.

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The environmental assessment certificate that was granted set out 21 conditions for the company to follow during the life of the mine.

Including a groundwater monitoring plan and a First Nations engagement plan.

 

Construction is expected to cost 23.7 million with annual operating costs of 4.3 million.

 

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