Friday, April 26, 2013
Minerals North focuses on renewed activity in Northwest Mining sector
They're holding quite the celebration in Terrace this week, with the Mining Sector the centrepiece of the Minerals North exhibition, a three day conference that features displays, speakers and a trade show all focused on the mining industry and providing Terrace the opportunity to place itself firmly as the service centre of development of the sector in the Northwest.
It's the 25 annual gathering of Minerals North, the annual conference returning to the city which hosted the very first one back in 1989, this years event will attract over 750 delegates, with more than 500 of them travelling from other locations to take part.
Included among those 500 out of town visitors, former Vancouver Canuck Trevor Linden who was to give an address to the gathering on Friday morning.
The three day conference comes to an end today.
CFNR has been streaming items of interest from the conference through their website, top left corner.
Mining has been making a rather impressive comeback around the Northwest of late, you can review some of the projects underway or in development from our Mining sector archive here.
Some of the discussion sessions of the last few days have involved the need for the Mining sector to observe respect and partnership with First Nations in the region.
More information about the 25th edition of the conference can be found on the Minerals North website
Below you can find some of the reviews of developments from the conference.
CFNR-- Demonstrators Gather Outside Mining Convention
CFNR-- Iskut First Nation calls on Fortune Minerals to Cease Mine Operations
Terrace Standard-- Miners converge on city
CFTK-- Minerals North Conference a platform for First Nation Issues
CFTK-- Minerals North Conference (video)
CFTK-- Minerals North Preview (video)