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The East Kootenay Chamber of Mines Drill Core Library near Ft. Steele, British Columbia

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EKCM Director's at Minerals South 2015

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Cranbrook Mayor Lee Pratt with EKCM president Jason Jacob at the opening of the 2015 Minerals South Conference

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A diamond drill site near Bull River, BC

Diamond Drill Display

Farren Billey, Director of the EKCM,  describes diamond driilling to local school children at the 2015 Minerals South.

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East Kootenay Chamber of Mines

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Your Information Source for Mining Information in the East Kootenay's!

EKCM now on Facebook!

The East Kootenay Chamber of Mines now has a Facebook profile.  You can find us by clicking on the Facebook icon at the top of the page.  We look forward to your visit.

Rick Conte, Executive Vice President of the Association for Mineral Exploration, has requested feedback from Chamber members on a review by the Ministry of Energy and Mines of the "Financial Security Policy for Mine Reclamation".

His request was outlined in a letter to EKCM below,

Hello.

AME has been asked by the Ministry of Energy and Mines to participate in a review of the financial security policy for mine reclamation. The security policy “…must have at its core the twin goals of protecting the taxpayer and industry competitiveness.“

You would see this policy matter in terms of the security bond that is required with the Notice of Work.

I would be interested in hearing from you on any aspect of the security process including:

  1. Timing of the security, e.g. when it is being asked for
  2. Types of security instruments, e.g. cash, letters of credit, bonds, other financial instruments that are not currently accepted, etc.
  3. Assessment of the security amount, do you understand how the amount is calculated
  4. Your general agreement, or not, with the amount of security, can you discuss the amount with the Inspector
  5. How your reclamation efforts are assessed
  6. How your security is returned to you
  7. How your security is used by government to carry out the reclamation if that occurs
  8. Timing of the overall process
  9. And anything else related to reclamation security.

I would appreciate your feedback on this matter as this is our opportunity to try to achieve change.

Please feel free to forward this note to anyone that may have concerns, complaints, general information and that wishes to share it. All information can be sent to my email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you,

Rick

As part of the Land Access and Use Committee (LAUC) a survey has been created by the Association of Mineral Exploration of BC (AMEBC), that will track your experience with the current permitting system, what is working well, what needs improvement, delays, etc, so that the information can be used to help government build a better system.

The link to the survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/T82TVNY

The survey will remain open until the end of August. If you have any questions, please contact Jill Pardoe who is in charge of this initiative. Jill can be contacted at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This survey provides a valuable opportunity to provide your feedback and experiences working within the current mine permitting process.

Please join us for our Annual General Meeting on June 30, 2016 at  6:00 PM at the East Kootenay Chamber of Mines Office located at:

Suite 201 #45; 16 - 11 Ave. S.
Cranbrook, BC, Canada
V1C4J5

We look forward to seeing you there!

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