Open House coming on Sept. 13

Yellowhead Mining president extends invitation to residents of all North Thompson communities

Editor, The Times:

Yellowhead Mining Inc. is progressing in the development of its Harper Creek copper_gold-silver mine located approximately eight km due south of Vavenby.

Last March we published our Harper Creek Feasibility Study, which demonstrated the technical and economic viability of the project. This is a public document and can be accessed on our website www.yellowheadmining.com.

Our current focus is to complete our environmental baseline data collection and analysis for the Environmental Application, which we plan on submitting to the provincial and federal regulators in November 2012.

At this point, the application will go through a 30-day screening process and then a 180-day review and public consultation. During the public consultation, you, as residents of the surrounding area, will be again consulted and encouraged to submit any comments or questions you may have.

At the same time, we are collecting the information needed for our Mines Act Permit application so that we will be in a position to receive our Mines Act Permit shortly after receipt of the Environmental Certificate. This is the permit that allows us to commence construction.

We have received many job applications from local residents working far away from home and are doing our best to bring this project to fruition as fast as possible to provide local jobs and opportunities for local residents.

On Thursday, Sept. 13, our management team and I will hold an open house in the Clearwater Community Resource Centre. We will be there from 12 noon to 7 p.m. and available to answer any questions, discuss the project and the benefits that will accrue to the community in terms of jobs and the significantly increased economic opportunities and activities. If you have an issue that concerns you, please come out to the open house and ask us.

We are building an $840 million project. Your support is appreciated and essential to get this done for the benefit of you as local residents, the local communities, and our province.

Since our initial open house in June 2011, we have been building a database of potential employees and contractors who have expressed their interest in working at Harper Creek.

If you want to be included, please send your resume and/or qualifications to info@yellowheadmining.com. We keep all resumes in our database for when we commence the hiring/contracting process.

Please put Sept. 13 on your calendar. I look forward to welcoming each of you.

Ian Smith, president and CEO

Yellowhead Mining Inc.

 

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