Editor, The Times:
I wonder how many people in B.C. realize that what is now the proposed Prosperity Mine project began simply enough with two prospectors exploring on horseback in the early 1930s? What these two prospectors did not know back then is that their discovery was the starting point for a series of events that would ultimately result in Taseko’s proposal to develop one of the largest deposits of copper and gold in the world.
Just as Taseko has already done with the Gibraltar Mine north of Williams Lake, the Prosperity Mine is a natural resource that can be developed into an unrivalled example of environmental protection and economic benefit, not only for B.C. but on a national level as well.
This is a critical moment in the long history of this world class mineral discovery. As British Columbians and as Canadians we owe it to future generations and the trailblazers of the past to tackle the challenges, seize the opportunity, and make the very best of this incredible resource. Properly and safely developed, the Prosperity Mine could be a benefit for many and for decades to come.