Mayor McDougall and area representatives attended the mining breakfast at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM) this morning. John Pumphrey, Chief Operating Officer for North Coal Ltd., spoke on their project for a new metallurgical (coking) coal mine and was a sponsor of the breakfast.
From Saturday March 24 to approximately Monday April 9, Teck will be transporting raw coal from Elkview Operations along Highway 3 and Corbin Road to be processed at Coal Mountain Operations processing plant. Coal is being transported to Coal Mountain in order to use the existing facilities there and optimize operations across the Elk Valley.
We are witnessing more and more trucks coming into Sparwood who are failing to properly clean their vehicles before leaving the mine site and as a result, the community is seeing deposits of coal left behind on our roads, private driveways and parking lots.