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KIRKNESS ADMITS THAT HIS BLASTING CAUSED FEBRUARY 18 VEDDER MOUNTAIN LANDSLIDE

June 14, 2017 At a meeting at Yarrow Community Hall on May 18, 2017 called by Dave Caughill & Jim Dunkley, Inspector of Mines, to listen to the concerns of affected residents, Bryan Kirkness admitted that the landslide was caused … Continue reading

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Kirkness blocks City’s release of mining data for 2011-12: Why?

Investigator’s Fact Report In the Matter of a Request for Review between Kirkness Pacific Holdings Ltd. (“third party”) and the City of Chilliwack (“public body”) Written Inquiry under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (“FIPPA”) Office of … Continue reading

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Ministry of Mines Orders – Mar 16, 2017

An update from the Ministry of Mines to MLA Laurie Throness – Mar 16, 2017 – Click here for pdf Also a Geotechnical Report Vedder Mountain Landslide Assessment – Click here for pdf

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News Coverage on Vedder Slide

Internet Links: http://www.theprogress.com/breaking_news/415910004.html http://www.theprogress.com/news/414259293.html http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/chilliwack-landslide-vedder-mountain-1.3990013 Archived pdf Copies: Chilliwack home still under evacuation after landslide on Vedder Road – British Columbia – CBC NewsQuarry blasting ‘likely’ cause of Chilliwack landslide_ geotechnical report – Chilliwack NewsUPDATED_ Quarry owner denies blasting led … Continue reading

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LETTER REGARDING VEDDER MOUNTAIN SLIDE TO INSPECTOR OF MINES

In light of the recent Vedder Mountain slide the following letter was sent to the Inspector of Mines. Click here for pdf: LETTER REGARDING VEDDER MOUNTAIN SLIDE TO INSPECTOR OF MINES

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FOI shows Kirkness violated his mining permit again in 2010

November 25, 2013 We requested information through Freedom of Interest (FOI) channels regarding the amount of gravel removed by Kirkness Pacific Holdings Ltd/Western Explosives relative to his mining permit Q-7-76 issued by the Ministry of Energy and Mines. The permit … Continue reading

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Vedder River Salmon Habitat Restored

In September and October a massive salmon habitat restoration project was launched by the Department of Fisheries & Oceans in the Hopedale wetlands, between the setback dikes and the Vedder River. The spawning channels being restored are located between the … Continue reading

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