BC Election 2013 Hot Riding: Kamloops-North Thompson

“For the moment, the area southwest of Kamloops, B.C., remains rolling grassland, interspersed with patchy woods and lakes. But already, terracing of the ground has begun. By 2014, full-scale construction could start to transform the landscape into a 261-hectare open pit mine for gold and copper…”

Ore would be blasted mere kilometers away from Kamloops residential areas and schools– spurring both politicians and doctors to become more involved in the mine proceedings.

It was at the height of the 2013 British Columbia election season that the Kamloops Physicians for a Healthy Environment was formed. Their goal? To petition politicians for a more comprehensive, independent health report on the proposed mine.

Check out the full story, where I explore the impact of this group of local doctors are having in the political debate.

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