A handful of non-profit groups throughout Smithers are benefitting from a proposed Northern mine.
A Seabridge Gold, Inc. spokesperson says the company wanted to give back to communities involved in their latest “KSM” mining project and have donated up to $1500 to 5 local groups.
Environmental Affairs Manager Elizabeth Miller says the company wanted to recognize these northern workers.
“Non-profit groups in Northwest BC should benefit from the KSM project because we are located in Northwest BC, our staff are located in Northwest BC and we’re part of the community,” she says.
The following recipients were chosen by a public vote:
· Smithers Ski and Snowboard Club – Course maintenance $500;
· Bulkley Valley Research Centre – Education and outreach $500;
· Bulkley Valley Childcare Society – Children’s educational program funding $1000;
· Smithers Library – 3-D printing technology $1500;
· Bulkley Valley Search and Rescue – Search and rescue supplies $1500
Five other non-profits in Terrace, Stewart, and Greenville also received money. The ten grants totalled $10,000.