Lessons learned from Tsolum River mine spill

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(Tsolum River, images courtesy of tsolumriver.org.)

Some good news yesterday about the Mount Polley tailings spill: most of the water restrictions are now dropped, and offficially, it's okay to eat fish again in Quesnel Lake.

There have also been encouraging developments based on the most recent water quality tests.

But it could be years before we know what the lasting impact will be.

On Vancouver Island, people who live along the Tsolum river know very well about the long term effect of mining waste.

They've also turned it around.

Jack Minard is the Executive Director of the Tsolum River Restoration Society.

Daybreak reached him in Courtenay.

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