The Green Party of Manitoba Calls for a Moratorium on Mining in Provincial Parks
The Reed Lake mine is a small copper deposit, which will be mined out within 5 years. It is considered to be easy money because the site is close to the highway and requires no expensive infrastructure. “Five years of industrial activity means five years of calf deaths to the caribou herd already endangered from logging. This mine may very well be the tipping point which destroys one of Manitoba’s last herds of woodland caribou”, says Storey.