Trout Spawning Activity in Hazeltine Creek at its Highest since 2019

August 3, 2022
Mount Polley is pleased to report there has been an increase in the number of adult rainbow trout and in spawning activity in Hazeltine Creek. Mount Polley completed a series of annual surveys to count individual adult rainbow trout using t… Read more »

Two Recent Scientific Papers Confirm Mount Polley’s Previously Reported Findings

June 13, 2022
Mount Polley Mining Corporation is Pleased that Two Recent Scientific Papers Confirm Mount Polley’s Previously Reported Findings. Two recently published reports (Granger et al., 2022 and Pyle et al., 2022) provide third party confirm… Read more »

Hazeltine Creek Remediation Wildlife Monitoring Plan Update

October 13, 2021
A Wildlife Monitoring Plan has been implemented in the Hazeltine Creek corridor, utilizing wildlife cameras to build an inventory of animals that are using the corridor to support local wildlife studies. Environmental monitoring prog… Read more »

Over 100 sockeye salmon adults return to spawn in Hazeltine Creek

October 5, 2021
After seven years of remediation work in Hazeltine Creek in response to the 2014 tailings dam breach, the salmon have returned to the creek to spawn. In stream work was completed in late August this year, just in time for the sockeye migratio… Read more »
Abundant Rainbow Trout observed upstream of fish fences, looking to transit into Hazeltine Creek from Polley Lake to spawn. [May 2017]

Fish populations thriving at Mount Polley

August 11, 2021
Habitat modelling reveals four times more juvenile fish are expected in Hazeltine Creek post-remediation efforts Mount Polley Mining Corporation is pleased to report that fish populations are thriving at Mount Polley.  Further… Read more »

A letter from the Mount Polley Team

March 3, 2021
Happy Holidays – we hope that everyone enjoyed a joyous holiday season and wish you all the best for 2021. A Covid-19 update – Mount Polley employees continue to take additional precautions to minimize the risks of COVID19 tra… Read more »
Remediated wetland habitat in Polley Flats

Mount Polley Environmental Monitoring

October 22, 2020
Environmental monitoring programs and closure research projects at Mount Polley mine site continue as planned. Remediation construction at the lower Hazeltine Creek and Edney Creek began this summer. Mount Polley staff, with assista… Read more »

September site tour with the Habitat Remediation Working Group

October 14, 2020
The remediation of Hazeltine Creek has been planned and advanced through the direct collaboration of Mount Polley mine employees, government agencies, First Nations and their technical advisors. This collective is called the Habitat… Read more »
Soda Creek Indian Band tour

Remediation continues at Mount Polley Mine site

October 14, 2020
Please check out this write-up by the Soda Creek First Nations on the remediation work being done at Mount Polley and the tour completed by South Creek Indian Band (SCIB). Remediation continues at Mt Polley Mine site (PDF)… Read more »
Site tour of Quesnel lake

Experts recommend leaving tailings in Quesnel Lake

September 17, 2020
Lately we have received questions about the water quality at Quesnel Lake, so here are a few Q&A’s which address this subject. First, what it means to conduct remediation? According to the BC Environmental Management Act, “remediati… Read more »
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Briefing Note on Hamilton et al 2020 paper

September 9, 2020
The following provides some comments from Mount Polley Mining Corporation (MPMC) on the Hamilton paper (Hamilton, et al. 2020)[1] regarding Quesnel Lake in relation to the TSF Breach at Mount Polley. The note is divided into general comm… Read more »
Collecting spawning Rainbow Trout from Hazeltine Creek. This was a challenge as the new fish habitat was vast and the fish had lots of places to hide! [May 2018]

Mount Polley built and managed an on-site fish hatchery in 2018

August 21, 2020
After the spill, a population monitoring program on Polley Lake indicated there had probably been a reduction in the age class of the population of Rainbow Trout (as upper Hazeltine Creek was the main spawning area for these trout). There w… Read more »
Upper Hazeltine Creek remediated area

Rainbow trout return to Hazeltine Creek

August 21, 2020
In 2018 a milestone was celebrated by the Mount Polley Environmental Team (MPET) when the efforts of the remediation work rebuilding Hazeltine Creek witnessed the return of Rainbow Trout, Redside Shiners and Long Nose Suckers to the rebu… Read more »
Dr. 'Lyn Anglin

Mount Polley Remediation Leader Named CIM Distinguished Lecturer

July 9, 2020
Imperial congratulations to Dr. ‘Lyn Anglin on being named a recipient of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum’s (CIM) Distinguished Lecturer award.  The CIM Awards honour the mining industry’s “finest for… Read more »
Mount Polley water quality

Mount Polley water quality is evidence of remediation

May 25, 2020
Mount Polley takes water quality very seriously. Extensive monitoring is evidencing the effectiveness of the remediation and site water management programs undertaken by Mount Polley. How is water quality monitored in Polley and Ques… Read more »
Hazeltine Creek, October 2019

Major milestones of Mount Polley’s environmental remediation efforts to date

April 21, 2020
The remediation effort at Mount Polley is ongoing; however, we are very proud of the major milestones that have been completed to-date. Repair of lower Edney Creek, re-establishment of link to Quesnel Lake and installation of new fish hab… Read more »
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Staying connected to the community during Mount Polley’s remediation

April 7, 2020
Did you know that over the past six years, over 39 community meetings have been organized and hosted by Mount Polley management and environmental staff? Mount Polley is committed to the environment and to ensuring the community is kept up t… Read more »
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Mount Polley Remediation’s 2019 Environmental Update

March 23, 2020
Extensive remediation work in the areas affected by the 2014 breach at Mount Polley has been achieved during the past five years. Over $70 million dollars has been spent on clean-up work, including environmental impact and risk assessmen… Read more »
Remediation at Mount Polley

Major remediation efforts to-date at Mount Polley

March 2, 2020
Mount Polley is proud of the major remediation efforts done to-date, including the building of a rainbow trout hatchery on-site in 2018 to raise more rainbow trout for Polley Lake $70 million has been spent on clean-up, environmental impa… Read more »
Hazeltine creek

The Mount Polley Team: Maintaining a Healthy Environment

February 28, 2020
Mout Polley continues to restore the environment during its current care and maintenance phase. With 14 staff members working at the Mount Polley site, as well as several contractors, the remediation team at Mount Polley co… Read more »
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Mount Polley Remediation Story

January 15, 2020
This is the story of Mount Polley Remedition – from tailings spill to environmental recovery Katie: “My name is Katie McMahen. I was born and raised here in Williams Lake and I was a member of the environmental team here at Mount… Read more »
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First Nations partners in Mount Polley remediation efforts

January 15, 2020
The Mount Polley remediation efforts have been underway for years. These efforts have benefited tremendously from the hard work of Mount Polley staff, Mount Polley’s First Nations partners, and local contractors and consultant… Read more »
Mount Polley environmental team member surveys remediated sites

Mount Polley recovery and remediation adds perspective

January 15, 2020
A lot has been written about the Mount Polley spill of 2014, though not so much about the remediation efforts which have been quietly underway for years to great effect. Mount Polley recovery and remediation continues. So far, over $70 mill… Read more »
Fishing on Polley lake

Mount Polley recovery receives widespread praise

January 14, 2020
Mount Polley’s remediation efforts have set a high standard in the industry as the company has taken a tailings spill and turned it into environmental recovery. Mount Polley’s efforts have been praised and labeled ‘s… Read more »