Hudson's Hope Mayor says coal mine deal was called off

One is the 860 million dollar coal mine planned for a location, 25 kilometres south of Hudson's Hope.
A ministry spokesman says the other one is a second mining project valued at about 500 million dollars at an unspecified location.

However, an article in the Vancouver Sun says it too will be in the Northeast, and it also quotes Hudson's Hope mayor Karen Anderson as saying the government's announcement does not conform with her understanding of the identified project's development.

She says her district supports the Gething project, but it proponents announced in September, it was being abandoned, due to an unresolved conflict with the West Moberly First Nation.

The newspaper says it is one of three aboriginal groups with a territorial interest in the mine property, but as yet there's been no comment from West Moberly Chief, Roland Wilson, on yesterday's announcement from Beijing.

The Sun quotes the Premier as saying she's confident that progress can be made on the project, first announced in 2006, including resolution of First Nation's issues.

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