Faro Mine: Monthly Archives - October 2010
SNEAK PEEK - View the Promo Trailer on Selkirk First Nation Student's Journey into the Mining World!
October 26, 2010
Faro Mine Closure Project's Community Coordinator, Ellie Marcotte, coordinated a summer student program which included touring and working alongside various contractors on water monitoring and treatment at the former Faro Mine Complex.
Besides learning about the history of the site, the four Selkirk First Nation students also visited other Yukon mines such as Minto and Brewery Creek. They expanded their curriculum by travelling to Smithers, BC where they visited the Kemess Mine and the Dome Mountain Project which are both implementing remediation activities.
While in Smithers, students also met with students from the Northwest Community College's School of Exploration & Mining Program and gained an understanding of the different career options available within the mining and exploration world. What makes this project unique is that the four students' learning and experiences were captured on video.
A two-person video crew from Calums Day Media Productions followed the students on their trips, projects and activities. The goal is to develop a documentary of the participants learning journey which will be shown to students in Pelly Crossing. The project's Community Office in Pelly Crossing and Yukon Mine Training Association funded the project.
The documentary is still in production but we've got a sneak preview of the documentary trailer!
Click on the link and see meet the students for yourself!
Hot Off The Press: Latest Faro Closure Update Newsletter On-Line
October 14, 2010
The latest Faro Mine Site Closure Update Newsletter features information about the Grum Sulphide Cell Cover early remediation project and a fresh outsider's perspective on the Faro Mine Closure Project. It is also full of great photos!
The Newsletter is being distributed to the communities of Pelly Crossing, Ross River, Watson Lake and the Town of faro.
It is also posted on-line!
To read the English version: Faro Update - October 2010
To read the French version: Mise √† jour - octobre 2010
To receive a hard copy in the mail, please send an email to Brigitte Parker.