Editorial: Province should clean up mine sites

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When it takes a tireless volunteer and a law student to do the government’s work, something is wrong. Ken Farquharson, a retired engineer, and law student Matthew Nefstead tracked down the former owner of an abandoned copper-mine dump that has been contaminating the Jordan River for decades. Thanks to their work, a cleanup is planned, and all those who have been working to bring salmon back to the river are seeing signs of hope.

It is, as Calvin Sandborn of the University of Victoria’s Environmental Law Centre says, a good-news story.

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