Mining in BC is experiencing accelerated growth in terms of innovation in technology and with the right the kind of support, it has the potential to change the face of mining in the province. Crownsmen Partners President Jerrod Downey and Director of Management and Training Gaudy Molina interview Tom Shypitka, MLA Kootenay East during the Crownsmen Podcast to understand why government should support mining in BC. “We are in the 4th generation of innovation with disruptive technologies coming in like automation, driverless vehicles etc. and we need the government to support, encourage and fund this. As we are competing in a global market, these things cannot be stalled for a political agenda” says Shypitka. According to Shypitka “Communities like the Kootenay East have traditionally been built around mining. My job is to keep the government on account. Get them to encourage, enhance and improve transitions and address comments and concerns from the industry in a timely manner.” Tom feels that there have been some good benchmarks and goals set for mining and mining practices however there are still some concerns regarding environment and water damage. The government’s objective should be to find a balance so as to not lose out on any aspect and create a stronger province.
Watch the latest podcast – Ep. 8 Understanding Sensor Based Ore Processing
Listen to the latest podcast – Ep. 8 Understanding Sensor Based Ore Processing