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TIMMINS – The impact of mining and the importance of reclamation practices will be the topic of conversation over the next few days as Whish Ki Yak It 2013 kicks off on Tuesday morning.
The conference is a joint venture between AMAK, Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines, the University of Waterloo and Golder Associates and will host a number of key speakers which will comment on the current state of mining in the country.
“We are a partner on the final conference night for Wish Ki Yak It,” said Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre curator Karen Bachmann. “This is the final conference night and we’ve brought in Joseph Boyden a Canadian Author and the entire evening is geared as a cultural exchange.”
Participants will be introduced to reclamation on Tuesday morning with a tour of Goldcorps award winning Coniaurum Reclamation site, where the geomorphic approach, environmental monitoring and traditional ecological knowledge and traditional knowledge will be cross examined.
The program begins bright and early on Wednesday morning with Goldcorp hosting tours of its Naybob Site, Hollinger Tailings Management Area and finally a tour of the completed Three Nations Lake reclamation area.
Thursday will see further introspection for participants as they tour the Nighthawk Lake reclamation area, a culturally sensitive area and historic gathering place.
The Nighthawk Lake area played host to some of the first claims staked at the onset of the Porcupine Gold Rush.
Thursday evening will mark the end of the conference with a discussion featuring Boyden, an award-winning Canadian Author.
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