Slinky mine on hold

Dawson residents are waiting to hear what their councillors have to say about a proposal to build a mine in the middle of town. On October 14, the town held an appeal hearing over its decision to grant a conditional permit to Darrell Carey.

Dawson residents are waiting to hear what their councillors have to say about a proposal to build a mine in the middle of town.

On October 14, the town held an appeal hearing over its decision to grant a conditional permit to Darrell Carey. He wants to mine several gold claims he owns under the Midnight Dome subdivision.

The mine has been a contentious issue amongst residents since it was first proposed early this spring.

Residents are concerned the mine will create noise and safety issues and damage existing bike and ski trails on the Dome.

They’re also worried Carey won’t reconstruct the Old Dome Road after ripping it up to look for gold.

The city received 14 appeals against the mine and none in favour.

At the October 14 meeting, Mayor Peter Jenkins was quoted as saying a decision would be given 10 days later.

As of Friday morning, council had not released any decision about the mine.

A vote was held Wednesday night after the regular council meeting, said resident Jim Taggart.

Residents are expected to hear a decision Friday afternoon.

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