Could a new coal mine help remediate old environmental hazards in the Crowsnest Pass?

There are two abandoned and unreclaimed old coal mines which currently pose an environmental problem in the southern Alberta rockies. But according to Crowsnest Pass mayor Blair Painter, a new coal mine could actually help remediate these sites while enhancing the local economy for years to come. He also says the coal specifically available in the Crowsnest Pass region is premium metallurgical coal used for steelmaking.


Jeannette Rocher

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends. 

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