2011

16 September 2011

BBNC Shareholder Informational Meeting

BBNC Shareholder Informational Meeting in Dillingham, Alaska at the Elementary School at 6 P.M.

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15 September 2011

BBNC Shareholder Informational Meeting

BBNC Shareholder Informational Meeting in Koliganek, Alaska at the Koliganek School Gym at 6 P.M.

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13 September 2011

BBNC mailing urges shareholders' vote

In advance of the "Save Our Salmon" vote taking place this October in the Lake and Peninsula Borough, BBNC announced today in a news release that it has sent letters to more than 800 shareholders in the borough, urging them to participate. The letters urge shareholders to "make your voices heard on this important issue." BBNC also sent a letter to shareholders elsewhere in Alaska. For those researching the subject, we've assembled this collection of our previous postings about the "Save Our Salmon" initiative, which include one story and several news round-ups:

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10 September 2011

BBNC Shareholder Informational Meeting

BBNC Shareholder Informational Meeting in Nondalton, Alaska at the Community Building at 1 P.M.

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09 September 2011

BBNC Shareholder Informational Meeting

BBNC Shareholder Informational Meeting at Port Heiden, Alaska at Ray's Place at 7 P.M.

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07 September 2011

Pebble Watch team to present at science conference

Members of the Pebble Watch science team will participate in the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Arctic Division, taking place in Dillingham, Wednesday, September 21 through Saturday, September 24. The conference includes panels, technical sessions and a poster session around the theme "Ecosystems: Understanding the Cycles."

Tiel Smith, BBNC Land and Resource Manager, will discuss "Mining in Western Alaska," Thursday, September 22, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the Bristol Bay Campus of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, on a panel that includes Alaska House District 37 (Dillingham) representative Bryce Edgmon, Pebble Partnership CEO John Shively, Former Alaska State Senate President Rick Halford, and Ed Farley, Ph.D., a fisheries biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The Pebble Watch team will also be presenting during a poster session, Thursday, September 22, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Dillingham Elementary School. The team's poster, "Pebble Watch: An educational and fact-based initiative," outlines BBNC's educational outreach efforts related to the proposed Pebble mine and explain why the corporation continues to support this "impartial, educational and fact-based" effort. Pebble Watch includes a print newsletter and this web site, both of which provide summaries of existing scientific data and current news about the status of the development.

For information on when and where to find the Pebble Watch team, see the schedule that follows:

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01 September 2011

BBNC Shareholder Informational Meeting

BBNC Shareholder Informational Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Time and place to be determined.

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30 August 2011

Pebble Mine in the News: September 1

To help keep readers up-to-date, Pebble Watch offers regular roundups of news articles related to the proposed Pebble Mine:

"Proposed Pebble gold mine faces long, difficult journey" (August 31, 2011 - Alaska Dispatch)
Mining in Alaska isn't as easy as it used to be. Old mines of Alaska lore like the fabled Kennecott copper mine near McCarthy did not face a maze of federal and state regulation. There was no Environmental Protection Agency back in the early 1900s, when Kennecott Minerals Co. mined and milled some 4 million tons of copper ore worth more than $4.5 billion in 2011 dollars. Read the entire article at Alaska Dispatch.com.

"Northern Dynasty puts stake in Pebble prospect up for sale" (August 31, 2011 - Anchorage Daily News)
A mining company with a 50 percent interest in a huge copper and gold deposit where hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent on exploration is trying to find a buyer for the contentious project. Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. CEO Ron Thiessen said the Vancouver-based company is considered a junior mining company. What the Pebble Mine project needs is a mega-mining company to step in and help move the project forward, he said. Read the entire article in the Anchorage Daily News.

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27 August 2011

BBNC Shareholder Informational Meeting

BBNC Shareholder Informational Meeting in Naknek, Alaska at the Village Council Building at 12 noon.

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26 August 2011

BBNC Shareholder Informational Meeting

BBNC Shareholder Informational Meeting in Levelock, Alaska at the Village Rec. Hall at 5 P.M.

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