2008-11-12

Resource data collected for entire region

A new survey from Geoscience BC will help develop economic diversification and stimulate exploration industry interest for northern communities devastated by the Mountain Pine Beetle. Geoscience BC planned to release their QUEST-West airborne gravity survey on their website at noon on November 6.

“This survey will provide our northern communities with the information to move forward and to take advantage of new economic opportunities,” says Prince George-Omineca MLA John Rustad, who is also chair of the Northern Caucus. “Our government has been a long supporter of the vital work conducted by Geoscience BC and I’m pleased the organization is once again assisting in the growth of Northern residents.”

The QUEST-West gravity survey covers over 40,000 square kilometres, and includes the communities of Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake, Burns Lake, Topley, Granisle, Houston, Telkwa, Smithers, Terrace and Kitimat.