Terrace to bid on mining conference

Terrace will be putting a bid in to host Minerals North in 2013.

Terrace will be putting a bid in to host Minerals North in 2013.

City councillor Brian Downie suggested the community host the popular annual mining conference at a council meeting Jan. 10, and it was met with support.

Downie pointed out that hosting Minerals North in 2007 was a success for Terrace, and said it really put Terrace on the map in support of the mining sector.

“That’s something that has benefitted our business community over the last few years,” he said, adding that this will be around the time the Northwest Transmission line will be constructed, and other large projects will be in the horizon.

“It would be a significant event to have it in Northwest B.C.,” he said of the conference.

Council decided that the Terrace Economic Development Authority will take the lead in organizing the bid. This year, Stewart is hosting the mining conference from April 27 to 29. Burns Lake is scheduled to host it in 2012.