Despite the tragic breach of the Mount Polley mine tailings pond on Aug. 4, the Central Cariboo Chilcotin Coast Tourism Association (CCCTA) reports that tourism operators in that area are forging ahead with plans for their summer guests.
The tailings pond dam breach resulted in a precautionary water use ban, which has since been lifted.
CCCTA chief executive officer Amy Thacker notes that all of the tourism businesses on Quesnel Lake and certainly throughout the entire Cariboo remain open and fully operational.
CCCTA board chair Pat Corbett, who owns The Hills Health Ranch, notes the breach impacts a relatively small area of the Cariboo region and there is no reason to disrupt any travel plans to the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast.
The Cariboo Regional District has current information on its CRD website at www.cariboord.ca or call 250-398-5581.