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Author and university lecturer Joan Kuyek will speak at the Water Tower Inn on Jan. 30

Joan Kuyek, author, university lecturer and founding coordinator of MiningWatch Canada will be in Sault Ste. Marie on Thursday, Jan. 30 to explore the true social and economic costs of mining with a particular focus on the Ring of Fire and related developments, such as the proposed ferrochrome smelter.

Co-hosted by NORDIK Institute, Clean North. the Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy, and Algoma’s Water Tower Inn, the event is expected to attract substantial local interest in Kuyek’s most recent book, Unearthing Justice: How to Protect Your Community from the Mining Industry.

“Joan Kuyek has over thirty years’ experience in analyzing the social, environmental and economic costs of mining, and working with communities to develop environmental assessments, cost-benefit Agreements and stop unethical mining practices” says Sean Meades, NORDIK’s Director. “We are very fortunate to have this opportunity to hear from one of Canada’s leading authorities on the economics of mining”.

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