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Malahat First Nation plan to expand Bamberton quarry faces longer comment period – Times Colonist

Concerned local residents welcomed the chance to voice opinions on a plan few residents knew about until recently

Residents living around the Bamberton lands owned by the Malahat First Nation have been given a month to make their case against the expansion of a rock quarry on the site.

In a statement provided to the Times Colonist, the Energy and Mines Ministry said it required the Malahat Investment Corporation, the investment arm of the nation, to extend a period when it must advertise its intentions for the site so the information is more widely distributed.

The ministry said a 30-day public comment period will wrap up on Nov. 14.

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