Mayor says adit ‘unlikely’ to open again by summer

Mayor Greg Granstrom gave a brief update to council about “several meetings” he has had with Teck regarding the mining adit of the museum, but offered very little solid information except to say “we are in negotiations” and the adit was “unlikely” to open this summer.

  • May. 11, 2011 5:00 p.m.

Mayor Greg Granstrom gave a brief update to council about “several meetings” he has had with Teck regarding the mining adit of the museum, but offered very little solid information except to say “we are in negotiations” and the adit was “unlikely” to open this summer.

Granstrom said that all parties understand the importance of the matter — especially as the museum faces a second summer in a row with the negative impact to reputation and revenue caused by the closed adit — and the mayor added that “Teck is insistent that it move forward; they understand the relevance.”

The meetings have involved discussions of proposals and tours of other operations “under Teck’s wing,” to help the city and museum understand their concerns.

“We should all understand,” Granstrom told council, “that the museum is fully aware what’s going on and quite happy with how things are proceeding.”