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BC hopes delaying power bills will keep mines' lights on

British Columbia Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett reported that the province is allowing mining companies to temporarily defer a portion of their hydro bills, an action aimed at keeping thousands of British Columbia's metal and coal mines workers on the job during the current slowdown in the sector due to low commodity prices.

"Rural communities across B.C. depend on the high-paying jobs...


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