Q: What vision do you have for Sparwood beyond the lifespan of current mining operations?
A: I believe that the communities of the Elk Valley have a history and natural scenic beauty that is not to be overlooked. Supporting each other, I have no doubt that we have the ability to flourish after mining. The fortunate part is we have approximately 36 years to work with councils, citizens and all support groups to make this happen. Our valley, in its history and natural beauty, will attract the investment and alternative industry. I would venture to say that whatever the choices you and I will see world class outcomes.