TheNewswire / February 8, 2018 – Copper Creek Gold Corp. (the “Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Bennett, B.A., LL.B., to the Board of Directors, effective February 7, 2018. Mr. Bennett recently served as the Minister of Mines for the Province of British Columbia, holding a seat in the B.C. Legislature for 16 years.
Tim Fernback, Director of Copper Creek Gold Corp. comments: “We would like to welcome Mr. Bennett to the Copper Creek Board of Directors. Bill is a very accomplished individual with a considerable wealth of mining industry experience gained during his tenure as B.C.’s Mines Minister. His mineral exploration experience and international business relationships in mining jurisdictions like Chile will add considerable strength to our team as we grow our Company and properties globally.”
Bill Bennett was a government MLA in BC for 16 years in the Riding of Kootenay East. In addition to holding portfolios for Local Government and Tourism, Bill was named BC Mines Minister 3 separate times over his 16 year tenure.
Kootenay East contains five active metallurgical coal mines and there are dozens of active mineral exploration projects in the region. Bill became the “go-to” person in the BC government on mining issues for the BC business community…..
He has significant experience with all-natural resources issues and with First Nations issues. He led the BC government’s efforts over many years to restore BC’s competitiveness for exploration investment, including having improved the BC Ministry of Energy & Mines permitting process and helping to launch BC’s First Nations mine revenue sharing program.
There are few people in Canada who have such a strong combined knowledge of government processes, of the mining industry and of First Nations.