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NEWS RELEASE · 11th June 2013
SNCIRE wants to maximize local benefits of resource development while minimizing the negative social and environmental impacts.

Sean Markey of SFU’s Centre for Sustainable Community Development will be in Terrace Monday, June 24, 2013, to discuss how to we, as a community, can achieve this balance.

This presentation is part of SNCIRE’s Annual General Meeting. Everyone is welcome to the AGM and the talk.

Monday, June 24, 2013
8pm — Sean Markey presentation
at the Terrace Art Gallery (downstairs Terrace Public Library at George Little Park), Terrace, BC - 4610 Park Avenue.

Sean Markey is Simon Fraser University’s Acting Director of the Centre for Sustainable Community Development, Associate Dean of Faculty of Environment, and an Associate Professor with the Resource and Environmental Management program.

Markey’s research focuses on local and regional economic development, rural and small-town development, and community sustainability. He is widely published in academic journals and is co-author of several books on community development in rural British Columbia and Northern BC.

The Skeena-Nass Centre for Innovation in Resource Economics (SNCIRE) is a nonprofit society serving Northwest BC. Through innovation and research, we identify, develop and promote opportunities to build a resilient and sustainable natural resource economy in the Skeena-Nass region.
Comment by david dickinson on 12th June 2013
Benefits and impacts? This doesn't sound very "neutral." Not sure if they are supposed to be neutral. Is this group anti-environment?

If the purpose of all this is to promote business interests, fine. If the purpose is to have an open discussion, the title should be changed to "costs and benefits" or perhaps "resource development impacts."