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The BC government has announced what it's calling a new "mining strategy" to promote growth in what is already a booming industry.
Energy and Mines Minister Rich Coleman says the plan includes further streamlining of regulations, and building partnerships with first nations.
His government hopes to see eight new mines up and running in BC by 2015.
"We're well on our way to our goal but this strategy sends an international message to the marketplace that BC this year is a partner to work with them on their investments in the province and make sure we create the jobs and the investment that we're looking for."
Coleman admits the return to the P-S-T will cost the industry some money, but so far that's not scaring away investors.