COMMITTEE for a CLEAN KETTLE VALLEY
KEEP IT IN THE GROUND
The CCKV was first formed in the late seventies when a small group of Boundary citizens became aware and concerned that Norcen Energy Resources’ had been actively doing uranium research in the area. The Blizzard claim, Norcen’s most promising, located between the main branch of the Kettle River and its primary tributary the West Kettle, was of particular concern to the budding group.
They staged many successful motorcades that brought awareness to the community however they were not always met with community support.
In October of 1978 they organized one of their most successful motorcades. The British Colombian media loving their colourful antics
covered it extensively and when the Boundary began seeing their neighbours on TV protecting their watershed, support grew. A public
meeting in Rock Creek that same month with media present saw the tides change and a small community’s concerns now mushroomed into
a whole province of informed citizens ready to show resistance to uranium exploration and mining.
The CCKV breathed a sigh of relief and began a well deserved rest.
Due to the renewed interest in the Blizzard uranium claim potential, the lapse of the 7 year uranium moratorium and the skyrocketing price of that deadly element the CCKV reactivated and began organizing again a public campaign to inform the community and the Province of the dangers associated with uranium exploration and mining.
Just short of 30 years has passed and the CCKV is still a relatively small group of individuals brought together by a mutual concern
for their local environment. Much like the CCKV of the past, today’s core group is really congealed by association and commitment
and while there are a handful of volunteers who do the organising and managerial necessities, there are many who call themselves CCKV
members and support and aid in what we do. We welcome everyone's ideas equally and through the diverse interests of our membership,
we enjoy the widespread networking that develops
The Committee for a Clean Kettle Valley
About the CCKV and the Kettle Valley
Nuclear Power & Uranium Mining
Keep B.C. Nuclear Free.
Stop Uranium Mining