The Quintette mine is reopening with the Government of BC announcing the approval of the permit applications by Teck Resources. The re-opening of the mine, which was closed operating from 1982 to 2000 is expected to cost Teck $860 million into the facilities and operations, and part of that is an employment force of more than 500 new full-time jobs in the area. Partnerships are still required from local First Nations such as Saulteau First Nations, West Moberly First Nations, McLeod Lake Indian Band, Doig River First Nation, Halfway River First Nation and Prophet River First Nations.
Quintette is expected to yield three million metric tonnes of steel-making coal per year using an open pit mining method. Coal from this project will be shipped south to Prince George then west to Prince Rupert for shipping to overseas markets.