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Wakefield City Council audience applauds Highland plans


April 26, 2018

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

GENERAL MANAGER Sylvain Collard, of Highland Copper Company Inc., tells Wakefield City Council members Tuesday of new technology that allows for remote operation of a driverless mining machine.


WAKEFIELD - A presentation by Highland Copper Company, Inc. at Tuesday's Wakefield City Council meeting concluded with rousing applause from an audience of more than two dozen residents.

Sylvain Collard, Highland's general manager, offered a slide show while explaining the company's Copperwood timeline in Wakefield Township aims for construction to begin later this year, followed by operation starting in 2021.

"There is a lot of potential," said Collard regarding Copperwood.

Under questioning from Mayor John Granato, he said the company's water intak...

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