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Erica Fisher

Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and energeticcity.ca in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

Today's proceedings included a showcase of businesses and presentations on current industry trends. Those topics included decisions in the regulatory environment, community impacts, coal markets, industry opportunities and alternative energy projects.

Ann Marie Hann, President of the Coal Association of Canada, spoke at the event, and presented the result of a national economic study of the industry. According to Peace FM's Leo Sabulsky, she says she sees a "tremendous" future for the coal industry in general, as well as northeast B.C. in particular.

On Wednesday, delegates were given tours of mines and wind farms near Chetwynd, followed by dinner and entertainment.

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