In a release to employees Hudbay confirmed their plans to shut down or place on care and maintenance most Flin Flon operations in 2022.
The Triple Seven Mine, zinc plant and oxygen plant will cease operations as of April 2022 citing lower zinc and copper prices with exploration spending around Flin Flon ending this year. Their mill and tailings facilities will be placed on care and maintenance.
Hudbay plans to focus their exploration plans around the Snow Lake region. They also confirmed plans to restart the gold mill at the New Britannia site in Snow Lake with refurbishment taking place this year and in 2021.
At the City Council meeting Tuesday night Mayor Cal Huntley says the news is disappointing but not unexpected and they will continue to work to minimize the impact on our community.