Ryland, not everyone knows what the Flathead is, can you tell me more about it?
The Flathead River has some of the purest water in the world and is home to rare and endangered species. It's found in B.C.'s southeast corner and flows into Glacier National Park in Montana. For the past three years, the Flathead has topped the B.C. Outdoor Recreation Council's list of the province's most endangered rivers. That's because of nearby energy and mining proposals that threaten water quality, including one proposal for a coal strip mine that would dump 300 million tonnes of slag and pollutants into a Flathead headwaters stream.