Press release from Marketwire
Teck Marks Canada Day with Trans Canada Trail Investment
Thursday, June 28, 2012
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 28, 2012) - Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TCK.A and TCK.B, NYSE: TCK) ("Teck") today announced a $1 million investment to support the completion of a section of the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) connecting communities in the Kootenays.
"The Trans Canada Trail is part of our shared Canadian heritage, linking people and communities from coast to coast," said Don Lindsay, President and CEO of Teck. "Many of our employees live and work in the Kootenays, and this investment will help to connect their communities and families, while also helping to build this national legacy for all Canadians."
The Trans Canada Trail is the world's longest network of recreational trails. The British Columbia section of the Trail is 76% complete. Teck's investment will help support completion of sections of the Trail linking together the communities of Trail, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Fernie, Sparwood and Elkford.
"This is an important leadership gift to the Trans Canada Trail. We are proud to have Teck join other Chapter 150 donors who are committed to connecting the Trail by Canada's 150th birthday in 2017," said Deborah Apps, President and CEO of the TCT. "Teck's contribution will help us write another important chapter of this national story and will benefit communities in the Kootenays for generations to come."
When fully connected, the Trans Canada Trail will stretch 23,000 kilometres from the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Arctic Oceans, linking 1,000 communities and more than 34 million Canadians. Today, more than 16,800 kilometres of Trail are developed and used by millions of Canadians and international visitors to hike, cycle, cross country ski, horseback ride, canoe and snowmobile.
For more information about the Trans Canada Trail, visit www.tctrail.ca.
Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy. The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck's approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TCK.A and TCK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TCK. Further information about Teck can be found at: www.teck.com.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Alana Duffy Teck Resources Limited 604.699.4547 firstname.lastname@example.org www.teck.com
Nic Milligan Teck Resources Limited Manager, Community and & Aboriginal Affairs 250.425.3335 email@example.com
Richard Deane Teck Resources Limited - Trail Operations Manager, Environment, Health Safety & Public Affairs 250.364.4118 firstname.lastname@example.org
Julie Brouard Trans Canada Trail 514.485.4350 email@example.com www.tctrail.ca