- Associated Press - Saturday, May 2, 2015

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott plans to meet with Canadian officials, tribal leaders and Canadian mining interests during a trip focused on trans-boundary resource issues.

Mallott’s visit to British Columbia is scheduled to begin Monday. He said in a release that he looks forward to the trip and seeing the Canadian side of the trans-boundary issues.

Gov. Bill Walker has designated Mallott to lead a trans-boundary waters working group for the administration.

Mallott’s office says three Alaska salmon rivers are in watersheds that could be affected by planned Canadian mines. Mallott says the rivers are important to the way of life in southeast Alaska.

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