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Teck Announces $2.5 million for Wildlife Overpass to Keep Bighorn Sheep Safe

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 29, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) ("Teck") today announced a $2.5 million contribution to help build a new wildlife overpass in the East Kootenay. The B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure overpass project located south of Radium Hot Springs will reduce vehicle strikes with bighorn sheep, making that stretch of Highway 93/95 safer for residents and other highway users while protecting the iconic bighorn sheep herd.

"This project is critical to maintaining wildlife habitat connectivity, while protecting people and bighorn sheep in the East Kootenay," said Jonathan Price, CEO, Teck. "Teck's $2.5 million contribution will support bighorn sheep populations across the region and furthers our goal of becoming Nature Positive by 2030."

"It's vital that we keep people safe and protect these magnificent animals," said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Rob Fleming. "With the help of our partners like Teck, this overpass will support safe passage for the bighorn sheep, protecting the herd that is so important to the environment and First Nations and the people of the East Kootenay."

The overpass will cross the highway near Mile Hill, a location chosen following site inspections by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Ministry of Forests, the Village of Radium Hot Springs and Parks Canada. The project includes approximately six kilometres of wildlife fencing and gates that will guide animals to the overpass and safely over the highway.

Project partners include Parks Canada, Teck, the Village of Radium Hot Springs, the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, the Ktunaxa Nation Council and the Shuswap Band. Construction on the project is anticipated to begin in the coming weeks.

Radium Overpass Quick facts:

Teck and Nature Positive:
Teck has set a goal to become a nature positive company by 2030. Becoming nature positive means that, by 2030, Teck's conservation, protection and restoration of land and biodiversity will exceed the disturbance caused by its mining activities from a 2020 baseline. In doing so, Teck will conserve or rehabilitate at least three hectares for every one hectare affected by its mining activities.

Teck has invested in conserving and protecting approximately 53,000 hectares in southeastern British Columbia, which is equal to over four and half times the area of the City of Vancouver, including:

Click here to learn more about Teck's nature positive goal.

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Learn more: Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure News Release

About Teck
As one of Canada's leading mining companies, Teck is committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, zinc, and steelmaking coal. Copper, zinc and high-quality steelmaking coal are required for the transition to a low-carbon world. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Teck's shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK. Learn more about Teck at www.teck.com or follow @TeckResources.

Teck Media Contact:
Chris Stannell
Public Relations Manager
[email protected]

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure Media Contact
Media Relations
Government Communications and Public Engagement
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
250 356-8241

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