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Hardrock Gold Mine Project — Additional Federal Funding Allocated to Support Indigenous Participation in the Environmental Assessment

May 26, 2016 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated an additional $124,447 to seven Indigenous groups to assist their participation in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed Hardrock Gold Mine Project, located five kilometres south of Geraldton, Ontario.

Details of Additional Allocation
Recipient Allocation
Animbiigoo Zaagi'igan Anishinaabek $62,350
Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation) $9,600
Constance Lake First Nation $10,497
Eabametoong First Nation $10,500
Marten Falls First Nation $10,500
Pays Plat First Nation $10,500
Red Sky Métis Independent Nation $10,500
Total $124,447

The funding was made available through the Agency's Participant Funding Program. It will enable the participation of Indigenous groups in upcoming steps of the environmental assessment, which include reviewing and providing comments on the Environmental Impact Statement or on the summary thereof, the draft Environmental Assessment Report, and the potential environmental assessment conditions.

For more information on the project and the federal environmental assessment process for the project, visit the Agency's website, reference number 80068.

The Proposed Project

Greenstone Gold Mines is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning, and abandonment of an open-pit gold mine and on-site metal mill located approximately five kilometres south of Geraldton, Ontario, at the intersection of Highway 11 (Trans-Canada Highway) and Michael Power Boulevard. As proposed, the gold mine would have an ore production capacity of 30,000 tonnes per day.

 

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