Public Notice
Sukunka Coal Mine Project — Additional Federal Funds Allocated to Assist Indigenous Participation and Consultation

September 2, 2016 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has transferred an additional $55,250 to the Government of British Columbia to support the participation of Doig River First Nation in the substituted environmental assessment of the proposed Sukunka Coal Mine Project, located in British Columbia.

The funding was made available through the Agency's Participant Funding Program. The funds will be distributed by British Columbia's Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) on behalf of the Agency.

Recipients Additional Funding Allocation Previous Funding Allocation Total Funding Allocation
Blueberry River First Nations N/A $10,500 $10,500
Doig River First Nation $55,250 $10,500 $65,750
Fort Nelson First Nation N/A $10,500 $10,500
Halfway River First Nation N/A $10,500 $10,500
Horse Lake First Nation N/A $10,500 $10,500
Kelly Lake Métis Settlement Society N/A $10,500 $10,500
McLeod Lake Indian Band N/A $65,750 $65,750
Métis Nation British Columbia N/A $10,500 $10,500
Prophet River First Nation N/A $10,500 $10,500
Saulteau First Nations N/A $65,750 $65,750
West Moberly First Nations N/A $65,750 $65,750
Total $55,250 $281,250 $336,500

For more information on participant funding, the provincial environmental assessment process and the project, please visit the EAO's website at or write to

The Proposed Project

Glencore is proposing to construct and operate an open-pit metallurgical coal mine located approximately 55 kilometres south of Chetwynd and 40 kilometres west of Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia. As proposed, the Sukunka Coal Mine Project would produce 3 million tonnes of hard coking coal per year for export to overseas markets. The mine life of the project is expected to exceed 20 years.

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