Public Notice
Blackwater Gold Project — Additional Federal Funding Allocated to Support the Participation of Indigenous Groups in the Environmental Assessment

February 1, 2017 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated an additional $83,753 to seven Indigenous groups to assist their participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed Blackwater Gold Project, located in British Columbia.

Details of Funding Allocation for the Project
Recipients Additional Funding Allocation Previous Funding Allocation Total Funding Allocation
Carrier Sekani Tribal Council N/A $10,200 $10,200
Lhoosk'uz Dené Nation $10,000 $39,500 $49,500
Métis Nation British Columbia $2,500 $9,490 $11,990
Nadleh Whut'en First Nation $21,550 $27,950 $49,500
Saik'uz First Nation $18,600 $30,900 $49,500
Skin Tyee Nation $2,500 $10,200 $12,700
Stellat'en First Nation $18,603 $30,897 $49,500
Ulkatcho First Nation $10,000 $39,500 $49,500
Total $83,753 $198,637 $282,390

The funding was made available through the Agency's Participant Funding Program. It will enable the participation of Indigenous groups in various steps of the environmental assessment, which includes reviewing and providing comments on the proponent's 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, please visit the Agency's website (Registry reference number 80017).

The Proposed Project

New Gold Inc. is proposing the construction and operation of an open pit gold and silver mine located approximately 110 kilometres southwest of Vanderhoof, British Columbia. As proposed, the project would produce 60,000 tonnes per day of gold and silver ore, over a mine life of 17 years.

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