Public Notice
Blackwater Gold Project - Public Comments Invited

November 14, 2018 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Blackwater Gold Project, located southwest of Vanderhoof, British Columbia.

The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on the draft Environmental Assessment Report, which includes the Agency's conclusions and recommendations regarding the potential environmental effects of the project and their significance, the proposed mitigation measures, and the follow-up program.

The Agency also invites comments on the potential environmental assessment conditions for the project. Final conditions would become legally binding on the proponent if the project is allowed to proceed.

All comments received will be considered public. Written comments in either official language must be submitted by December 14, 2018 to:

Blackwater Gold Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
410-701 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V7Y 1C6
Telephone: 604-666-2431

Map depicting the location of the project, as described in the current document.

To view the draft Environmental Assessment Report and potential conditions, visit the Agency's website at (Registry reference number 80017). Printed copies of the draft Report and potential conditions are also available at the following locations:

  • Fraser Lake Public Library
    228 Endako Avenue
    Fraser Lake, B.C.
  • Vanderhoof Public Library
    230 Stewart Street East
    Vanderhoof, B.C.
  • Cariboo Regional District Library
    Williams Lake Branch
    Suite A - 180 North 3rd Avenue
    Williams Lake, B.C.
  • Cariboo Regional District Library
    Quesnel Branch
    101-410 Kinchant Street
    Quesnel, B.C.
  • Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
    Vancouver, B.C.
    By appointment only
    Telephone: 604-666-2431
  • Prince George Public Library
    Bob Harkins Branch
    888 Canada Games Way
    Prince George, B.C.
  • Prince George Public Library
    Nechako Branch
    6547 Hart Highway
    Prince George, B.C.

For more information on the Agency's privacy policies, consult the Privacy Notice on its website at

The Proposed Project

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

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