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Bending Lake Iron Project — Public Comments Invited

August 21, 2019 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has commenced a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Bending Lake Iron Project, located southwest of Ignace, Ontario.

The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on which aspects of the environment may be affected by this project and what should be examined during the environmental assessment, as detailed in the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Guidelines.

Written comments in either official language will be accepted until September 20, 2019.

Comments can be submitted online by visiting the project home page on the Agency's Registry website, reference number 80181. All comments received will be published online as part of the project file.

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

To view the draft EIS Guidelines, and for more information on the review process and alternative means of submitting comments, visit the Agency's website at canada.ca/iaac. Printed copies are available upon request and are also available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Ignace Public Library
    36 Main Street (Highway 17 West)
    Ignace, Ontario
     

  • Atikokan Public Library
    214 Sykes Street
    Atikokan, Ontario
     

  • Waverley Resource Library
    285 Red River Road
    Thunder Bay, Ontario
     

  • Dryden Public Library
    36 Van Horne Avenue
    Dryden, Ontario
     

  • Brodie Resource Library
    216 South Brodie Street
    Thunder Bay, Ontario

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The Proposed Project

Ambershaw Metallics Inc., a subsidiary of Legacy Hill Resources, is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning and abandonment of an open-pit iron ore mine and an on-site metal mill, located 49 kilometres southwest of Ignace, Ontario. As proposed, the Bending Lake Iron Project would have a 30- to 40-year mine life with an ore production capacity of 23,000 tonnes per day. The metal mill would have an ore input capacity of 25,000 tonnes per day.

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