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Lynn Lake Gold Project - Public Comments Invited

What is happening?

August 26, 2020 – The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Lynn Lake Gold Project, located approximately 1000 kilometres north of Winnipeg, near Lynn Lake, Manitoba.

The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on the potential environmental effects of the project and the proposed measures to prevent or mitigate those effects as described in the proponent's summary of the Environmental Impact Statement.

The Agency recognizes that it is more challenging to undertake meaningful public engagement and Indigenous consultation in light of the circumstances arising from COVID-19. The Agency continues to assess the situation with key stakeholders, make adjustments to consultation activities, and is providing flexibility as needed in order to prioritize the health and safety of all Canadians, while maintaining its duty to conduct meaningful engagement with interested groups.

How can I participate?

Comments can be submitted online during the 45-day consultation period by visiting the project home page on the Canadian Impact Assessment Registry (reference number 80140). All comments received will be published online as part of the project file.

Written comments in either official language will be accepted until October 10, 2020.

To view the summary of the Environmental Impact Statement or for more information, visit the Agency's website at canada.ca/iaac. Printed copies are available upon request. More information on the project, the review process and alternative means of submitting comments is also available on the Agency's website.

Virtual Open Houses

The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to attend one of the virtual open houses on the project that will take place during the comment period. The Agency will be sharing information on the environmental assessment process and next steps. Representatives from expert federal departments and the proponent will also be available to answer questions from participants.

September 10, 2020 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. CST — Click here, dial 1-877-413-4782 and use access code 9830538.
September 15, 2020 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. CST — Click here, dial 1-877-413-4782 and use access code 9830538.

Participants who do not have online access can still call in and listen by phone. Participants who do not have their own email address can use abc@123.com to sign into the online session.

More information on the virtual open houses is available by contacting the Agency at iaac.lynn-lake.aeic@canada.ca or 587-338-7191.

Will there be more opportunities to participate?

This is the third of four opportunities for the public to comment on the environmental assessment of the project.

Stay updated by following the Agency on Twitter: @IAAC_AEIC #LynnLake

What is the proposed project?

Alamos Gold Inc. is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning, and reclamation of an open pit gold mine and new metal mill located approximately 1000 kilometres north of Winnipeg, near Lynn Lake, Manitoba. The Lynn Lake Gold Project would involve the redevelopment of two historical gold mines (the Gordon site and MacLellan site) and have an ore input capacity of 8,000 tonnes per day over an 11-year period. Components of the project would include new mine infrastructure, open pits, an access road, a central ore milling and processing plant, ore stockpiles and mine rock storage areas, and a tailings management facility.

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