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Star-Orion South Diamond Project – Public Comment Invited on Proposed Scope of the Environmental Assessment

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency invites the public to comment on the proposed scope of the environmental assessment of the Star-Orion South Diamond Project in the Fort à la Corne Provincial Forest, located approximately 60 km east of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

Shore Gold Inc. is proposing to construct, operate, maintain and eventually decommission an open-pit diamond mine, processing facilities and associated infrastructure in the Fort à la Corne Provincial Forest.

The scoping document describes the requirements of the federal environmental assessment process and identifies key issues to be addressed in the comprehensive study.

Public comments received by May 31, 2010, will be considered. All written submissions received will be considered public and will become part of the public registry. Interested individuals and groups are invited to send their comments in the official language of their choice to:

Star-Orion South Diamond Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
167 Lombard Avenue, Suite 101
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T6
Tel.: 204-983-3225
Fax: 204-983-7174
StarOrionDiamondProject@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

A copy of the draft scoping document is available on the Agency’s Web site, under reference number 09-03-46277.

Copies of the draft scoping document are also available for public viewing at the above address, as well as at the following locations:

  • Office of the Village of Smeaton
    Box 70
    Smeaton, SK
  • Office of the City of Melfort
    Box 2230
    Melfort, SK
  • Office of the City of Prince Albert
    1084 Central Avenue
    Prince Albert, SK
  • Office of the Rural Municipality of Torch River
    No. 488
    Box 40
    White Fox, SK
  • Office of the Town of Nipawin
    Box 2134
    Nipawin, SK

Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and Transport Canada are required to ensure the conduct of a comprehensive study environmental assessment under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.

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