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

OTTAWA – April 28, 2010 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency invites the public to comment on the proposed scope of the federal 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.

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 persons or 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.

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.

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.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in support of sustainable development.

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Media may contact:

Maxine Leger-Haskell
Communications Advisor
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Tel.: 613-957-0406

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