Public Notice
Hardrock Gold Mine Project — Public Comments Invited & Information Sessions

August 21, 2017 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Hardrock Gold Mine Project, located in Ontario.

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 a summary of the proponent's Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

This is the third of four opportunities for the public to comment on this project. All comments received will be considered public.

Written comments in either official language must be submitted by October 6, 2017 to:

Hardrock Gold Mine Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
907-55 St. Clair Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario M4T 1M2
Telephone: 416-952-1576

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

To view the summary of the EIS or for more information, visit the Agency's website at (Registry reference number 80068). For more information on the Agency's privacy policies, consult the Privacy Notice on its web site.

Copies of the EIS summary and the complete EIS are available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Greenstone Public Library – Longlac Branch
    110 Kenogami Road
    Longlac, Ontario
  • Greenstone Public Library – Beardmore Branch
    285 Main Street
    Beardmore, Ontario
  • Elsie Dugard Centennial Public Library
    405 2nd Street West
    Geraldton, Ontario
  • Greenstone Public Library – Nakina Branch
    216 North Street
    Nakina, Ontario

Information Sessions

Information sessions on the Hardrock Gold Mine Project and the EIS will be held in September. The Agency will be making a presentation and will be available to answer questions regarding the environmental assessment process. The proponent will also be attending and will be available to answer questions on the project.

  • September 13, 2017
    Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    Longlac Sportsplex
    200 Picnic Point Road
    Longlac, Ontario
  • September 13, 2017
    Time: 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Royal Canadian Legion
    Robert Frost Branch
    520 Main Street
    Geraldton, Ontario
  • September 16, 2017
    Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    Valhalla Inn Hotel
    1 Valhalla Inn Road
    Thunder Bay, Ontario

The Proposed Project

Greenstone Gold Mines is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning, and abandonment of an open-pit gold mine and on-site metal mill located approximately five kilometres south of Geraldton, Ontario, at the intersection of Highway 11 (Trans-Canada Highway) and Michael Power Boulevard. As proposed, the gold mine would have an ore production capacity of 30,000 tonnes per day, and the metal mill would have an ore input capacity of 30,000 tonnes per day.

Document Reference Number: 18

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