Public Notice
Hammond Reef Gold Project — Public Comments Invited

July 30, 2018 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) is conducting a federal environmental assessment of the proposed Hammond Reef Gold Project, located in northwestern Ontario.

The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on the Comprehensive Study Report, a document that includes the Agency's analysis and findings on whether the proposed project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects taking into account the implementation of mitigation measures.

All comments received will be considered public. Written comments in either official language must be submitted by August 30, 2018 to:

Hammond Reef Gold Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
55 York Street, Suite 600
Toronto, Ontario M5J 1R7
Telephone: 416-952-1576

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

To view the Comprehensive Study Report or for more information on the project, please visit the Agency's website at (Registry reference number 63174). Printed copies are also available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Atikokan Public Library
    Civic Centre
    Atikokan, Ontario
  • Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre
    601 Reid Avenue
    Fort Frances, Ontario
  • Brodie Resource Library
    216 South Brodie Street
    Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Waverley Resource Library
    285 Red River Road
    Thunder Bay, Ontario

As a next step, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change will consider the Comprehensive Study Report, along with comments received from the public and Indigenous groups and decide whether the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

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The Proposed Project

Agnico Eagle Mines Limited proposes the construction, operation, decommissioning and abandonment of a new open-pit gold mine and on-site metal mill, located 23 kilometres northeast of the town of Atikokan, Ontario. Mining would occur for 11 years, with an ore production capacity of 60 000 tonnes per day. The on-site metal mill would have an ore input capacity of 60 000 tonnes per day.

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