Public Notice
Blackwater Gold Project — Additional Participant Funding Allocated

November 14, 2018 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated an additional $28,897 in federal funds to Lhoosk'uz Dené Nation, Nazko First Nation, and Ulkatcho First Nation to assist their participation in the environmental assessment of the proposed Blackwater Gold Project, located in central British Columbia.

Details of Funding Allocation for the Project
Recipients Additional Funding Allocation Previous Funding Allocation Total Funding Allocation
Carrier Sekani Tribal Council N/A $10,200 $10,200
Lhoosk'uz Dené Nation $9,750 $49,500 $59,250
Métis Nation British Columbia N/A $11,990 $11,990
Nadleh Whut'en First Nation N/A $49,500 $49,500
Nazko First Nation $9,397 N/A $9,397
Saik'uz First Nation N/A $49,500 $49,500
Skin Tyee First Nation N/A $12,700 $12,700
Stellat'en First Nation N/A $49,500 $49,500
Ulkatcho First Nation $9,750 $49,500 $59,250
Total $28,897 $282,390 $311,287

The funding was made available through the Agency's Participant Funding Program and will assist the participation of Indigenous groups in upcoming steps of the environmental assessment. The steps include reviewing and providing comments on the draft Environmental Assessment Report and the potential environmental assessment conditions.

For more information on the project and the federal environmental assessment process, please visit the Agency's website at canada.ca/ceaa (Registry reference number 80017).

The Proposed Project

New Gold Inc. is proposing the construction and operation of an open pit gold and silver mine located approximately 110 kilometres southwest of Vanderhoof, British Columbia. As proposed, the project would produce 60,000 tonnes per day of gold and silver ore, over a mine life of 17 years.

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