Public Notice
Bending Lake Iron Project — Public Comments Invited

July 15, 2019 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) must decide whether a federal environmental assessment is required for the proposed Bending Lake Iron Project, located southwest of Ignace, Ontario.

To help inform this decision, the Agency is seeking comments from the public and Indigenous groups on the project and its potential effects on the environment, as described in the summary of the project description.

All comments received will be considered public. Written comments in either official language must be submitted by August 4, 2019 to:

Bending Lake Iron Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
600-55 York Street
Toronto, Ontario M5J 1R7
Telephone: 416-952-1576

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

To view a summary of the project description or for more information, visit the Agency's website at (Registry reference number 80181). Printed copies are available upon request and are also available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Ignace Public Library
    36 Main Street (Highway 17 W)
    Ignace, Ontario
  • Atikokan Public Library
    214 Sykes Street
    Atikokan, Ontario
  • Dryden Public Library
    36 Van Horne Avenue
    Dryden, Ontario
  • Brodie Resource Library
    216 South Brodie Street
    Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • Waverley Resource Library
    285 Red River Road
    Thunder Bay, Ontario

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The Proposed Project

Ambershaw Metallics Inc., a subsidiary of Legacy Hill Resources, is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning and abandonment of an open-pit iron ore mine and an on-site metal mill, located 49 kilometres southwest of Ignace, Ontario. As proposed, the Bending Lake Iron Project would have a 30- to 40- year mine life with an ore production capacity of 23,000 tonnes per day. The metal mill would have an ore input capacity of 25,000 tonnes per day.

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