News Release
Renard Diamond Mine Project – Public Comments Invited

OTTAWA, May 10, 2013 - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is conducting a comprehensive study type environmental assessment for the Renard Diamond Mine Project located in Quebec. The public is invited to comment on the Comprehensive Study Report for this project.

The Comprehensive Study Report includes the Agency's conclusions and recommendations regarding the implementation of mitigation measures and whether or not the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

The Comprehensive Study Report and more information on this project are available on the Agency's website (registry reference number 55169).

Copies of the Comprehensive Study Report are also available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Isaac Shecapio Sr. Administrative Building
    187 Main Street
    Mistissini, QC
  • Municipal Library
    650 3rd Street
    Chibougamau, QC
  • Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
    901-1550 d'Estimauville Avenue
    Québec, QC

Written comments must be sent by June 10, 2013 to:

Renard Diamond Mine Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
901-1550 d'Estimauville Avenue
Québec, QC G1J 0C1
Telephone: 418-649-6444
Fax: 418-649-6443

This is the final public comment period of the environmental assessment of the project. After this public comment period, the Minister of the Environment will take into consideration the Comprehensive Study Report along with comments received from the public and Aboriginal groups and issue an environmental assessment decision statement.

This project is being assessed using a science-based approach under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.

The Proposed Project

Stornoway Diamond Corporation is proposing the development of a diamond mine on its Foxtrot property in the James Bay region of Northern Quebec. The proposed project involves the development of the mine and local infrastructure, such as open pits, shafts, mine adits, a mill, kimberlite tailings impoundments, an explosives building, a facility for the extraction of ground water, a housing complex, an airstrip and associated facilities.

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.


For more information, media may contact:
Céline Legault
Communications Advisor
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Telephone: 613-957-0278

Document Reference Number: 17

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