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Rainy River Project

New Gold Inc. is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning and abandonment of an open-pit and underground gold mine and on-site metal mill, located approximately 65 kilometres northwest of Fort Frances in the Township of Chapple, Ontario. Mining is proposed to occur for 15 to 20 years, with an ore production capacity of 27,000 tonnes per day. The on-site metal mill is proposed to have an ore input capacity of 21,000 tonnes per day. The project, as proposed, also involves the realignment of a portion of Highway 600 and the construction of a 230-kilovolt transmission line.

Please note that this project was formerly known as the Rainy River Gold Project proposed by Rainy River Resources Ltd.

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June 15, 2018 - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency took an enforcement action against the proponent on June 15, 2018, for allegedly contravening certain conditions set out in the Environmental Assessment Decision Statement.

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