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Attachment Upper Beaver - 82960 - comments to the TISG and PPP

  • Upper Beaver Gold Project
  • Author: Administrator on behalf of Maria Lelie
  • Reference Number: 99
  • Submitted: 2022-03-21
  • Project Phase: Planning
  • Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on the Draft Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines and the Draft Public Participation Plan
  • Please see the attached submission. 
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  • UPPER BEAVER GOLD PROJECT Baseline Studies Overview as of October 1, 2021. TABLE OF CONTENT Baseline Studies Overview 3 Physical Environment Baselines 5 Air Quality 6 Noise 6 Hydrology and Climate 7 Hydrogeology 9 Geochemistry and Geology 9 Surface Water and Groundwater Quality 10 Soils 11 Human Environment Baselines 13 Land and Resource Use 14 Archaeology 14 Visual Aesthetics 15 Socio-Economics 15 Indigenous Knowledge 16 Ambient Light 17 Biological Environment Baselines 18 Aquatic Biology 19 Vegetation 19 Wildlife 20 Biodiversity and Protected Areas 21 2 Baseline Studies Overview 3 Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. (Agnico Eagle) is planning to develop the Upper Beaver Project (the Project) located approximately 5 km northeast of Dobie, Ontario, in the Gauthier and McVittie townships. The nearest larger communities are the towns of Larder Lake and Kirkland Lake, respectively located about 8 km to the southeast and 19 km to the southwest. What is a baseline study? A ...
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  • 1 March 12, 2022 Impact Assessment Agency of Canada 55 York Street, 6th Floor Toronto, ON M5J 1R7 By email: UpperBeaver@iaac-aeic.gc.ca Re: Agnico Eagle Upper Beaver Project - TISG and PPP - IAAC Reference Number: 82960 Dear Sirs, Madams, I am writing in response to the IAAC’s invitation for comments on the TISG and PPP as published on the IAAC’s website. Underlining, italics, and bold print in referenced/attached documentation are mine. and south-east of the vast Upper Canada deposits which the proponent intends to start planning (open pit) development ‘not in 2021, not in 2022, but we have plans’, as it acknowledged in October 2021, see below, under point 1., at **. The project presented by the proponent in the Initial Project Description and the Detailed Project Description is only a small part of what the proponent calls its ‘Kirkland Lake Project’ that stretches out over the entire northern Timiskaming ...
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  • PROJECT UPDATE TO COTTAGERS AND SURFACE RIGHT OWNERS Agnico Eagle – Kirkland Lake Properties December 3, 2020 The information in this presentation has been prepared as of November 2020. Certain statements contained in this presentation constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and “forward-looking information” under the provisions of Canadian provincial securities laws and are referred to herein as “forward-looking statements”. When used in this presentation, the words “anticipate”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”, “forecast”, “future”, “plan”, “potential”, “will” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements include, without limitation: the estimated timing and conclusions of technical reports and other studies; statements concerning the Company’s development projects, including those located at Kirkland Lake, including the timing, funding, mining ...
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  • Project Update to Indigenous Community Partners Kirkland Lake Project May, 2018 • AEM overview • AEM Acquisition • Kirkland Lake Project – project update • Exploration Activities • Environmental and Rehabilitation work • Upcoming plan • Mining stages and permitting • Overview of possible project • Permitting and field work to be done according to possible project • Contracts related to Advanced Exploration • What about possible mine Production Kirkland Lake Project Update AGENDA Agnico Eagle | May 2018 2 Agnico Eagle Mines - Overview AGNICO EAGLE | 4 AGNICO EAGLE AROUND THE WORLD Finland Kittila Mexico Pinos Altos, Creston Mascota La India Canada, Abitibi LaRonde Lapa, Goldex Canadian Malartic (50%) Toronto, Head Office Canada, Nunavut Amaruq Meadowbank Meliadine El Barqueño USA Reno, NV Tucson, AZ Canada Vancouver, BC. Sweden Barsele Canada, Ontario Upper Beaver 50% Hammond Reef 50%  8 mines in operation globally  More than ...
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  • 1 October 4, 2021 Impact Assessment Agency of Canada 55 York Street, 6th Floor Toronto, ON M5J 1R7 By email: UpperBeaver@iaac-aeic.gc.ca Re: Agnico Eagle Upper Beaver Project Initial Project Description IAAC Reference Number: 82960 Dear Sirs, Madams, I am writing in response to the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada’s (IAAC) invitation for comments in order to establish whether an Impact Assessment for the above-mentioned project is necessary. Underlining, italics, and bold print are mine. I would like to draw your attention to the following from page 13 of the IPD: “The Upper Beaver Gold project is not part of a larger project that is not listed on the Project List.” However: 1a. The company’s properties in the northern Timiskaming Region in Ontario, including other large gold ore deposits close to Upper Beaver The company owns 25,506 hectares (63,026 acres) of land from west of Kirkland Lake, ON, all the way east, ...

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Attachment Beaverhouse First Nation Comments/Concerns to Agnico Eagle Upper Gold Project -Detailed Project Description and Draft Permitting Plan and Related IAAC Registry Documents.

  • Upper Beaver Gold Project
  • Author: Beaverhouse First Nation submitted by Quinn Hermeston
  • Reference Number: 78
  • Submitted: 2022-03-14 - 4:15 PM
  • Project Phase: Planning
  • Participation Notice: N/A
  •   Beaverhouse First Nation has had the opportunity to review the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada’s (IAAC’s) Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines (TISG) and Indigenous Engagement and Partnership Plan (IEPP) for the proposed Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. Upper Beaver Gold Project (the Project). As you are aware, the Agnico Eagle Upper Beaver Project lies within the heart of Beaverhouse First Nation’s Traditional Territory and is heavily impacted by the project. Our community’s home base is located 2.5km from the historical argonaut mine, the current advanced exploration and the proposed operations. All, which has directly impacted and will continue to impact our community and its archaeological sites, ceremonial sites, burial sites, trails, hunting, fishing and trapping grounds. It is recommended that the Impact Assessment Agency take into consideration the additional ...
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  • March 14th, 2022 RE: Comments/Concerns to Agnico Eagle Upper Gold Project -Detailed Project Description and Draft Permitting Plan and Related IAAC Registry Documents. Beaverhouse First Nation has had the opportunity to review the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada’s (IAAC’s) Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines (TISG) and Indigenous Engagement and Partnership Plan (IEPP) for the proposed Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. Upper Beaver Gold Project (the Project). As you are aware, the Agnico Eagle Upper Beaver Project lies within the heart of Beaverhouse First Nation’s Traditional Territory and is heavily impacted by the project. Our community’s home base is located 2.5km from the historical argonaut mine, the current advanced exploration and the proposed operations. All, which has directly impacted and will continue to impact our community and its archaeological sites, ceremonial sites, burial sites, trails, hunting, fishing and trapping grounds. It is recommended that the Impact Assessment ...

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Attachment Comments: Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines Template for Designated Projects

  • Upper Beaver Gold Project
  • Author: Administrator on behalf of Chris Marshall
  • Reference Number: 91
  • Submitted: 2022-03-12
  • Project Phase: Planning
  • Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on the Draft Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines and the Draft Public Participation Plan
  • Please see the attached submission. 
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  • March 12, 2022 Chris & Sue Marshall Via email: UpperBeaver@iaac-aeic.gc.ca Re: Comments on the Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines & Public Participation Plan - Upper Beaver Gold Project (Reference No. 82960) Our family provides the following comments in response to the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada’s email inviting comments and concerns on the draft Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines (“TIS Guidelines”) and the draft Public Participation Plan. 1 I. BACKGROUND The idea of having an open pit mine, an underground mine , a mill, associated waste ponds and a dry stacking area abutting our property is unnerving. Our family want this remote piece of rugged natural environment in northern Ontario left as it is for future generations. Last fall we provided comments on the Initial Project description, which has culminated in the Impact Assessment Agency conducting a detailed assessment ...

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Attachment ORA Comments on Draft Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines, and Draft Public Participation Plan

  • Upper Beaver Gold Project
  • Author: Ontario Rivers Alliance submitted by Linda Heron
  • Reference Number: 74
  • Submitted: 2022-03-11 - 5:45 PM
  • Project Phase: Planning
  • Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on the Draft Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines and the Draft Public Participation Plan
  • The Ontario Rivers Alliance (ORA) is a not-for-profit grassroots organization with a mission to protect, conserve and restore riverine ecosystems in Ontario.  ORA advocates for effective policy and legislation to ensure that development affecting Ontario rivers is environmentally and socially sustainable. The ORA commented on the Initial Project Description (IPD) and requested that the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (Agency) require a full federal Impact Assessment on the Upper Beaver Gold Project (Project), due to its potential ongoing cumulative effects on the environment, Indigenous communities and the public, and to ensure a more environmentally and socially sustainable outcome. We strongly support the Agency’s decision to require a full federal Impact Assessment and appreciate the opportunity for the public and Indigenous communities to provide meaningful input into the Project. The ...
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  • 379 Ronka Road Worthington, ON P0M3H0 LindaH@OntarioRiversAlliance.ca OntarioRiversAlliance.ca “A World of Healthy River Ecosystems” 11 March 2022 Impact Assessment Agency of Canada 55 York Street, 6th Floor Toronto, ON M5J 1R7 By email: UpperBeaver@iaac-aeic.gc.ca Re: Agnico Eagle Upper Beaver Gold Project Draft Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines, and Draft Public Participation Plan IAAC Reference Number: 82960 Dear Sirs: The Ontario Rivers Alliance (ORA) is a not-for-profit grassroots organization with a mission to protect, conserve and restore riverine ecosystems in Ontario. ORA advocates for effective policy and legislation to ensure that development affecting Ontario rivers is environmentally and socially sustainable. The ORA commented on the Initial Project Description (IPD) and requested that the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (Agency) require a full federal Impact Assessment on the Upper Beaver Gold Project ...

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Attachment Taykwa Tagamou Nation's Review and Comments on the Upper Beaver Gold Mine Project Federal Impact Assessment Draft Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines, Draft Indigenous Engagement and Partnership Plan, Draft Permitting Plan, Draft Cooperation Plan and Input on Value Components

  • Upper Beaver Gold Project
  • Author: Shared Value Solutions on behalf of Taykwa Tagamou Nation submitted by Chris Wagner
  • Reference Number: 71
  • Submitted: 2022-03-11 - 2:23 PM
  • Project Phase: Planning
  • Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on the Draft Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines and the Draft Public Participation Plan
  • On behalf of Taykwa Tagamou Nation, please find attached their review and comments on the Upper Beaver Gold Project federal impact assessment draft Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines, draft Indigenous Engagement and Patnership Plan, draft Permitting Plan, draft Cooperation Plan and input on valued components.
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  • TAYKWA TAGAMOU NATION Technical Review of the Upper Beaver Gold Mine Project Federal Impact Assessment Planning Phase Documents 1 Taykwa Tagamou Nation (TTN) and our technical and legal advisors have reviewed the draft Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines (TISG; the Guidelines), Indigenous Engagement and Partnership Plan (IEPP), Cooperation Plan, and Permitting Plan for Agnico Eagle’s (Agnico; the Proponent) Upper Beaver Gold Mine Project (Upper Beaver Gold; the Project) Federal Impact Assessment (IA). We have provided comments on these documents for the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC; the Agency) to respond to in Appendix A. The IAAC has correctly identified TTN as an Indigenous Nation requiring consultation on the Project. TTN’s Traditional Territory includes the Project area and surrounding watersheds. Our Nation has deep historical and family ties to the Project area, as well as Indigenous knowledge and land use in the Project area which we are ...

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Attachment Metis Nation of Ontario Comments on the TISG and IEPP.

  • Upper Beaver Gold Project
  • Author: Metis Nation of Ontario submitted by Vanessa Potvin
  • Reference Number: 70
  • Submitted: 2022-03-11 - 2:22 PM
  • Project Phase: Planning
  • Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on the Draft Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines and the Draft Public Participation Plan
  • Please see attached file with comments. 
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  • Métis Nation of Ontario Lands, Resources and Consultations 311 – 75 Sherbourne Street, Toronto ON M5A 2P9 | Tel: 416-977-9881 | metisnation.org 11 March 2022 Spencer Roth Crown Consultation Coordinator Upper Beaver Gold Project Impact Assessment Agency of Canada Government of Canada E-mail: upperbeaver@iaac-aeic.gc.ca VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL RE: Métis Nation of Ontario comments on IAAC’s Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines and Indigenous Engagement and Partnership Plan The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) has had the opportunity to review the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada’s (IAAC’s) Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines (TISG) and Indigenous Engagement and Partnership Plan (IEPP) for the proposed Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. Upper Beaver Gold Project (the Project). As you are aware, the Project lies within the MNO’s James Bay/Abitibi-Temiskamingue Traditional Territory of the regional ...
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  • No. TEISG Section, Page Number and Quote MNO Comment 1 3.2 Project Location Page 11-12 “The following information must be included and, where appropriate, located on maps: …  Indigenous traditional territories and/or consultation areas, Treaty and/or Title lands, Indian Reserve lands, Indigenous harvesting regions (with permission of Indigenous communities); …” The MNO has a democratic, province-wide governance structure that is broken down into Regions. Within these Regions, the MNO has Community Councils. These Community Councils get their mandate to support local governance from the MNO through signed Community Charter agreements and work collaboratively with the MNO and other Community Councils to represent the rights and interests of regional rights-bearing Métis communities throughout the province. Further, the Project is located within Region 3 which includes historic Métis Community of Abitibi Inland ...

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Attachment Kebaowek First Nation Comments on the Draft Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines & Public Participation Plan - Upper Beaver Gold Project (Reference No. 82960)

  • Upper Beaver Gold Project
  • Author: Administrator on behalf of Kebaowek First Nation
  • Reference Number: 82
  • Submitted: 2022-03-11
  • Project Phase: N/A
  • Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on the Draft Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines and the Draft Public Participation Plan
  • Please see the attached submission. 
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  • KEBAOWEK FIRST NATION 110 OGIMA STREET KEBAOWEK (QUEBEC) J0Z 3R1 TEL: (819) 627-3455 FAX: (819) 627-9428 March 11, 2022 Spencer Roth Crown Consultation Coordinator Impact Assessment Agency of Canada 160 Elgin Street, 22nd floor Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3 Via email: spencer.roth@iaac-aeic.gc.ca Re: Comments on the Draft Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines & Public Participation Plan - Upper Beaver Gold Project (Reference No. 82960) Dear Mr. Roth This report is submitted by the Algonquin First Nation of Kebaowek in response to the draft Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines (TISG) and Indigenous Participation Plan developed by the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC) on January 31, 2022. Kebaowek First Nation along with the Algonquin Anishinaabeg Nation asserts and exercise authority, jurisdiction and stewardship over the ...
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  • 1 Appendix A – Kebaowek First Nation Detailed Upper Beaver Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines Review Draft Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines (Section, Page, Text) Kebaowek First Nation (KFN) Comment 1 Introduction, Page 4 Section d) “the impact that the Project may have on any Indigenous peoples and any adverse impact that the designated project may have on the rights of the Indigenous peoples 1 of Canada recognized and affirmed by section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982; “ Footnote1 1 These guidelines use the term “Indigenous peoples” to represent the “aboriginal peoples of Canada” which includes “Indian, Inuit and Métis peoples” as defined in subsection 35(2) of the Constitution Act, 1982, and “rights of Indigenous peoples” is used to reflect the full scope of Aboriginal and treaty rights recognized and affirmed by section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982 The terms "Aboriginal" and "Indigenous” illustrate the complex ...

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Attachment NRF comments for the TISG

  • Upper Beaver Gold Project
  • Author: Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources & Forestry submitted by Rick Gordon
  • Reference Number: 68
  • Submitted: 2022-03-07 - 7:54 PM
  • Project Phase: Planning
  • Participation Notice: Public Notice - Public Comments Invited on the Draft Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines and the Draft Public Participation Plan
  • The attached file contains the Provincial Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry (NRF) comments for the draft tailored impact statement guidelines for the AE Upper Beave Gold Project.
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  • Upper Beaver Gold Project Page 1 of 4 Draft Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines Disposition Table – Provincial Review Team Upper Beaver Gold Project Deadline: March 7, 2022 All comments should be submitted via the Submit a Comment feature available on the Project’s Canadian Impact Assessment Registry page (Reference #82960 at https://iaac-aeic.gc.ca/050/evaluations/proj/82960). Documents can be uploaded using this feature. If you have any difficulties submitting this way, please contact the registry directly at iaac.registry-registre.aeic@canada.ca. Please note that all comments submitted using this table may be posted on the Project’s Canadian Impact Assessment Registry Internet site. Please note that this will be your final opportunity to provide input to the Tailored Impact Statement Guidelines. Ministry: NDMNRF (NRF) IA Contact: Rick Gordon Email: Rick.gordon@ontario.ca Telephone: 705-668-0408 1. Please ...

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