Tenas Project

Telkwa Coal Limited is proposing the construction, operation and reclamation of the Tenas Project, a new open-pit coal mine located about 25 kilometres south of Smithers, British Columbia. As proposed, the project would have an estimated production rate of 750,000 – 825,000 tonnes of metallurgical coal per year over a lifespan of about 25 years. The project also includes a rail loadout facility, power line, dedicated coal haul road and improvements to some existing roads.

Latest update

July 14, 2022 — The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has determined that the Tenas Project proposed by Telkwa Coal Limited does not warrant designation under the Impact Assessment Act. The reasons for the Minister’s determination are provided in the Minister’s response.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
4 Minister's Response - July 14, 2022
1 Request for designation of project PDF (437 KB) July 15, 2021


Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
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Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3
Telephone: 613-957-0700 or 1-866-582-1884
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Email: information@iaac-aeic.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Telkwa (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

  • Proponent

    Telkwa Coal Limited
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Assessment not applicable
  • Reference Number


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