Public Notice
Springpole Gold Project — Public Comments Invited

April 27, 2018 — The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has commenced a federal environmental assessment for the proposed Springpole Gold Project, located northeast of Red Lake, Ontario.

The Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups to comment on which aspects of the environment may be affected by this project and what should be examined during the environmental assessment, as detailed in the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Guidelines.

All comments received will be considered public. Written comments in either official language must be submitted by May 28, 2018 to:

Springpole Gold Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
55 York Street, Suite 600
Toronto, Ontario M5J 1R7
Telephone: 416-952-1576
Email: CEAA.Springpole.ACEE@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

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

To view the draft EIS Guidelines or for more information on the project, visit the Agency's website at canada.ca/ceaa (Registry reference number 80149). Copies of the draft EIS Guidelines are available upon request and are also available for viewing at the following locations:

  • Red Lake Public Library
    117 Howey Street
    Red Lake, Ontario
  • Sioux Lookout Public Library
    21 Fifth Avenue
    Sioux Lookout, Ontario

For more information on the Agency's privacy policies, consult the Privacy Notice on its website at canada.ca/ceaa.

The Proposed Project

First Mining Gold Corp. is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning, and abandonment of an open-pit gold/silver mine and on-site metal mill, located approximately 110 kilometres northeast of Red Lake, Ontario. As proposed, the Springpole Gold Project would have an ore production capacity of 60,000 tonnes per day over an 11-year mine life. The on-site metal mill would have an ore input capacity of 44,000 tonnes per day and would operate for 12 years.

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