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Victor Diamond Project


Description: De Beers Canada Corporation has submitted a proposal to construct, operate and then close an open-pit diamond mine and related infrastructure and facilities at the Victor site in Northern Ontario, 90 km west of the community of Attawapiskat.

Decision of the Minister of the Environment: On August 19, 2005, the Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, announced that the proposed Victor Diamond Mine Project in Northern Ontario does not require further assessment by a review panel or mediator under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.

News Release

Federal Responsible Authorities: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Natural Resources Canada (lead), Transport Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Start Date: April 14, 2003

Responsible Authorities Decision Date:August 19, 2005

Follow-up Program: Ongoing until December 30, 2033

Consultation Documents

For further information on this environmental assessment, please contact:

Environmental Assessment Coordination
Natural Resources Canada
580 Booth St.
Ottawa ON K1A 0E4
Email: EA-SPI/EE-ISP@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca