Current Consultation Activities

Current Consultation Activities

The MNO engages with proponents and government agencies on a wide range of proposed and ongoing projects and initiatives throughout traditional territories.  An overview, below, provides just some of the highlights of MNO’s activities related to Lands, Resources and Consultations.

Hardrock Gold Mine Project

Greenstone Gold Mines GP Inc. (GGM), a joint venture partnership between Centerra Gold Inc. and Premier Gold Mines Ltd. is planning the construction, operation, decommissioning and closure of an open pit gold mine and associated ancillary activities, collectively known as the Hardrock Gold Mine project (the “Project”). The Project is located in the Municipality of Greenstone, Ontario, in the Ward of Geraldton, at the intersection of Highway 11 and Michael Power Boulevard. The Project is situated within a historical mine site for which GGM acquired the mining claim in December 2008. The property is a brownfield site that was actively mined during the 1930-1970s, and in later years was known as the MacLeod-Mosher complex.

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TransCanada Energy East Pipeline Project

Energy East Pipeline Ltd. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of TransCanada Oil Pipelines Canada Ltd.) has proposed the TransCanada Energy East Pipeline Project, which is designed to transport crude oil approximately 4,500 kilometres (km) across Canada from Hardisty, Alberta to Saint John, New Brunswick (1,928 km of which would traverse Ontario).  The proposed pipeline passes through Northwestern Ontario (Region 1), along the North Shore of Lake Superior (Region 2), up into Temiscamingue (Region 3), down through Lake Nipissing/Mattawa (Region 5) and out along the Ottawa Valley (Region 6) on its way into the province of Quebec. The MNO is working with TransCanada to ensure that meaningful consultation occurs for this extensive process. On September 22, 2014, the MNO announced that it signed a Communications and Engagement Funding Agreement (CEFA) with TransCanada.  The CEFA sets out the process for TransCanada to engage with the MNO through its consultation framework.

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Last updated 2015-12-11

The Victoria Mine Project

Located approximately 40 kilometres west of Sudbury in Denison Township, KGHM International Ltd. (KGHM) is currently engaged in advanced exploration and development activities on the property more commonly known as the Victoria Mine.  If developed, the Victoria Mine will produce ore containing copper, nickel, gold, platinum and palladium. The project will be developed in two phases.  The first phase, recognized as advanced exploration, will include the sinking of two shafts for KGHM to conduct some underground drilling to confirm and document the mineral resource. If the Victoria Mine proves to be economically viable, KGHM will then file a mine closure plan with the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines initiating the second phase of the mine’s development.  This second phase will also include KGHM finishing the required infrastructure for the Victoria Project to enter into production. The Victoria Project is estimated to contain 10.3 million tonnes of minable ore with an expected mine life of 10 years.  If the project obtains all regulatory approvals and is feasible, KGHM anticipates that the Victoria Mine will commence production sometime in 2022 and will employ some 200 people.