Participants of the community information session: Marc Laurin,
President of the MNO North Bay Métis Council (left); Richard
Sarrazin, President of the MNO Sudbury Métis Council (centre); Len
Huper, Councillor of the MNO Sudbury Métis Council (right).
On October 22, 2015, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) hosted a community information session for MNO citizens about the KGHM Victoria Mine Project in Sudbury, Ontario. The community information session provided the opportunity for the Region 5 communities to learn more about the KGHM – Victoria Mine project and to ask questions about the project.
During the evening, Mark Frayne, Project Support, Risk Manager and Project Services with KGHM, and Robert Nowak, Deputy Project Manager from KGHM, delivered a presentation and answered questions about the Victoria Mine project.
After dinner, the MNO Lands, Resources and Consultation (LRC) staff facilitated a dialogue with the Region 5 communities, allowing citizens to ask additional questions about the project as well as a chance to share their comments and concerns about the Victoria Mine project and how it may affect their Métis
rights and way of life.
Participants of the community information session: Robert Nowak,
Deputy Project Manager (left); Berni Picco, Women’s Representative
of the MNO Sudbury Métis Council (centre); Mark Frayne, Project
Support Risk Manager and Project Services (right).
The event was funded through a Memorandum of Understanding executed between the MNO and KGHM on April 29, 2015.Currently in advanced exploration, the Victoria Mine is located approximately 40 kilometers west of Sudbury in Denison Township. The 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 determined to be feasible, KGHM anticipates that the Victoria Mine will commence production sometime in 2022 and will employ approximately 200 people.
For any questions about the KGHM – Victoria Mine project, please contact the responsible MNO Consultation Coordinator via email at: StevenS@metisnation.org.
Published on: January 25, 20