OTTAWA, Aug. 27 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has
awarded $7,595 to the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation in support of their
participation in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed
Star-Orion South Diamond Project in Saskatchewan.
This funding is awarded through the Participant Funding Program
administered by the Agency and is being provided to assist the recipient
in participating in upcoming steps in the comprehensive study process,
including the review of the comprehensive study report.
A funding review committee examined the request for funding. The
committee's report, along with further information on the project, is
available in the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry on the
Agency's website at href="http://www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/">www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca
, under reference number 09-03-46277.
Shore Gold Inc. is proposing to construct, operate, maintain and
eventually decommission an open-pit diamond mine, processing facilities
and associated infrastructure in the Fort à la Corne Provincial Forest
located approximately 60 km east of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. The
proposal includes the physical works and activities associated with the
construction, operation and decommissioning of the following project
components: stream crossings related to a proposed access corridor;
on-site roadways and power/gas lines; site water management facilities
that would result in the harmful alteration, disruption or destruction
of fish habitat or impact navigation, including dewatering facilities
and water diversion channels; and explosives mixing (factory) and
storage (magazine) facilities.
The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal
environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental
effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in
support of sustainable development.
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