COCHRANE HILL GOLD PROJECT
SMRA comes out strong against the mine!
Click here to go to our Cochrane Hill Gold Mine Information page. We keep this up-to-date as the process unfolds.
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Dan MacIntosh from CTV News interviews our president, Scott Beaver.
Check out the video from December 20, 2018
Where are we in the approval process? Click here.
Atlantic Gold must submit their Environmental Impact Statement to the Federal Government, followed by another public comment period and a Federal Government review. Atlantic Gold will have to provide information as required. Then the Federal Government will prepare the Draft Environmental Assessment followed by another public comment period and then a Federal Minister Decision on the project.
The only mining project rejected happened early 2018 in Kamloops BC. According to a statement from the provincial environment and mines ministries, an environmental assessment found too many negative impacts for the proposal in areas such as air quality and local ecosystems. "Given these conclusions and the close proximity of Ajax to the City of Kamloops the ministers concluded the adverse effects would not likely be mitigated to an acceptable level and would therefore present an unacceptable risk," a government news release said.
We will update this space when the next public comment period is announced so that you can email your suggestions and concerns to the CEAA (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency).
Click here for the email address and further instruction.
Click here for a sample letter that you can use, just put your name, address, email and phone number.
Antigonish Rivers Association Fall Newsletter Article by Kenny Silver
The environmental concerns with the proposed
Cochrane Hill Gold Mine
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December 2018 - Adult Atlantic salmon broodstock being returned to Nova Scotia's St. Mary's River