The Secretariat for the federal panel reviewing the proposed Prosperity Mine project will be holding information sessions on the review process in communities in the project area starting the week of Sept. 21.
• The first will be held on Monday, Sept. 21 at 9 a.m. at the Yunesit’in Community Youth Centre at Stone reserve.
• The second will be held later that day at 1 p.m. at the Tl’etinqox-t’in Elders’ Centre at Anaham reserve.
• The third will be held Sept. 22 at 9 a.m. at the Xeni Gwet’in Community Band Hall in Nemiah Valley.
• The fourth meeting will be held later that day at 3 p.m. at the Toosey Band Office at Toosey reserve.
Additional sessions may be scheduled subject to confirmation with aboriginal groups.
The information sessions will give aboriginal groups and other participants an opportunity to hear further information about the federal review, the panel’s role and mandate, and how interested parties can participate in the federal process.
The Secretariat for the panel will be making presentations and will answer questions relating to the federal review process. The panel itself will not be present at these sessions.
Further information on the environmental review is available on the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry at www.ceaa.gc.ca , under registry number 09-05-44811.
The proponent, Taseko Mines Ltd., proposes to develop an open-pit gold-copper mine located 125 kilometres southwest of Williams Lake. The proposed project also includes tailings and waste rock areas, an onsite mill, an approximately 125-km long power transmission line corridor and an access road.
The panel was appointed by the federal Minister of the Environment to assess the environmental effects of the proposed project.