A half dozen people shared concerns they have with the proposed Sisson tungsten and molybdenum mine with a Northcliff company representative at a family barbecue the company was sponsoring at their office in Stanley this past Saturday, August 11th. Northcliff, a subsidiary of Hunter Dickinson, intends to build an open-pit mine in the Stanley area. The mine’s impact on the Nashwaak watershed has many people concerned.
Julia Linke, who lives downstream from the proposed mine, said, “Too much is at stake,” when requesting proper public consultation and consent of Aboriginal and local communities. Judie Acquin-Miksovsky added that the project does not have the consent of St. Mary’s First Nation. Louise Melanson mentioned the deplorable track record of Canadian mining companies around the world. The company said that the answers to their questions will be available in the fall when the environmental impact sssessment and feasibility studies are done.
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