White River's Sugar Gold Mine Officially Opens

Ontario Premier Doug Ford's touting efforts to help create jobs in the North, as a new mine opens in White River.

Premier Ford and Energy, Northern Development and Mines Minister Greg Rickford (and Algoma-Manitoulin NDP MPP Michael Mantha) attended the official opening of Harte Gold's Sugar Zone mine earlier today, with Ford calling the opening "a signal to the world that Ontario is 'open for business'", and emphasizing the Progressive Conservative government is "committed to improving the conditions for businesses, so they can thrive".

Sugar Zone's expected to create nearly 200 jobs and be in operation for more than a decade, producing more than 900,000 ounces of gold.

It marked its first gold pour last week, less than four weeks after receiving necessary permits to start production.