Dubreuilville Area Gold Mine Appears Ready To Go Ahead

A proposed Dubreuilville gold mine appears ready to go forward, after clearing its federal environmental assessment.

While Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna concluded in late January that the Magino Gold Project is "not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects when mitigation measures are taken into account" - her decision did include 120 conditions to protect fish and fish habitat, migratory birds, human health, the current use of lands and resources for traditional purposes, and species at risk, along with mitigation measures and requirements for a follow-up program the proponent, Prodigy Gold Incorporated, must fulfill.

Sault Ste. Marie's Liberal MP, Terry Sheehan, touting the decision, as the proposed open pit gold mine and onsite metal mill - valued at $427-million - is expected to create up to 550 jobs during construction and 350 during operations over the life of the project.