NI 43-101 Update (September 2012): 11.1 Mt @ 1.68% Ni, 0.87% Cu, 0.89 gpt Pt and 3.09 gpt Pd and 0.18 gpt Au (Proven & Probable Reserves) / 8.9 Mt @ 1.10% Ni, 1.14% Cu, 1.16 gpt Pt and 3.49 gpt Pd and 0.30 gpt Au (Inferred Resource)

Message: EA

Both the North South Road(cliffs original road) and the East West road were part of the Noront EA.

Both routes would benefit other exploration companies too.

Looks like Noront extended an "offering" to the originally funded FN's by becoming the Proponent of the stretch for the North South Road.

Noront will be the one to control what happens with this section of route( meaning road or rail)

It allows the orignal FN's from the study below, to be part owners in the first route to the Ring of Fire. ..The East West route... and to be first at the  route plate. Noront already had the route in their EA for years. The study in 2015 below was to allow the reserves below an opportunity to see if they wanted to connect to this road.

From march 1,  2015


The Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario will each invest $393,814 to enable the Webequie First Nation, in partnership with the First Nations of Eabametoong, Neskantaga and Nibinamik, to complete a regional community service corridor study.

This investment is consistent with the federal and provincial governments' position that targeted investments can help advance community access in the Ring of Fire region.

"This partnership lays the groundwork for First Nations to come together to explore options for a community service corridor that could lead to multi-generational benefits associated with resource development in the region. The study supports Ontario's plan to drive development in the Ring of Fire and ensure the tremendous potential of the Ring of Fire can be realized for First Nations, Ontario and for Canada," stated an enthusiastic Michael Gravelle Minister of Northern Development and Mines and Chair of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation.

"Webequie First Nation has had a long term vision of working in partnership with other First Nation communities in the region to build consensus and improving the quality of life for our membership," states Chief Cornelius Wabasse Webequie First Nation.

"This important study will help Eabametoong First Nation and other remotes work together to consider options for road development in the area. We are pleased to see both levels of government supporting this work, since it will be a helpful tool for our Nation as we plan for a prosperous and sustainable future," commented Chief Elizabeth Atlookan Eabametoong First Nation.

"Establishing a year-round transportation corridor for the region is vital to ensure the health and economic well-being of First Nation communities in the area and this important project will help us achieve that goal," said Chief Peter Moonias Neskantaga First Nation.

"We have worked very hard in the past few years as remote First Nations to look at improving overall accessibility for our community members and this community service road corridor study will help us define viable options for us based on community values," shared Chief Johnny Yellowhead Nibinamik First Nation.

The study will examine the benefits of developing an all-season transportation corridor connecting First Nation communities in the area with existing roadways, enabling them to capitalize on opportunities related to resource development in the region, including the Ring of Fire.


And the Reserves from the Mushkegowuk side greatly helped the cause for the originally funded FN's from the 2015 study by demanding an impact assessment study on the webequie and marten falls routes...and complaining and complaining on the  EA comments sections of these two routes.

However,,, the east west route is OPEN to be FIRST NATION LED.. 
What is absolutely hilarious, is that, the reserves given the money back in 2015 for a corridor study.. wanted a corridor in the first place!

They were NEVER the hold up.


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