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Stantec’s Environmental Services team obtains approved mining environmental assessment – third in Ontario’s history


Greenstone Gold Mine’s (GGM) Hardrock open pit gold Project has passed an important regulatory phase. The Environmental Assessment (EA) was recently approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. This is the third provincial mining EA approved in Ontario’s history. With both federal and provincial government approval, the Hardrock Project can move forward with the permitting process.

Stantec provided environmental services for a coordinated federal-provincial EA under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act and Ontario’s Environmental Assessment Act. Services included the development of a provincial Terms of Reference, a federal Project Description report, the Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Assessment (EIS/EA), and numerous supporting studies and technical reports to support the submissions.

To finalize supporting materials for the EIS/EA, Stantec lead key deliverables to ensure the assessment met all regulatory standards, including baseline data collection for groundwater, surface water, soil and sediment, acoustics, air quality, terrestrial and aquatic wildlife and habitats, socio-economics, cultural heritage resources, and archaeology. Throughout the process, Stantec participated with GGM in an extensive consultation process that involved regular meetings and correspondence with regulators to address any comments or questions regarding the Project.

Located just south of Geraldton, Ontario, the 2,200-hectare Hardrock Project site is a proposed open pit gold mine and processing mill. The planned production for the mine is up to 30,000 tonnes of ore per day. Total gold production over the life of the mine is anticipated to be approximately 4.2 million ounces.

Stantec is continuing to assist GGM with permitting, annual field programs, and compliance with environmental assessment conditions.

GGM is a 50-50 joint venture partnership between Centerra Gold Inc. and Premier Gold Mines Limited.

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