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Eabametoong challenges Ontario mining permits –

by pmnationtalk on February 8, 2018217 Views

EABAMETOONG FIRST NATION — A northwestern Ontario First Nation is asking a court to review the issuance of mineral exploration permits by the province’s Ministry of Northern Development and Mines.

The permits were granted in 2016 to Landore Resources Inc., to drill for gold in an area that Eabametoong’s leadership describes as culturally and environmentally sensitive.

A two-day hearing into the matter began Wednesday in Superior Court in Toronto.

According to a statement from Eabametoong, the permits were issued despite concerns raised by community members about impacts to the environment and aboriginal and treaty rights.

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