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2014-05-25 at 10:10

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By Jamie Smith, tbnewswatch.com

RING OF FIRE, Ont. -- Noront Resources continues to transition from exploration to development in the Ring of Fire.

The company recently bought Cliffs Natural Resources’ camp, a move that Aboriginal Affairs vice-president Glen Nolan said now means 200 people can work at the site. Cliffs suspended all of its activity in the region late last year.

“It’s a relatively modern camp and it will help us to have a facility there,” Nolan said.

The deal depends on an environmental assessment to make sure there are no liability issues but Nolan said Cliffs will clean up the site if there are any concerns.

Noront has also signed a 21-year lease with the province, which will help the company start developing the area.

“It just gives us more opportunity to create infrastructure,” Nolan said.

That infrastructure will eventually include a permanent camp and an airstrip but that work needs to wait until the company’s environmental assessment on its Eagle’s Nest project is complete.


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progress now says:
What terrific news.

No guarantees, but this is the kind of forward step we like to see.
5/25/2014 3:58:05 PM
curmudgeon says:
Leith;

Editorial point of clarification please; paragraph 4; ......liability issues but Nolan said Cliffs will clean up the site.....

Should this read ...Nolan said NORONT will clean up the site? Given that NORONT has evidently purchased the camp from Cliffs?
5/25/2014 11:57:27 PM
nvjgu says:
That looks like a real nice place to be.
5/25/2014 7:42:45 PM
mystified says:
It's a start in the right direction. The experts will be posting soon to tell us why it's all hogwash and is doomed to fail.
5/26/2014 2:11:25 AM
jimmyboy says:
Its like the Florida Everglades…up there 300 to 400 kms of super-saturated Florida Everglades type of topography. One billion dollars is nowhere enough money to build a railway or road.

In reality, it might be a decade before the Ontario Government is required to come up with that cash…if ever.
5/26/2014 9:23:03 PM
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