Thursday July 02, 2020
Here is an update with facts about the ongoing proposed quarry.
As we reported in Smoke Signals, the prospector's Exploration Permit was due to expire this June.
However, the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM) is now allowing extensions on existing Claim Permits for up to one year to compensate them for COVID related challenges. The prospector, William Brown, prior to the permit expiry date of June 28th, applied for an extension which is currently under consideration by the MNDM.
This extension could give the prospector an extra year for exploration activities, if granted. Pending the MNDM's decision, Mr. Brown's claim is deemed "Active”. He hasn't gone away.
JLA continues to work with First Nations, Ontario Nature, and a number of other agencies, as communicated to our members in Smoke Signals and through e-blasts, to protect our lake from industry.
We will continue to do our best to keep you apprised of any concrete information and progress.
Your Jack's Lake Association.