Notice of intent to make a determination

Little Red River Cree Nation John D'or Prairie Gravel Pit Expansion – Public Comments Invited

December 1, 2020 – Indigenous Services Canada must determine whether the proposed Little Red River Cree Nation John D'or Prairie Gravel Pit Expansion located in 58.34197 -115.8354 is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. To help inform this determination, Indigenous Services Canada is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination.

Written comments must be submitted by January 1, 2020 to:

Stacey LeBlanc

630 CANADA PLACE, 9700 JASPER AVE

stacey.leblanc@canada.ca

The Proposed Project

This planned pit is north of an existing pit that was mined historically to support Little Red Cree Nation, and will be 85.6 ac or 34.64 ha with a phased, four cell development sequence to minimize site disturbance and allow for progressive reclamation.   It should be noted that this project has received approval and is deemed to be a high priority from Chief Conroy Sewepagaham and Little Red Cree Nation Council to support their group of companies. Black Fly conducted test hole exploration of the area including 28 test holes on October 9th, 2020 compiling quantity and quality of resource information, planning the location of the pit boundary. Development is planned by Caribou Mountain Construction to expand in the spring of 2021 until 2028. 

It was quantified that 674,697 tonnes of minable aggregate material were in this deposit. (based on a 1.52 tonne/cubic meter conversion factor). Based on typical use of Little Red Cree Nation historical use, this pit would provide aggregate, clay, and sand material for 4-6 years for all their required needs depending on production needs.

Black Fly completed the biophysical (soils, vegetation, wildlife, and any weltands/watercourses) was assessed by regulated environmental professionals in the field on October 4th, 2020.

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