Rainy River Project

New Gold Inc. is proposing the construction, operation, decommissioning and abandonment of an open-pit and underground gold mine and on-site metal mill, located approximately 65 kilometres northwest of Fort Frances in the Township of Chapple, Ontario. Mining is proposed to occur for 15 to 20 years, with an ore production capacity of 27,000 tonnes per day. The on-site metal mill is proposed to have an ore input capacity of 21,000 tonnes per day. The project, as proposed, also involves the realignment of a portion of Highway 600 and the construction of a 230-kilovolt transmission line.

Please note that this project was formerly known as the Rainy River Gold Project proposed by Rainy River Resources Ltd.

Latest update

August 4, 2020 – The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada issued a Notice of Non-Compliance to the proponent on July 31, 2020, regarding certain conditions set out in the Environmental Assessment Decision Statement.



Compliance Promotion & Follow-up Team
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3
Email: postdecision@iaac-aeic.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Township of Chapple (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Mines and Minerals
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    New Gold Inc.
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number


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