Ring of Fire Updates Uncategorized Weekly News Roundup

April 13 – 19, 2022: Weekly News Round-up

Ring of Fire Roundup (April 13 to 19)

This week the news focused on the submission of the Terms of Reference for the Northern Road Link Environmental Assessment. The Terms of Reference are a plan for how the process will occur. They outline the various involved parties roles and a plan for collaboration. The project being assessed is an all-season road that is intended to move mined minerals from the Ring of Fire south for processing and to connect the communities of Marten Falls and Webequie to the Ontario road network. The news continued to highlight the rhetoric of electric vehicles being critical to Ontario’s path to a green economy and the promises of Wyloo Metals to mine using an ecologically friendly process and build good relations with local Indigenous nations.

April 14, 2022 (APTN News):

Two First Nations in Ontario to start environmental assessments in Ring of Fire

Marten Falls First Nation and Webequie First Nation announce next step in building road corridor linking First Nations to economic prosperity.

Two First Nations in Ontario will be going forward with an environmental assessment in the provinces’ Ring of Fire region, which officials say is a “historic” move for unlocking jobs and economic opportunities. Read more here…

April 14, 2022 (Northern Ontario Business):

The step by step process to get a road to the Ring of Fire

Environmental assessment work for Ring of Fire road can now begin as First Nation road proponents file terms of reference

The provincial government and two remote First Nations near the remote mineral belt are calling the filing of the terms of reference of the Northern Road Link a “historic milestone to unlocking jobs and economic opportunities in the Ring of Fire region.” Read more here…

April 15, 2022 (Sudbury Star):

First Nations announce new step in Ring of Fire road building

Two Northern Ontario First Nations announced Thursday they are taking another step toward all-season road access to potential mining sites in the Ring of Fire.

Read more here…

April 16, 2022 (Northern Ontario Business):

‘Actions speak louder than words,’ says Wyloo Metals CEO on their Ring of Fire plans

Western Australian miner intends to make Eagle’s Nest mine a zero-emissions operation, built on Indigenous procurement and input

Wyloo is the first major mining company in the Ring of Fire since the departure of Cliffs Natural Resources in 2015. Read more here…

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