Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault has announced environmental mitigation measures proposed for the Lynn Lake Gold Project in northern Manitoba provide a sustainable path forward for the project to proceed. The proposed open pit gold mine and new metal mill located near the Town of Lynn Lake was subject to robust federal review based on scientific evidence and Indigenous knowledge. Alamos Gold will redevelop two previously operational mines in the area, the Gordon and MacLellan sites. Once up and running the mine is expected to operate for 13 years supporting much needed economic development for the town and the region. According to figures provided by the proponent the project will create up to 406 jobs during construction and 412 during its operation.
To ensure the Lynn Lake Gold Project moves forward in a way that is sustainable and protects the environment the decision statement issued by the Minister establishes 177 conditions the proponent must comply with during the life of the project including working with Indigenous People, fish and wildlife, environmental and water issues.