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Nahendeh MLA Kevin Menicoche Pleased with Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board -

Nahendeh MLA Kevin Menicoche Pleased with Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board Decision

(YELLOWKNIFE)  December 9th, 2011 – Nahendeh MLA Kevin Menicoche is pleased with the recent decision made by the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Review Board (MVEIRB) on the Prairie Creek Mine development proposal.

The Prairie Creek Mine development would directly impact the communities of Fort Simpson and Nahanni Butte in the Nahendeh constituency. MLA Kevin Menicoche is pleased with the decision of the MVEIRB and says that it will lead to jobs and opportunities for the residents in his constituency.

“It is important for the Canadian Zinc Corporation to follow through with their Impact Benefit Agreement commitments to the communities so that people and the communities actually benefit,” says Nahendeh MLA Kevin Menicoche.

The MVEIRB indicated that the development is not likely to cause significant adverse impacts on the environment. “The onus is still on the company to follow through with their commitment to the highest environmental standards of construction and effective monitoring of their proposed water quality objectives,” Mr. Menicoche said.

For more information, contact:

Kevin Menicoche, MLA Nahendeh
Legislative Assembly of the NWT
P: 867-445-2294 or 1-800-661-0784
E: kevin_menicoche@gov.nt.ca