East West Road Benefit Coalition announcement at Prospectors and Developers Conference (PDAC) in Toronto (Booth 10, #6501N Tradeshow North)

Mar 4th, 2019 10:08 AM

When: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

Where: Booth 10, #6501N Tradeshow North, Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) 255 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2W6

What:  Sioux Lookout Ontario Mayor Doug Lawrance will provide a status update on efforts being made to advance construction of a east west four season road. The construction will ease access for First Nation communities, mineral exploration and mining opportunities in Northern Ontario.

Media contact:
Vicki Blanchard, Economic Development Manager
807-737-2700 x 2228
Vicki Blanchard edm@siouxlookout.ca

Note: Media not currently accredited by PDAC, register in advance with Kristy Kenny  kkenny@pdac.ca 416 362 1969 ext. 233 @ Media Centre in Room 601A (South Building) at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre

The East-West route, originally proposed by mining company Noront Resources Ltd. would connect the communities of Webequie and Nibinamik to the provincial highway system.

Sioux Lookout, the “Hub of the North” is located 350 km northwest of Thunder Bay. The community plays an important role in northern First Nation medical care and education. The excellent rail, highway and modern airport makes it an important logistics centre for the northern ad remote First Nation communities and as well as the resource development sector.