CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: Fortune completes additional community meetings for NICO project

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Fortune Minerals of Toronto has completed another round of successful public meetings and an open house in Yellowknife and the four Tlicho communities surrounding the company’s NICO gold-cobalt-bismuth-copper...

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Fortune Minerals of Toronto has completed another round of successful public meetings and an open house in Yellowknife and the four Tlicho communities surrounding the company’s NICO gold-cobalt-bismuth-copper project in the Mackenzie District.

Public meetings were held in Behchoko, Whati, Gameti and Wekweeti and an open house in Yellowknife over the week of March 26, 2012. These sessions follow successful completion of the co-operative relationship agreement (November 2011) entered into with the Tlicho government to provide the framework for future communication and capacity for the Tlicho to complete the environmental assessment process.

Fortune said the informal format of the meetings encouraged exchange of information with local residents on a number of subjects including traditional knowledge, employment and contracting opportunities, and the working environment at the mine. The meetings were well attended by members of the communities, including elders, representatives of the Northwest Territories government, the Kwe Beh Working Group, Tlicho Investment Corporation, and also high school students completing a class project on opportunities in the mining sector and the benefits of higher education.

Joe Rabesca, former Grand Chief of the Tlicho Government, has also joined Fortune as NICO Community Relations Co-ordinator. Fortune is very pleased to be working more closely with him.

The next step is full public hearings on the environmental assessment before the mine and mill can be permitted. See FortuneMinerals.com for additional information.

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