QUEBEC – Stornoway Diamond Corp. of Montreal has successfully completed public hearings on the Renard diamond project held by the Review Committee established under the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. The hearings were held in Chibougamau and Mistissini on Aug. 28-29, 2012, and are expected to be the final round of public consultation prior to the determination of the project’s eligibility to receive its global certificate of authorization.
In March of this year Stornoway entered into an impacts and benefits agreement, the “Mecheshoo Agreement”, with the Cree Nation of Mistissini and the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)/Cree Regional Authority. In July, Stornoway announced a declaration of partnership with the communities of Chibougamau and Chapais. Stornoway believes its pro-active approach to community engagement, and the project’s strong social acceptability, has been fully appreciated during the mine permitting review process.
The Renard ESIA, as well as the project’s environmental baseline study and restoration plan, are available in their entirety on Stornoway’s website, StornowayDiamonds.com/Renard/esia. Complete project details are also available at the same site.