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Canadian Zinc has reported that it has received a letter confirming resumption of the decision phase of the environmental assessment of the Prairie Creek all season road project for long-term, year round access to the Prairie Creek zinc-lead mine in the Northwest Territories.

Canadian Zinc (TSX:CZN) has reported that it has received a letter confirming resumption of the decision phase of the environmental assessment of the Prairie Creek all season road project for long-term, year round access to the Prairie Creek zinc-lead mine in the Northwest Territories.

As quoted in the press release:

Canadian Zinc has received a letter confirming the positive decision of the federal minister of the crown-indigenous relations and northern affairs Canada to resume the decision phase for Canadian Zinc’s Prairie Creek all season road environmental assessment. This follows Canadian Zinc’s response to the responsible ministers’ information request. The minister, with the concurrence of the responsible ministers, will now have 83 days from the posting of the letter to issue a decision on the report of environmental assessment.

President and CEO of Canadian Zinc, Don MacDonald said:

“We are very pleased to receive this positive response from the minister on restarting the clock on the decision on the environmental assessment for our all-season road access to the Prairie Creek mine. I have been greatly encouraged by the cooperative nature of our discussions with the Dene communities since joining Canadian Zinc in May 2018. Particularly, I would like to thank the leadership of the Naha Dehé Dene Band, the Łíídlįį Kų́ę́ First Nation and the Dehcho First Nations, without whose support we would have not have been able to achieve this progress. Canadian Zinc is committed to continuing to engage and include the affected indigenous groups in the planning and monitoring of the Prairie Creek all season road project.”

Click here to read the full Canadian Zinc (TSX:CZN) press release.

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