Avanti Kitsault Mine Ltd., subsidiary of Avanti Mining Inc. (TSXV:AVT), received notice of a Federal Court application by the Nisga’a Nation, challenging a decision by the Fisheries and Oceans Canada that certain waters in the area of the tailings impoundment facility as proposed for the Kitsault Mine are not “frequented by fish.”
As quoted in the press release:
The Application seeks an order quashing DFO’s decision and declarations that the Crown breached its obligation to evaluate the environmental impacts of this decision and consult with the Nisga’a Nation. The Attorney General for Canada and the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans are respondents. Avanti is also named as a respondent and intends to participate in and oppose the application.