he GNWT’s Department of ITI hosted a public engagement session at the Yellowknife Geoscience Forum this week to gain even more input for its development of the NWT’s first homegrown mining and exploration Act.
This was the latest session in the continuing, 120-day public engagement phase through which we have communicated directly with more than 1700 residents and stakeholders thus far.
The two-hour session, which was also open to the public, drew many delegates from the forum with experience in geoscience, mining, exploration, and land management.
Some stayed for the duration of the session — taking advantage of the chance to chat on a wide variety of topics related to mining and exploration.
This is the eighth such in-person engagement session, with well-attended sessions having been held in seven communities across the NWT since early-August.
In addition to in-person sessions, NWT residents are participating online at an interactive public engagement site, by email, phone, and mail.
The public engagement phase ends December 1, 2017.
The MRA is legislation which will govern mining and exploration in the NWT. Its development is one of the most significant legislative tasks undertaken since 2014’s Devolution agreement.
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