Update August 9, 2021

August 9, 2021


Temporary Lodging Facility image: The installation of Phase I wings and the kitchen modules at the Temporary Lodging Facility is well underway. Work in progress includes interior finishing and interconnects between units to prepare them for use.

Planned activities for the week of August 9th include continuing to advance the Early Earth Works within Kenogamisis Pit and S4 Aggregate Pit, the installation of power lines and modules including finishing work within the modules, and mechanical, electrical and piping work within the Temporary Effluent Water Treatment Plant building.

What's coming next:

Greenstone Mine continues to obey the Industry Implementation Order declared under the authority of Section 23(1) of the Forest Fires Prevention Act. Due to the high risk of forest fires, all work on-site will follow strict protocols including fire watch and water truck on standby to mitigate the risk. All non-essential work continues to be postponed until further notice.

The Temporary Effluent Water Treatment Plant (TEWTP) located South of Hardrock Road, will continue with activities such as mechanical, electrical and piping work within the TEWTP building. Early Earth Works in the Kenogamisis Pit located North of Highway 11 behind Between Bridges Inn continues and includes the extraction and crushing of gravel for upcoming construction activities. Activities within the Temporary Lodging Facility pad area such as the erection of lodging facility modules and interior finishing and interconnects between units continues. These activities will cause additional tractor trailer traffic on Highway 584 and Old Arena Road leading to the Temporary Lodging Facility entrance. The installation of power lines on the East Service Road adjoining Highway 11 and Hardrock Road will recommence. The Plant Site area will see the installation of modules for the Main Construction Office Complex. The S4 Aggregate Pit located near the future Tailings Management Facility will begin preparatory work.

Activities within the following areas continue to be postponed until further notice: The Temporary Power Line Installation of power poles between Mosher shaft and the future Plant Site Access Road along Highway 11  and Lahtis Road upgrade.

The Early Earth Works within the Kenogamisis Pit, the installation of modules and power lines involve the use of heavy equipment such as: zoom booms, cranes, excavators, bulldozers, tri-axle haul trucks, and loaders. For health and safety reasons, we wish to caution the general public to limit non-essential traffic within Hardrock Road and the TEWTP area and to follow and obey posted signs across the Project area.

The safety of our employees, contractors and the general public is paramount as we continue to prepare for construction of the Greenstone Mine.