Update November 22nd, 2021

November 22nd, 2021


Construction of the future Highway 11 Realignment is underway with blasting and foundation work commencing.

The future MTO Patrol Yard, located on Highway 11 is under construction with foundation preparation work underway.

Planned activities for the week of November 22nd include Tree Clearing, continuing to advance the Early Earth Works within the Kenogamisis and S4 Aggregate Pits and the Tailings Management Facility Quarry, stripping and excavating in preparation for foundation work, drilling and blasting within the Process Plant Site area and the Highway 11 Realignment, the installation of power lines and road construction.

What's coming next:

The installation of the Rosedale Point Air Monitoring Station located between the Rosedale Point Road and the Barton Bay Trail parking lot and the MacLeod Provincial Park Air Monitoring Stations are installed. Electrical connection and commissioning of the Air Monitoring Stations is underway. Early Earth Works in the Kenogamisis Pit located North of Highway 11 behind Between Bridges Inn continues with loading and hauling of pit run material to the future Process Plant Site (PPS) area. The Temporary Lodging Facility (TLF) is occupied by construction workforce residents. Exterior and interior finishes and the installation of light fixtures and improvements to the parking lot and entrances within Phase 2 TLF modules is complete for this phase with further work to commence in the new year. Temporary Power Line work will continue with the installation of power lines along the future Plant Site Access Road and the future Tailings Management Facility Access Road.  Construction of Pond B1 within the PPS area continues with blasting and material removal within the Pond B1 footprint. Backfilling work to prepare the foundation for the future Administration Building continues while stripping and excavation work will continue to prepare the foundation for the future Mill and Truck Shop. On-going hauling of material from the S4 Aggregate Pit to the future Tailings Management Facility (TMF) area will continue. Erection of the Communications Tower located between Lahtis Road and the PPS is nearing completion. Construction of TMF Access Roads between the TMF Laydown and the future TMF Quarry, and between TMF Laydown and the future Overburden Dump continue. Drilling at the TMF Quarry in preparation for future blasting and crushing will commence. Construction of sedimentation ponds for water management and the start of stripping for construction of the Goldfield Creek Diversion dyke and channel will commence. Tree clearing activities within the Lahtis Road area in preparation for the construction of the TMF will continue.

The Tree Clearing, Early Earth Works within the Kenogamisis and S4 Aggregate Pits and the TMF Quarry, the installation of power lines, the drill and blast program and road construction involve the use of heavy equipment such as: zoom booms, cranes, drills, excavators, skidders, wood chippers, bulldozers, tri-axle haul trucks, articulated 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.