TerraX Minerals Inc. will be holding a series of public engagements this week to update residents and stakeholders on the Yellowknife City Gold Project immediately north of the city.
The project is taking place on TerraX’s wholly-owned Northbelt property, which has shown signs of promise since TerraX purchased it in Feb. 2013.
David Connelly, who represents the company, says public consultation and information sessions will be held in Yellowknife and N’Dilo Wednesday and Thursday night.
“The objective is to bring people up to speed with what happened last year and then to seek advice on our environmental , archaeological, community engagement and exploration plans for 2015.
“It’s really a chance for stakeholder input and for anyone who’s impacted to become aware of what’s happening while giving the developer a chance to design the project taking those concerns into account.
“The developer doesn’t want to surprise people down the line but the project can only accommodate people’s concerns if they make their concerns known.”
Connelly says TerraX has held over 500 engagements since 2013.
He says past sessions have heard concerns from cabin owners in the area and residents who use the area for recreational purposes like snowmobiling.
“Certainly cabin owners in the area are concerned that activities in the area might disturb the peace and quiet of their cabin.
“There are also recreational groups that use the area so we have to make sure our activities don’t conflict with theirs, particularly as it relates to safety and the shared use of trails.”
Last month, TerraX announced that the winter drilling program had been awarded to Foraco Canada Ltd. of Yellowknife, with drilling scheduled to start this month.
Wednesday’s public engagement will take place at the Yellowknife Ski Club starting at 7:30pm.
The second meeting will be held on Thursday at the N’Dilo Gym for members of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation.
That meeting will start at 6:30pm.