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August 17, 2022 – Whitehorse, Yukon – Public Services and Procurement Canada and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada.
The health and safety of Canadians, environmental protection and advancing reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples are priorities for the Government of Canada.
Following 4 open and competitive processes, Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, has awarded 3 new contracts and 1 standing offer for the Faro Mine Remediation Project, totalling more than $57 million.
These contracts and the standing offer will significantly advance remediation design planning; environmental and geotechnical monitoring, including the assessment of the quality and flow of water on site, meteorological monitoring and engineering inspections of earthen structures. They will also advance regulatory support for the project, including addressing the application and review process of a Water Licence and the Fisheries Act Authorization.
Together, these awards build upon efforts already taken at the Faro Mine Complex, and will create and sustain long-term northern jobs while improving the environment for First Nations and local communities.
“Our government is taking action to protect the environment, advance reconciliation and strengthen the economy in Canada’s North. These contracts and the standing offer provide the necessary, crucial next steps towards the full remediation of the Faro Mine Complex in Yukon. At the same time, they will provide opportunities for socio-economic development and capacity-building for local First Nations.”
The Honourable Filomena Tassi
Minister of Public Services and Procurement
“Protecting the environment, advancing reconciliation and creating economic opportunity for Indigenous and Northern communities are top priorities for our government. These contracts and the standing offer will create employment for local First Nations and Northerners while advancing the remediation of the abandoned Faro Mine. Our government will continue to work in partnership with Indigenous and Northern communities in identifying opportunities and ensuring that local First Nations and neighbouring communities benefit from the Faro Mine Remediation Project.”
The Honourable Dan Vandal
Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and for Prairies Economic Development Canada
“The Faro Mine Complex was a fixture of Yukon mineral development for decades. I am pleased to see progress in the remediation of this mine through 3 new contracts and 1 standing offer. Environmental sustainability and collaboration with local First Nations, including job opportunities, continue to be vital components of this project. I look forward to the efforts of these contracted organizations to improve the long-term revitalization of the area.”
Member of Parliament for Yukon
Office of the Honourable Filomena Tassi
Office of the Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada and for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
Public Services and Procurement Canada
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
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