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Sisson Project — Additional Federal Funding Allocated to Support Public and Indigenous Participation

January 29, 2016 – The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (the Agency) has allocated additional federal funds to assist participation in the federal environmental assessment of the proposed Sisson Project, located in New Brunswick:

Details of Allocation
Applicant Allocation
Assembly of First Nations' Chiefs in New Brunswick $24,000
Kingsclear First Nation $22,050
Madawaska Maliseet First Nation $22,050
Nashwaak Watershed Association Inc. $2,200
Oromocto First Nation $22,050
St. Mary's First Nation $20,750
Tobique First Nation $22,050
Woodstock First Nation $19,550
Total $154,700

This funding is made available through the Participant Funding Program administered by the Agency. It will enable participation in the environmental assessment of the project, specifically reviewing and providing comments on the Comprehensive Study Report.

For more information on the Project and the federal environmental assessment process, please visit the Agency's website (Registry reference number: 63169).

The proposed project

Sisson Mines Ltd. (formerly Northcliff Resources Limited) has proposed the construction and operation of an open pit tungsten and molybdenum mine and associated infrastructure at Sisson Brook, New Brunswick, approximately 60 kilometres northwest of Fredericton. The mine would extract an average of 30,000 tonnes per day of tungsten and molybdenum-containing ore for on-site processing. The mine and ore processing plant would have a lifespan of 27 years and employ approximately 200 to 300 people. The ore body intersects Sisson Brook. It is also likely that waste rock deposit and tailings impoundment areas in designated areas would be located in portions of Bird Brook or another tributary to the West Branch Napadogan Brook.

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