Ontario First Nations Announce New Milestone in Construction of Ring of Fire Road

Two Northern Ontario First Nations say they are taking another step toward all-weather road access to potential Ring of Fire mine sites.

The area about 500 kilometers northeast of Thunder Bay is said to be rich in vital minerals and the province has made long-standing promises to develop and exploit the area.

Marten Falls and Webequie First Nations are co-leading planning for a Northern Road Link project, which the province says is the latest piece of critical road infrastructure.

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Ontario Government Signs Ring of Fire Agreements with 2 Northern First Nations

The two First Nations are announcing today that they will submit terms of reference for an environmental assessment of the proposed road.

Chief Bruce Achneepineskum of Marten Falls First Nation says the project represents a potentially bright future for generations to come.

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The Northern Ontario region holds some of the richest chromite, nickel, copper and platinum deposits in the world, valued at between $30 billion and $60 billion.

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