Highlights of AGM on April 24, 2018

Board Members were determined for 2018-2019

Returning board members are Julee Boan, Scott Harris, Lucy LaFramboise, Susan Grinstead, Dodie Legassick, Lea Matyuska, Karen Peterson, Graham Saunders

New board member: Environment North welcomes Bruce Hyer to the board.

Departing board member: Environment North thanks Kirsten Annis for her contribution to the board.   

At the AGM Environment North hosted a public presentation on the potential environmental and health impacts of chromite mining in the Ring of Fire and ferrochrome processing.  The guest speaker was Ugo Lapointe, Canada program coordinator with MiningWatch Canada. A video of the presentation will be available in the future.

Click here to view the presentation by Fort William First Nation Economic Development and the Thunder Bay Economic Development Commission.
Click here to listen to Ugo Lapointe's CBC radio interview with Jason Turnbull on Up North, February 19, 2018.
Click on the following links for more information on environmental impacts:

MiningWatch Canada (May 2012): Potential Toxic Effects of Chromium, Chromite Mining and Ferrochrome Production: A Literature Review  (update Cliff Resources is no longer the proponent )

Public Health Ontario (April 2015)  Case Study: Chromite mining and processing

Journal of Cleaner Production (July 2017): Chromite mining and smelting industry - Relevance to development of the Ring of Fire 

Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (April 2005): Heavy metals (Cr, Zn, Ni, V, Pb, Cd) in lingonberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea L.) and assessment of human exposure in two industrial areas in the Kemi-Tornio region, Northern Finland.