Gowest gets go-ahead – by Len Gillis (Timmins Daily Press – June 17, 2016)


TIMMINS – The arrival of this sunny summer weather in Timmins this week brought some sunny news for Gowest Gold Ltd., which reached an important milestone for the new gold property it is promoting in Timmins.

Greg Romain, company president and chief executive officer, said the long permitting process is finally over. “Yeah, we got the last permit signed off yesterday. It has been a long time coming but we’re certainly happy about it,” the Timmins native said in an interview Thursday morning.

Gowest is a junior gold exploration company working to develop the North Timmins Gold Project located roughly 35 kilometres north of the built-up area of Timmins. The project, which is part of the well-known Bradshaw gold venture, has more than 400,000 indicated ounces of gold and more than 750,000 ounces inferred.

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) has completed its Environmental Assessment of Gowest’s advanced exploration (AE) program and issued the final permit required for the Company’s AE work that includes the removal of a bulk sample, said a company news release. Permit approvals have also been received from the Ontario Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM) and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), said the company statement.

Romain said the completion of permitting means his company can move toward the development of what he is calling “the next new gold mine in Timmins.” He said that doesn’t mean his team hasn’t been busy already.

“Things have been in motion even without the permits, we have been doing things in parallel. We are working on the detailed engineering work for site preparation and underground development,” Romain said.

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