Election for new chief and council set for July 2
A company that wants to mine niobium south of Moosonee says exploration is at a standstill until consultation happens with the chief and council of Moose Cree First Nation.
However, a new chief and council won’t be elected until July 2. An interim committee has been governing the community since nine councillors resigned, triggering dissolution of council last month.
NioBay president Claude Dufresne says the former chief is against the project, adding the community has filed a judicial review of the government’s decision to issue an exploration permit. “The judicial review doesn’t prevent us from accessing the land or doing the drilling program,” he said. Continue Reading →