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Natural Resources
February 15, 2011

Provincial Minerals Strategy Consultation Sessions Continue

The Honourable Shawn Skinner, Minister of Natural Resources, today announced that further public consultations have been scheduled to support the development of a Provincial Minerals Strategy. The sessions are an opportunity for industry, Aboriginal groups, and other interested individuals or organizations to provide comment and participate in discussion in support of responsible, sustainable development in the mining industry.

Consultation sessions have been scheduled as follows, with information on additional sessions to be announced at a later date.

Date Community Time Location
February 21 Grand Falls-Windsor 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m Mount Peyton Hotel
February 22 Gander 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Albatross Hotel
February 22 Marystown 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Marystown Hotel
February 23 Clarenville 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Clarenville Inn
February 28 Long Harbour 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m Community Centre
March 2 St. John’s 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m Holiday Inn

A discussion paper has been developed to assist in the consultation process and is available online at www.gov.nl.ca/nr/.

Individuals or groups wishing to participate in the sessions or make a presentation are asked to pre-register by e-mail at mineralstrategy@gov.nl.ca or by calling 709-729-2762.

Written and electronic comments are invited and will be accepted until April 14.

Comments can be sent by e-mail to mineralstrategy@gov.nl.ca, or submissions forwarded to:

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Media contact:
Heather MacLeann
Director of Communications
Department of Natural Resources
709-729-5282, 697-4137

2011 02 15                                                        11:55 a.m.

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