Natural Resources
December 3, 2018

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Siobhan Coady, Minister of Natural Resources:

Restart of Scully Mine is Good News for Labrador West

Mr. Speaker, I rise in this Honourable House today to congratulate Tacora Resources on the restart of Scully Mine. This is great news for Labrador West and indeed the entire province.

The restart of the mine has been a collaborative effort of Tacora, different levels of government, labour and many others. In fact, our government has been working towards the reopening of the mine in Wabush since 2016. I’d like to thank officials within the Provincial Government who have worked diligently on this project to ensure success.

Mr. Speaker, that success means good, long-term jobs will be returning to a vital mining region. Approximately 260 positions are directly associated with site operations which will produce some six million tonnes of concentrate annually when fully ramped up.

As a province, we have initiated Mining the Future 2030 – a plan for growth in the Newfoundland and Labrador mining industry and the way forward on mineral development. The re-start of Scully Mine demonstrates the many benefits mining brings to the province as we work to achieve our Mining the Future goals.

We welcome Tacora to the region and we hope for a long, safe and prosperous future for the company, its workers and the local communities.

Thank you.

2018 12 03                              1:45 p.m.