Detour Gold fined for harvesting Crown timber without licence

Northern Ontario Business
October 20, 2017
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada East

Detour Gold has pleaded guilty to, and been fined $62,500 for, harvesting Crown timber without a licence.  Court heard that on Dec. 8, 2014, Detour Gold Corp. applied for a Forest Resource Licence to harvest 159 hectares of Crown forest within the Detour Gold Mine properties located northeast of Cochrane. During an internal review of the licence application, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry determined that a portion of the harvest area fell outside the boundary of a previously approved environmental assessment (EA). Detour Gold Corp. was notified of this issue and informed by the ministry that a subsequent EA would need to be completed before the approval of any harvesting activities within that area.

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