The Yellowknife City Gold Project is unique among projects in the NWT as the project impacts more than half the population of the Territory and is one of the largest projects in the Territory in terms of size and potential social and economic benefits and impacts if it proceeds.
In addition to important impacts on Indigenous groups, the YCGP borders the City of Yellowknife and shares multiple land uses with hydro, road, airport and communications infrastructure; harvesting lands; recreational trails and lakes; and permitted and unpermitted cabins.
TerraX's engagement program goes well beyond complying with regulatory requirements and is designed to meet the unique circumstances of the Yellowknife City Gold Project. The Yellowknife City Gold Project is the only advanced exploration project in the NWT:
- Whose largest community of impact is a City as compared to indigenous communities
- Which is close to and surrounds its communities of impact rather than being distant from them
- Which shares recreational, harvesting, tourism and infrastructure areas with its communities of impact
For the Yellowknife City Gold Project to earn and maintain social licence from its stakeholders to explore, develop, operate and remediate a multigenerational mine(s).
Government of the Northwest Territories – Roundup Video
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"Mineral development is 25-30% of our economy… it adds billions of dollars to our economy, we have aboriginal participation, which is significant”. Wally Schumann – Government of the Northwest Territories, Minister for Industry, Tourism and Investment