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Oct 21, 2019


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Timmins feels door still open for ferrochrome plant –

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Mayor George Pirie remains confident Timmins will ultimately be the location of the ferrochrome processing facility which Noront Resources awarded to Sault Ste. Marie earlier this year.

“I still have the same opinion (as he had in May when Noront made it announcement) we’re going to get it,” said Pirie, shortly before Friday’s start of the annual general meeting of the Timmins Economic Development Corporation.” It won’t get built in Sault Ste. Marie.

“They haven’t done the consultations with the right Indigenous groups. You can see the fact that they don’t have the right area set up for the product and the tailings facilities — we do.

“And we continue to work on our relationships with the right Indigenous people, and that means the NAN (Nishnawbe Aski Nation) and those in the NAN territory.”

Timmins, who was was one of four communities in the running for the Noront ferrochrome processing facility, pitched the former Kidd smelter site as an ideal location for this new plant. In May, when Noront announced the Sault as the winning community, Pirie was undeterred.

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