Two companies with advancing mining projects were spotlighted March 23 in the third of a series of Invest Canada North: Post-PDAC Investment Summits.
Speakers from those companies were Don MacDonald, president and CEO of Norzinc, which is preparing to open the Prairie Creek Mine, a lead-zinc-silver operation in the southwest part of the territory, and Keyvan Salehi, who holds similar positions with Nighthawk Gold, a gold-exploration company with extensive land holdings about 200 kilometres north of Yellowknife.
The session was moderated by Paul Gruner, President and CEO of Det’on Cho Management LP
In her remarks to open the session, NWT Premier Caroline Cochrane emphasized the importance of the mining sector to the overall NWT economy. She stressed that expanding the mining sector remains a top priority of the NWT government which is committed to providing support, in part, through planned and proposed measures that will address the territory’s infrastructure challenges.
MacDonald and Salehi provided updates on their respective projects and outlined their plans for 2021 and beyond. Both executives emphasized how important it has been that they establish and maintain strong environmental standards and practices, along with positive and collaborative relationships and agreements with local Indigenous governments and communities where they can provide training and employment.
The webinar was organized as part of the Invest Canada North initiative, a joint marketing project led by Canada’s Northern Development Agency in partnership with Canada’s three territories to promote the North to the global investment community.
The entire Invest Canada North:Post-PDAC Investment Summits series can be viewed on-demand here.