Concern over environmental and cultural impacts of proposed mining project in Saskatchewan

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A proposed mining project in east-central Saskatchewan is raising concerns over environmental impacts such as water contamination, lowered groundwater table on peatlands, deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions, and disturbance of boreal caribou habitat. Additionally, Indigenous groups have raised concern about the impact of the proposed project on their gathering of traditional medicines, rice and mushrooms, as well as trapping practices.

Full text of this article can be accessed here: Group in northern Sask. raises environmental, cultural concerns about proposed mining project | Prince Albert Daily Herald (

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