Safe Working and Living Project Site
The Ferguson Lake Project property is situated west of Rankin Inlet in the Kivalliq Region of southern Nunavut Territory, Canada. It is located some 240 km west of Rankin Inlet and 160 km south-southwest of Baker Lake (town).
The project site is accessible by air from Rankin Inlet, Baker Lake(town), Winnipeg, or Yellowknife on a 825 x 30 metre gravel airstrip located at the Ferguson Lake Camp that is capable of handling Dakota, wheel-equipped aircraft.
Permits in place include: a Camp Commercial License; Class B Water Use License; Quarry License; and Right of Way permits issued by Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) and the Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA) for winter transport, which allows for the ready resumption of activities across the entire property.
The site camp consists of a series of buildings capable of housing and board service for up to 55 persons, which is equipped with generators and heating facilities for all-year operation. Support structures include; heavy equipment workshops; and housing for heavy equipment, and carpentry and electrical equipment, as well as for a large fleet of support vehicles.
The camp offices are fully-equipped with computers, printers, and other equipment, filing and records storage, along with a geology lab and an inventory of drill cores and other samples.
Communications is made possible by a satellite network, which provides for telephone, fax, and high-speed internet connections.
Heavy equipment at the camp includes: a Caterpillar D4 Dozer, Grader, Skid-Steer Loader, Excavator, Front Loader, and two Caterpillar Dump Trucks.
Support vehicles include: a Bombardier Snowcat, Bombardier Snow coach, and seven snowmobiles; along with four 4×4 Quads and two GMC Crew Cab Pick-up Trucks.
Governmental and Local Community Relations
Our team’s commitment to community engagement and communication within the Kivalliq Region in Nunavut has allowed us to successfully maintain the Ferguson Lake Property and Project holdings in good standing. Attention has been focused on the careful minimization of disruption to the local environment and historical artifacts, and the maintenance of strong socio-economic relationships with local communities.
The operating permits and licenses are in good standing, and we are registered as an extra-territorial corporation with the Nunavut government.
Our Board of Directors devote their management capabilities and depth of experience to the provision of technical, operational, political, financial, environ-mental, and socially responsible expertise.
We work in consultation with the Kivalliq Inuit Association and other northern agencies to generate community initiatives and benefits from our activities in the Kivalliq Region.
Engaging local businesses, governments, and residents of nearby communities is our path to understand their interests, concerns, and opportunities to support the community and local economies.
Marshalling supplies and services are transported from Churchill, Manitoba and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Other provisioning is staged from Rankin Inlet and Baker Lake in Nunavut. These communities support exploration and development operations and all have scheduled commercial airline services.
In previous programs, the provision of supplies, equipment, and fuel has involved freighting by larger aircraft to the airstrip established on Ferguson Lake or by overland winter transport to the property by snowcat train from Baker Lake or Rankin Inlet. Local consultants and labors have been engaged to support the exploration programs and the maintenance of the project site.
The management of the Ferguson Lake Property and Project requires the attention and care of the environment, historical artifacts, and local socio-economic relationships. We are committed to responsible for sustainable camp operations, resource exploration, and mine development in all aspects of our operations with respect to environmental, social and governance issues.
Environmental issues and climate change matters guide our policies and practices, and we strive to reduce our direct environmental impact, to mitigate risks, and to seek opportunities for best practices .
We foster socio-economic contributions across our entire operation that extend to other project partners. We, with our contractors and suppliers, support appropriate environmental and community initiatives.
We strive to achieve the best corporate governance practices and guidelines that satisfy legal, regulatory, and securities requirements to the interests of our shareholders.