The community of Spanish entered the site selection process by formally expressing interest in learning about the project in 2012. The neighbouring communities of Blind River, Elliot Lake and The North Shore also expressed interest at that time.
Although Spanish was not identified as a focus of further study during initial desktop studies and engagement, Preliminary Assessments (Step 3: Phase 2) are continuing in the vicinity, and the community continues to be involved.
The project will only move forward in any area with interested communities, First Nation, Métis and surrounding communities, working together to implement it. We are committed to respecting the Aboriginal rights and treaties of Aboriginal peoples. We also recognize there may be unresolved claims between Aboriginal communities and the Crown to be taken into account in relation to a proposed site.
Information detailing assessment work we completed in Spanish through steps one to three of the site selection process are contained below.