The community of White River initiated its area's involvement in the site selection process by formally expressing interest in learning about the project in 2012. This expression of interest triggered studies to explore the potential suitability of its geology while the community learned more about the project and reflected on its interest in it.
In 2017, after several years of progressively more detailed study and engagement, we concluded that the community of White River will not be considered a potential host for the project. The community is continuing to play a role, however, as activities continue in the nearby communities of Manitouwadge and Hornepayne.
The project will only move forward in any area with interested communities, along with 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 work we completed in the White River area through steps one to three of the site selection process is available below.