Teck signs another First Nations participation agreement for Frontier Project
Mining giant Teck Resources has signed another participation agreement with the Fort McKay Métis for the Frontier oil sands project, located on land belonging to the First Nations community.
The agreement established a framework for environmental stewardship, contracting opportunities as well as training and employment for members of the Fort McKay Métis community.
Teck signed a similar agreement with the Fort Chipewyan Métis back in December. President Fred Fraser called Teck a model for all oil sands operators, establishing a "real relationship" with the aboriginal communities long before they started their regulatory application process.
Frontier is a proposed oil sands mining operation currently under review by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER). The mine is located located about 110 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, in the Athabasca oil sands basin.
Teck has not provided a timeframe for project construction or when a Final Investment Decision can be expected.
TECK FRONTIER PROJECT
TECK FORT MCKAY MÉTIS & TECK SIGN FRONTIER PROJECT PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT
TECK FORT CHIPEWYAN MÉTIS & TECK SIGN FRONTIER PROJECT PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT
TECK FRONTIER & EQUINOX OIL SANDS MINE PROJECTS: PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT PLAN
CEAA FRONTIER PROJECT: REGULATORY FILINGS