You, as members of our community, may have questions about this development project and process. The project team encourages you to contact us at SaultFPFproject@ssmedc.ca with any queries or ideas you may have.
A team has been assembled to gather information and reply to Noront’s request on the community’s ability to host the ferrochrome processing facility (FPF). They are:
- Dan Hollingsworth (Project Lead), Executive Director of Business Development for the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation;
- Al Horsman, Chief Administrative Officer with the City of Sault Ste. Marie;
- Tom Vair, Deputy CAO of Community Development and Enterprise Services with the City of Sault Ste. Marie; and
- Nevin Buconjic, Manager of Trade Investment & Community Marketing for the Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation.
Other expert resources and partners are being brought in to assist the project team in developing Sault Ste. Marie’s response. As well, MP Terry Sheehan, MPP Ross Romano and Mayor Christian Provenzano remain actively involved in this initiative, and their efforts and assistance are very much appreciated.
The submission period for site bids on Noront Resources’ proposed ferrochrome production facility is now closed. The company received four completed bid packages by the deadline, which was February 2. Bids were received from Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay and Timmins. Information on the next steps in the process can be found in a…Read More
The project team working on a submission to have Sault Ste. Marie considered as a host location for a ferrochrome production facility (FPF) presented an information package to Noront Resources today. A local delegation comprised of project team members and community leaders travelled to the company’s head office in Toronto to present the submission. “We…Read More
If Noront Resources selects Sault Ste. Marie as the most feasible site economically, a comprehensive, multi-year environmental assessment (EA) and community consultation will take place. During this process, citizens and organizations, including all levels of government, will be engaged. Only if the development has public support, and only if it passes environmental regulations, would construction begin…Read More
The project team working on a proposal to have Sault Ste. Marie considered as a potential site to host a ferrochrome processing facility (FPF) is seeking letters of support from area businesses and organizations. The letters will be included in the proposal package that’s being sent to Noront Resources. Letters can be emailed to SaultFPFproject@ssmedc.ca.…Read More
The Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation received documents from Noront Resources on November 6, 2017. The documents serve as a guideline for the cities interested in submitting a community business case for Noront’s proposed ferrochrome processing facility (FPF) – Due February 2, 2018. Sudbury, Thunder Bay and Timmins are other potential sites. Noront is…Read More
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