Seabridge Gold Annual Newsletter

At Seabridge Gold, we believe in sharing regular updates about the company and its Projects with the communities.

Our 2020 newsletter that was sent to 13,000+ residents of Northwest BC features a message from Jay Layman, our Director, President and Chief Operating Officer, information about our achievements of the past year at our KSM and Iskut Projects, COVID-19 safety measures adopted at our sites, and how we are supporting local Northwest BC communities and helping residents pursue their educational endeavours through the KSM Project Bursary Program.

Read our 2020 annual newsletter here.

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Seabridge Gold corrects the record, news release published in SitNews

Seabridge Gold’s Brent Murphy, sent a letter to  Mary Kauffman, Editor of SitNews to clarify statements made in the recent news release published by SitNews titled ‘SEITC Responds to UN Special Rapporteur’s Report’ where referring to impacts of upstream dams, one of the recommendations from the report said ‘Canada should take proactive measures to prevent environmental harm and respect concerns of risk of harm including where host countries have put in place no-go-zones for resource extraction’. Mr. Frederick Olsen Jr was quoted responding to this recommendation, “Exactly! On their side of the border, they want the KSM mine which would be one of the world’s largest mines but a few miles away, on our side, we have Misty Fjords National Monument and plenty of sacred sites.”

The above statement by Mr. Olsen does not stand true for Seabridge Gold’s KSM Project. The KSM Project’s Tailings Management Facility is located in the upper reaches of the Bell Irving River Basin and drains into Canadian waters, not the Unuk River, or any other US waterway. To imply otherwise is simply incorrect.

Further, the proposed KSM Project successfully completed a rigorous independent joint harmonized BC-CANADA Environmental Assessment over a seven-year period (2007-2104), a regulatory review that also involved both US Federal and State representatives working alongside Provincial and Federal regulators. As we experienced, the BC EA process includes a five-pillar assessment and ensures that any potential environmental, economic, social, heritage and health effects that may occur during the lifetime of a major project, are thoroughly assessed.

Read the letter here.

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Seabridge Gold responds to misleading information about the KSM Project published in The Narwhal

Seabridge Gold’s Brent Murphy wrote a letter to Emma Gilchrist, Editor-in-Chief/Executive Director of The Narwhal highlighting the erroneous and misleading information about the KSM Project and the design of the tailings management facility published in the article titled ‘Six years after Mount Polley disaster, expert recommendations not fully implemented: report’ by Matt Simmons.

Read the letter here.

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Seabridge Gold responds to Inaccurate Information about Selenium Removal Technology adopted at KSM Project published in The Narwhal

Seabridge Gold’s Brent Murphy wrote a letter to Stephanie Wood reporter at The Narwhal and Chris Sergeant, Research scientist at the University of Montana correcting incorrect information about the Selenium Removal Technology adopted at KSM Project that was published in the article titled ‘Seabridge Gold asks B.C. for more time to begin KSM mine construction, citing COVID-19′.

In the Narwhal article, Chris Sergeant was quoted as saying “Water that contacts the mine on the Unuk River side will drain directly into a water storage reservoir. This water would receive treatment before discharge into the Unuk watershed. But there isn’t currently a proven method for sufficient removal of selenium — which has been shown to negatively impact fish populations — and mine operations are expected to increase selenium levels in the water. This statement is incorrect.

In 2015, Seabridge successfully completed a pilot plant evaluation of a new process for the removal of selenium from waters in northwest BC. The pilot plant was constructed and operated by independent BioteQ Environmental Technologies, Inc. using their Selen-IX™ treatment technology. This selenium treatment technology was able to reduce selenium concentrations to 1 ppb in water extracted from the KSM project site and thus, satisfied a key legally binding condition of the BC Environmental Assessment Certificate which Seabridge received for the KSM Project on July 30, 2014. The KSM Se treatment information was shared with the public in 2015. In 2018, the Selen-IX™ treatment technology was issued a US patent further validating Seabridge Gold’s chosen approach for selenium treatment at the KSM Project.

Read our letter to Stephanie Wood reporter at The Narwhal

Read our letter to Chris Sergeant, Research scientist at the University of Montana

 

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New Student Bursary Program

KSM Project Fall 2020 Bursary Application

Seabridge Gold owns the KSM Project, a proposed gold, copper, silver and molybdenum mine, located 65 north of Stewart, BC. The KSM Project will employ approximately 1,800 people during its 5-year construction and approximately 1,040 jobs during its 52-year mine life. While construction has not yet started on the KSM Project, Seabridge Gold supports building a strong workforce in northwest BC and finds value in supporting residents to further education and training. As a result, Seabridge Gold is implemented a bursary program to support students from northwest British Columbia (BC) access education and training.

If you are a resident of northwest BC (defined as west of Burns Lake north to the Yukon border), currently enrolled in studies, complete the following application for an opportunity to receive financial support towards your education. Applications will be reviewed and scored, based on the completion of the application and submission of the required documents. The fall application is applicable for students enrolled in studies for the fall semester (September -December 2020) and will be announced in September 2020.

Submission Deadline:   August 31, 2020 

* Applications, essay and additional attachments will only be accepted via scan and/or e-mail submitted to ksm_community@seabridgegold.net by August 31st, 2020.

* For enquiries and additional questions contact Seabridge Gold at 

(250) 847-4704, ksm_community@seabridgegold.net

Bursary Application_Fall 2020

 

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KSM Project COVID-19 Safety Plan

The KSM Project COVID-19 Safety Plan document outlines Covid-19 protocols that KSM Mining ULC (A subsidiary of Seabridge Gold) has implemented to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 at the KSM Project. The document will be updated as necessary as new information becomes relevant. The objective of the Covid-19 Safety Plan is to provide a safe work environment and to minimize the infection and transmission risk of Covid-19 to employees, contractors, and local communities.

Download the document here.

 

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Seabridge Gold responds to erroneous statements regarding the KSM Project made in an opinion letter published in Science Magazine

On May 5, Seabridge Gold sent a letter to the Science magazine to correct inaccurate information about the KSM project and the Canadian Environmental Assessment (EA) process that was published in opinion letter titled ‘Canada’s mines pose transboundary risks’.

Read the letter here.

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Seabridge Gold responds to incorrect information in the opinion article published in The Conversation

Seabridge Gold’s Brent Murphy wrote a letter to Christopher Sergeant, Research Scientist, Flathead Lake Biological Station, The University of Montana and Julian D. Olden, Professor of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington correcting inaccurate information published in an opinion article titled “Mine waste dams threaten the environment, even when they don’t fail”.

Read the letter here.

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New Student Bursary Program

KSM Project Winter 2020 Bursary Application

Update – The application is now closed.

Seabridge Gold owns the KSM Project, a proposed gold, copper, silver and molybdenum mine, located 65 north of Stewart, BC. The KSM Project will employ approximately 1,800 people during its 5-year construction and approximately 1,040 jobs during its 52-year mine life. While construction has not yet started on the KSM Project, Seabridge Gold supports building a strong workforce in northwest BC and finds value in supporting local residents to further education and training. As a result, Seabridge Gold is implemented a bursary program to support students from northwest British Columbia (BC) access education and training.

If you are a resident of northwest BC (defined as west of Burns Lake north to the Yukon boarder), currently enrolled in studies, complete the following application for an opportunity to receive financial support towards your education. Applications will be reviewed and scored, based on the completion of the application and submission of the required documents. The winter application is applicable for students enrolled in studies for the winter semester (January -April 2020) and will be announced in March 2020.

Submission Deadline: February 21, 2020   

* Applications, essay and additional attachments will only be accepted via scan and/or e-mail submitted to ksm_community@seabridgegold.net by February 21st, 2020.

* For enquiries and additional questions contact Seabridge Gold at (250) 847-4704, ksm_community@seabridgegold.net

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Mitchell Treaty Tunnel Permits

KSM Mining ULC, subsidiary of Seabridge Gold, holds a permit License SK904033 which authorizes a tunnel right-of-way extending 23 km from the Mitchell Valley to the proposed KSM Tailings Management Facility (TMF) location. Associated with the permit is a management plan that addresses how Seabridge Gold will deal with the rocks excavated from ground along the tunnel alignment, whose mineral rights are held by parties other than Seabridge Gold.

Seabridge Gold also holds permits to initiate construction at:

  • Tunnel portals and the first 100 metres of tunnel (i.e. up to the first cross cut) within the Mitchell Valley
  • Proposed Process Plant site within South Teigen and North Treaty creeks valley, on ground with the mineral rights owned by Seabridge Gold
  • The proposed Saddle location, situated approximately 22 km upstream along Treaty Creek, on ground whose mineral rights are held by  parties other than Seabridge Gold

Details of permits and management plan can be found here:

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