Sault Ste. Marie citizens and business stakeholders/partners including NOA were given an update on the Ring of Fire. The Sault Ste. Marie Economic Development Corporation and Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce hosted a special presentation on the regional development project on May 10, 2017.
Guest Speakers for the forum were Mr. Alan Coutts, President and CEO, and Mr. Stephen Flewelling, Chief Development Officer, of Noront Resources Ltd. The Canadian-based mining company has the largest land position in the Ring of Fire, an emerging multi-metals area located in Northern Ontario. The presentation centred around the current status of Noront’s Eagle’s Nest Project, the scale of Eagle’s Nest and future chromite projects, business and employment opportunities, and the impact and benefits to neighbouring and Ontario communities such as Sault Ste. Marie because of our geographical importance to our transportation infrastructure (harbour and rail) and vacant local industrial land..
The event was held at Grand Gardens Downtown, more than 125 people attended the luncheon. The forum was sponsored by Port of Algoma and here is the presentation NORONT Presentation May 10, 2017 in SSM