Kirkland Lake Gold's West Detour Project

Members of the Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee, and particularly members of the Cree Nations of Washaw Sibi, Waskaganish and MoCreebec, are invited to attend a public information meeting regarding the potential impacts of Kirkland Lake Gold’s West Detour Project.

Due to public health restrictions, members can attend this meeting online (over Zoom) or in-person in each community. Community members seeking further information about this meeting are encouraged to contact:

Representatives of various Ontario and Federal ministries, as well as representatives of Kirkland Lake Gold, will be present over Zoom.

DATE: Wednesday March 31, 2021 at 1:30 pm

To attend online over Zoom, follow this link:

You will need a password to access this meeting.
To obtain the password, please contact Flora Weistche at

To attend in person: visit one of three locations (subject to public health restrictions):

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Kanio-Kashee Lodge
Conference Room
7 JSC Watt Street, Waskaganish

Washaw Sibi

(in Amos, QC)
Amosphère Hotel Ballroom
1031 Route 111 East, Amos


(in Moose Factory, ON)
MoCreebec Eeyoud Office 62 Hospital Drive, Moose Factory
(Given current public health restrictions, please contact Mike Jolly if interested in attending in person.)

The Detour Lake Mine is an open pit mine located in northeastern Ontario, approximately 300 kilometres northeast of Timmins and 185 kilometres by road northeast of Cochrane.

The mine is situated in the area of the historic Detour Lake open pit/underground mine operated by Placer Dome from 1983-1999 and the current operation has a mine life of approximately 22 years.

The West Detour Project is a proposed expansion of the mine with the development of two satellite open pits and the additional westward expansion of the current open pit.

Expansion of the reserves Detour Lake will help maintain and extend the length of employment opportunities as the additional West and North Pits will extend the life of the mine until 2040. The West Detour Project will be located adjacent to the existing operating mine and has been purposefully designed to utilize infrastructure and facilities already in place to minimize environmental disturbance.

Kirkland Lake Gold is dedicated to responsible mining, the highest safety and environmental standards, and community engagement priorities.