Brett Receives Necessary Permits and Licences for the Reconstruction of the Sawbill North Roadadmin
Brett Resources Inc. announce that it has received all necessary permits and licences for the reconstruction of the Sawbill North Road. This road will provide a link between the mineral properties in the Hammond Reef Area and the community of Atikokan. The road will also provide access for other resource related activities in the area.
This road construction is a collaborative process between the Seine River First Nation, the Town of Atikokan, Brett Resources and the Ministry of Natural Resources which has also provided a bridge for use on the Sawbill Road.
All parties to the agreement recognize the need to support economic development in the area for First Nation Communities and the Town of Atikokan. Work on the road is providing employment, training and development opportunities to First Nation community members in the area as well as employment opportunities to residents of the town of Atikokan.
A work permit was issued Dec. 5, 2009 to Rainy Lake Tribal Contracting Ltd. to begin the reconstruction of the road. A Forest Resource Licence has also been issued to Rainy Lake Tribal Contracting Ltd., to allow the harvest of wood along the Sawbill Road right of way.
Brett Resources is appreciative of the tremendous public support has been received for this project. Special thanks go out to Chief Earl Klyne, Mayor Dennis Brown and Michael Gravelle Minister of Northern Development Mines and Forests.
Funding for the construction of the Sawbill North Road has come from the Seine River First Nation and Brett Resources. The Minister for Northern Development Mines and Forests has indicated that now, with all required approvals in place, the Ministry of Natural Resources will fund up to $150,000 of the construction costs. Total construction costs will be in the order of $350,000.
Brett Resources is currently conducting a 70,000 metre drill program on the Hammond Reef project north of the town of Atikokan. Once this road is complete, time to travel to Hammond Reef from the town of Atikokan will be reduced to about 45 minutes. Brett has set up core logging facilities and a business office in the town of Atikokan and will continue to pursue, where possible, a local hire policy. As the Hammond Reef Project continues to grow and develop, both the residents of Atikokan and members of the local First Nation communities will benefit from job and contracting opportunities that are created.