On March 8, the Ministry of Energy Mines and Natural Gas
announced that it will no longer require permits for some low
impact exploration activities commencing September 2013.
If a permit is in place it will not be necessary to obtain an
additional permit for IP surveys and exploration drilling of mine
sites. In addition, the timing of the work to be carried out can be
extended for up to two years.
It will still be necessary to provide 30 days advance noticed to
the mines inspector who will then give notice to the affected First
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