The Akaitcho Remediation Project coordinates YKDFN’s participation on the Tundra Monitoring Project, the Gordon Remediation Project, and the Bullmoose-Ruth Remediation Project.
Tundra Mine Remediation Project was a gold mine located 240 km northeast of Yellowknife, NT. It has been in care and maintenance since 1999 when its former owner went bankrupt with remediation beginning in 2006. The Tundra Project team are working on developing a Long-Term Monitoring Plan for when Adaptive Management demonstrates that the site is stable. Environment staff have frequent meetings with the Tundra Project team and provide input into the Long-Term Monitoring Plan.
Gordon Lake Group Remediation Project consists of nine mine and advanced explorations sites (Burnt Island, Camlaren, Goodrock, Kidney Pond, Murray Lake, Storm Property, Treacy, Try me and West Bay) location 110 km northeast of Yellowknife around Gordon Lake, NT. The project has completed remediation and all equipment has been demobilized from the sites. This year was the first year of Long-Term Monitoring. The project had hoped to have a project completion celebration at site in August of 2019 however this was delayed due to timing issues in the summer of 2019 and is now on hold due to Covid-19.
Bullmoose-Ruth Remediation Project site is located between 74 and 90 km east of Yellowknife and the majority of the activities at these sites was gold exploration and mining. Bullmoose-Ruth Remediation Project consists of seven sites: Bullmoose, Ruth, Beaulieu, Spectrum, Chipp, Storm and Joon Mine. The project has completed remediation and has entered the first phase of its monitoring phase (2019-2024). The project had hoped to have a project completion celebration at site in August of 2019 however this was delayed due to timing issues in the summer of 2019 and is now on hold due to Covid-19. YKDFN contracted Flat River Consulting to develop curriculum for native plant revegetation workshop for remediation projects and had plans to host training in the summer of 2020. These plans have been put on hold due to Covid-19.