Have your say! Legacy Arsenic Contamination around Yellowknife

What is this engagement about?

A human health risk assessment (HHRA) is currently being carried out for areas that are offsite but near to the former Giant Mine, primarily to the west and northwest of the mine site. This study will look at whether people are being exposed to chemicals at levels of concern. Canada North Environmental Services Ltd. (CanNorth) is conducting this assessment on behalf of the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) and Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC).

How can I participate?

This questionnaire (version française) will gather information on how you use the area around the former Giant Mine site to help in the completion of the HHRA. We would like to know if you have a cabin or house on any of the inland lakes, and also what activities, such as fishing, swimming, or hunting, you do while you are there. We would also like to get an idea of how long you spend at your cabin. If you do not have a cabin, we would still like to know what types of activities - for example, hiking, hunting, fishing, or boating - you do in the area, and how often. Participation in this survey is voluntary. 

  • Fill out the questionnaire here / Veuillez remplir le questionnaire en cliquant ici
  • Responses will be accepted until May 31, 2018

Who should participate?

We are looking for input from residents with cabins on inland lakes or who use inland lakes located to the north and northeast of Giant Mine and to the west of Giant Mine and/or east of Dettah for recreational purposes. Yellowknife Bay and Great Slave Lake are not considered inland lakes and are outside the scope of this questionnaire.

Where can I find more information?

The Government of the Northwest Territories, Government of Canada and CanNorth held a public engagement session to talk about ongoing risk assessment work on legacy arsenic contamination on May 10, 2018.

Read CanNorth's presentation here.