Harte Gold has announced the opening of the Sugar Zone Gold Mine, which the first high-grade gold mine in over ten years to open in Ontario.
The company was joined by Ontario Premier Doug Ford, as well as the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, Greg Rickford to celebrate the opening and ribbon cutting of the mine.
“We are excited to open the Sugar Zone Gold Mine in Northern Ontario”, said Harte Gold CEO, Stephen G. Roman. “This is the culmination of a concerted team effort that began in 2009. This gold mine means jobs, hope and opportunity for a region that has often been ignored and demonstrates that the mining industry is alive and well in Ontario.”
“We are also joined today by Premier Doug Ford and Minister Greg Rickford for today’s Grand Opening,” said Mr. Roman. “Their presence today at the mine site demonstrates that this government takes the development of the North seriously. We appreciate their support as we move to making this mine fully operational. In addition, I want to thank the Town of White River, Netmizaaggamig Nishnaabeg (Pic Mobert) First Nation, Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (Pic River) First Nation for their key and continued support.”
“The opening of Harte Gold’s Sugar Zone Mine is a signal to the world that Ontario is Open for Business. It shows that this government is committed to improving the conditions for businesses, so they can thrive. It’s also one more example of why Ontario is a global leader in mineral exploration and production,” said Premier Ford. “We told the people of Ontario we would create and protect good, local jobs all over the province. We will continue to support businesses that are bringing more prosperity and economic growth to every corner of Ontario.”
“Opening a new gold mine is a tremendous feat for any mining company, particularly a former junior exploration company,” said Rickford. “The Sugar Zone Mine will be a powerful economic engine in the region, and is a great example of growth and prosperity happening here in Northern Ontario.”
“Mining is key to Ontario’s continued economic success. It attracts billions every year in capital, most of which is spent directly in Northern Ontario,” said Premier Ford. “Today’s announcement means that success can continue for years to come.”
Source: Company Press Release