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In presence of Martine Ouellet, Natural Resources Minister – Stornoway officially opens road leading to Quebec’s first diamond mine

MONTREAL, Oct. 3, 2013 – Stornoway Diamonds, along with Quebec’s Natural Resources MinisterMartine Ouellet, invites journalists to a news conference on Monday, October 7, for the inauguration of the extension of Highway 167 and the Renard mine road, which will enable construction vehicles to travel from Témiscamie (km zero) to the Renard diamond mine site, 240 km to the north. The completion of this road is an important milestone that will enable Stornoway to begin construction of the “Renard” diamond mine, the first such mine in Quebec.

For this activity, Stornoway is offering journalists a unique opportunity to visit the site of the Renard diamond deposit, located some 275 km north of the Cree community of Mistissini and 350 km north of Chibougamau, in the James Bayregion of north-central Quebec. During the visit, you will be able to speak with Patrick Godin, Stornoway’s chief operating officer, about progress on the diamond mine project, the diamond industry and its economic importance,Stornoway’s relations with communities and the labour challenges that lie ahead.

Stornoway is especially proud to inaugurate this major regional infrastructure, which will open up the territory and provide access to this vast region, rich in both breathtaking landscapes and natural resources.


WHO: Inauguration of extension of Hwy 167 and Renard mine road and tour of Stornoway’s Renard project site
WHO:  Martine Ouellet, Natural Resources Minister
Luc Ferland, MNA for Ungava and parliamentary assistant to the Natural Resources Minister (northern affairs)
Richard Shecapio, chief of the Mistissini Cree Nation
Manon Cyr, mayor of Chibougamau
Patrick Godin, chief operating officer, Stornoway Diamonds
WHEN: Monday, October 7, 2013


Time Activity
6:30 a.m. Departure of flight from Saint-Hubert airport to Chibougamau
10 a.m. News conference and inauguration of the road at km zero of the Mont Otish road
11 a.m. Transport by helicopter to Renard mine site
12:30 p.m. Tour of Renard mine site
14:00 p.m. Flyover the Renard mine site and road
6 p.m. Arrival, Saint-Hubert airport

RSVP to Amélie Cliche ( by 5 pm. on Thursday, October 3.

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Amélie Cliche
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