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Marathon and Biitigong Nishnaabeg make preparations ahead of mine approval – Northern Ontario Business

October 30, 2023

North Shore Municipality, First Nation plan and build for an influx of workers and families

While investors and residents await the verdict on Generation Mining’s closure plan for their proposed site outside of Marathon, the township along with Biitigong Nishnaabeg First Nation are pushing through for an increase in housing and enhanced infrastructure in anticipation of a population boom.

The real concern is the sheer number of labourers and transient workers that will soon be moving to the area, including a 1,000-person camp that will be situated on a private property between Marathon and Biitigong Nishnaabeg.

Members of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg participated in a panel process where they spent considerable time examining and preparing for the potential impact the new mine will have on the area.

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