In response to public concerns, Arianne Resources Inc. (TSXV:DAN,FWB:JE9N,OTCBB:DRRSF) held another round of community meetings in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region, to provide feedback on meetings held in June and December 2011.
As quoted in the press release:
The main objective of the meetings was to present Arianne’s responses to public concerns and to consult the community on the creation of a monitoring committee and on the Company’s sustainable development approach. A total of 65 people, representing a wide variety of viewpoints, attended the two meetings. Among the latter, Mr. Ugo Lapointe, spokesperson for the “Coalition pour que le Québec ait meilleure mine!” was present.
Arianne Resources CEO Bernard Lapointe said:
As with any other mining project currently in development, we are aware that we will face certain challenges. However, we remain convinced that maintaining an open dialogue with local communities and taking into consideration, as much as possible, the concerns of the population regarding the project, are critical to our success. Now more than ever, the Company is determined to pursue development of the Lac à Paul mining project, with the collaboration of all stakeholders.