The Department of Environment and Conservation has for the second time extended the review period for a contentious proposal to build a mineral access road in the Big Triangle Pond area off the Trans-Canada Highway and Salmonier Line.
A Google map shows the Big Triangle Pond area off the Salmonier Line and Trans-Canada Highway.
A department spokeswoman confirmed Friday morning that the review period for Eagleridge International Ltd.’s proposed 11-kilometre road has been extended 30 days to June 6.
Local cabins owners have voiced concerns about the project, claiming it will spoil their enjoyment of the wilderness. Noise pollution and a potential negative impact on the local salmon populations have also been brought up by those opposed to the proposal.
Eagleridge has been exploring the area for years and says the road is needed to bring in equipment for its work. The company also claims the road can be dismantled if exploration work fails to get results.
The environment minister was originally due to render a decision on the proposal April 7. A few days after that date, the department announced the review period would be extended to May 7.