Sisson Mine project awaiting federal approval

The proposed Sisson Brook mine project is still waiting for the green light from the federal government, but an official from the company behind the mine hopes that will come soon.

Brunswick News reporting at Monday's regular town council meeting in Nackawic, Greg Davidson, community relations manager for Northcliff Resources, provided council with an update on the proposed mine near Stanley, northwest of Fredericton.

In December, the New Brunswick government approved the project.

Two months after the province authorized the project, an accommodation agreement was reached with the Woodstock, St. Mary's, Oromocto, Tobique, Kingsclear and Madawaska First Nations to provide them with 9.8 per cent of revenue generated by the metallic mineral tax.

The mine itself is expected to have a 27-year lifespan.