NATURAL RESOURCES: Consultation on Mineral Resources Act goes to Feb. 2

Nova Scotians are invited to contribute their thoughts and ideas to a review of the Mineral Resources Act.

The Mineral Resources Act is legislation that establishes the rights and obligations around the responsible development of Nova Scotia's geological resources. It was last reviewed in 1990.

Last month, government released a discussion paper in preparation for the public consultation.

The discussion paper explores several key areas of the act including land access, royalties, reclamation and bonding, and community engagement, although the complete act and regulations are open for comment and review.

Nova Scotians can access the discussion paper, the current Mineral Resources Act and the consultation questionnaire online at www.novascotia.ca/natr, or by calling 902-424-8186.

The consultation period will run from Jan. 2 to Feb. 2.

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