|Canadian mining company Dominion Diamond Corporation (Dominion) has announced that Canada's Minister of Environment and Natural Resources for the Government of the Northwest Territories has given final approval for a revised Type A Water License for Ekati diamond mine. The revised license has been amended to include development of the Jay kimberlite project.††
"Receipt of the amended Water Licence is a significant milestone for the Jay project," says Dominion Chairman Jim Gowans. "We would like to thank the WLWB and the Minister for their work to complete this final major step in the permitting process at Jay. This project is an important part of our overall growth strategy which will deliver value over the long-term." The Jay project is located in Dominion's 100%-owned Buffer Zone at the Ekati Diamond Mine located in the Lac de Gras region of the Northwest Territories of Canada. Jay is a large high-grade kimberlite, and was approved for construction by the company in July 2016.