Ferdenando the Bull Thursday, 08/29/19 03:46:26 PM Re: None Post # of 8 LOOKS LIKE NORTH ARROW WILL HAVE A ROAD! Bulk sample and time line on track. Onsite Engineering Ltd routing, design and potential construction of the trail, Ecologic Consultants Ltd. permitting and environmental studies and North Arrow Minerals funding for Onsite and Ecologics pre-construction work on the trail. Studies have been completed on about 11km of the proposed 15km trail. The last 4 km are scheduled to be studied in May-June 2019. Measurements of all water crossings will also be taken at that time. It will take about two months of construction time to build the trail. The proposed start date is September 2019 with completion planned for 2020. All construction activities will be staged in Naujaat. Building of access trail would provide two main environmental benefits: 1 less damage of tundra and wetlands: the existing ATV trail is very wide in some wet areas, as drivers try to find the driest possible routes. This disturbs more tundra than necessary; and 2 proper bridges and culverts will make stream crossings safer and will reduce impacts on the water quality, fish, and vegetation. Construction of this community access trail will create near-term local employment and will benefit Naujaat businesses. Construction related jobs offer potential experience and training in areas such as surveying, equipment operation, environmental monitoring, and archaeological monitoring. If the trail is built the community will gain access to sources of gravel and carving stone and will have safer and easier access to the land for traditional activities. There would be additional employment, training and business opportunities related to North Arrows work on the Q1-4 diamond deposit, tourism, and education.