The Prairie Creek Mine is an already existing mine that almost went into production in the 1980’s. Canadian Zinc has been exploring on the property and found sufficient resources to apply to bring the mine into production – at a capex of approximately $150 Million. This process included applications for a water licence and land use permit that went through environmental assessment successfully in 2012 and in 2013 began the journey through the regulatory process managed by the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board. The process involved requisite public hearings through the winter of 2012-2013 and successfully culminated in the issuance of a Land Use Permit on June 17, 2013 and the Minister signing off on the Water Licence on on September 24, 2013. Fasken Martineau was counsel to Canadian Zinc throughout the regulatory process, including the public hearings, with Kevin O’Callaghan leading the team.