Conditions relating to the Sainte-Marguerite reserve

The Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles is authorizing mineral exploration in the Sainte-Marguerite Reserve under certain conditions.

  • Exploration work must not hinder the operation and sustainability of current Hydro-Québec infrastructures.
  • If necessary, Hydro-Québec is reserving the right to modify management of the rivière Sainte-Marguerite and to set additional conditions.
  • For land located near the Sainte-Marguerite 3 dam, the mining rights holder must make sure that vibrations from blasting will have no effect on Hydro-Québec facilities.
  • Any work requiring machinery within a 22.5 metre radius of the Arnaud-SM 3 transmission line and within the limits of the transformer station must be the subject of a special request to Hydro-Québec, to the attention of:

    Mr. Gilles Lévesque
    Chef Installations transport – Manicouagan Est
    Direction Transport Est
    1925, rue Decoste
    Sept-Îles (Québec) G4R 5C3
    Tel.: (418) 964-3605, extension 4354 

  • No mining lease on this territory or the adjoining territory will be issued without Hydro-Québec’s consent.
  • Work must be carried out in compliance with environmental standards and regulations. Any failure to comply with these obligations could result in the claims being revoked.