Sampling Continues
April - June 2018
Who can participate?
  • Anyone who has lived in Yellowknife, Ndilo or Dettah for the past 12 months.
  • Anyone from 3 to 79 years old, and Elders.
To participate contact:

Yellowknife (selected households, volunteers):
Stacey or Carine at (867) 445-1574
Renata at ykhemp@uottawa.ca

Yellowknives Dene First Nation:
Elizabeth Liske at (867) 445-4552
elizabethl@ykdene.com

North Slave Metis Alliance:
Nicole Goodman at (867) 873-6762
nicole.goodman@nsma.net

If You Received a Letter of Invitation, Click Here.
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2017 PARTICIPANTS!

A total of 898 people from Yellowknife, Ndilo and Dettah participated in the arsenic study in the fall 2017. Laboratory analysis of urine and toenail clippings continues to take place at University of Ottawa. Participants will receive their results in a personal letter in September 2018!
Contact Us details
Renata Rosol
Project Manager
University of Ottawa
Phone: (613) 325-9080
Email: ykhemp@uottawa.ca

Elizabeth Liske
Community Project Coordinator
Work: (867) 873-8951 ext. 1011
Cell: (867) 445-4552
Email: elizabethl@ykdene.com
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About the Giant Mine Remediation Project

The Giant Mine is located within the boundaries of the City of Yellowknife, where it operated from 1948 to 2004. The site reverted to the Crown when owner Royal Oaks Mine went into receivership in 1999.

At present, the mine is considered one of the most contaminated sites in Canada. To address concerns about arsenic and other contamination, the Giant Mine Remediation Project was established. The main objectives of the Giant Mine Remediation project are to minimize public and worker health and safety risks; minimize the release of contaminants from the site to the surrounding environment; remediate the site in a manner that instills public confidence; and, implement an approach that is cost- effective and robust over the long term.

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories are the co-proponents of the Giant Mine Remediation Project.

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