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The potential impacts of Ring of Fire on the environment, animals and traditional way of life is one of the most important issues the communities of Webequie and Marten Falls have to deal with. The knowledge and guidance of the hunters, trappers, and land users are the key to lead the way for how the communities will deal with the proposed mining project. They want a deal that will protect them.
The ultimate plan for the communities within by the Ring of Fire region is to have their people "get up in the morning with a purpose" and have worked at the mine. The communities along with industry are preparing the people for training and employment programs in various areas relating to the mining sector.
Basic health and social services are essential elements in any communities development. Webequie has an unemployment rate of 95%. Marten Falls has been on a boil water advisory for over 10 years, but their number one health issue is OxyCotin addiction that has devastated both communities.
Before any industry projects like the Ring of Fire can go forward in Northern Ontario, the Far North Act stipulates that they must include a land use plan presented by the communities affected. Looks at how the community of Webequie is developing its land use plan.
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