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Liscomb River Wilderness Area Designation of Additional Lands

made under subsection 11(3) of the

Wilderness Area Protection Act

S.N.S. 1998, c. 27

O.I.C. 2015-422 (December 29, 2015), N.S. Reg. 422/2015



Order approved by O.I.C. 2015-422

I, Randy Delorey, Minister of Environment for the Province of Nova Scotia, pursuant to clause 11(3)(b) of Chapter 27 of the Acts of 1998, the Wilderness Areas Protection Act, hereby designate an area of Crown land at Liscomb River, Guysborough County, with approximate boundaries as shown on the map attached as Appendix A, as an addition to Liscomb River Wilderness Area, originally designated in item 13 of Schedule A to the Act.


The actual boundaries of the designated additional area shall be as described and shown on a description and plan signed by the Director of Surveys and deposited in the Provincial Crown Land Information Management Centre, formerly known as the Provincial Crown Land Records Centre, the signed description and plan forming part of this designation.


This designation is effective on and after the later of the date it is approved by the Governor in Council and the date the description and plan are deposited in the Provincial Crown Land Information Management Centre, except for any portion of any of the following lands (referred to in this Order as “excepted portion of land”):

 

       (a)    the land that was formerly subject to exploration licence number 09276 issued to D.D.V. Gold Limited under the Mineral Resources Act;

 

       (b)    the land that is subject to exploration licence number 08539, or any valid continuation of the mineral right granted by that exploration licence, issued to D.D.V. Gold Limited or its successor or approved transferee under the Mineral Resources Act;

 

       (c)    the land that is subject to any subsequent exploration licence issued under the Mineral Resources Act within 1 year following the surrender, abandonment, forfeiture, expiration, cancellation or termination of a mineral right referred to in clause (b) for any portion of the land formerly subject to that mineral right, or any valid continuation of the mineral right granted by the subsequent exploration licence.


This designation is effective for an excepted portion of land on and after the date the Minister of Environment publishes a notice in the Royal Gazette Part I to that effect, which shall be done in accordance with the following:

 

       (a)    for an excepted portion of land that was formerly subject to exploration licence number 09276 issued to D.D.V. Gold Limited, the notice shall be published following the later of

 

                (i)     the end of 1 year after the date of the Order in Council approving this designation, and

 

                (ii)    the date any subsequent exploration licence issued under the Mineral Resources Act for the excepted portion of land within the 1-year period referred to in subclause (i), or any valid continuation of the mineral right granted by that subsequent exploration licence, no longer applies to the excepted portion of land as a result of the surrender, abandonment, forfeiture, expiration, cancellation or termination of that subsequent exploration licence or continued mineral right;

 

       (b)    for an excepted portion of land that is subject to exploration licence number 08539 issued to D.D.V. Gold Limited, the notice shall be published following the later of

 

                (i)     the end of 1 year after the date exploration licence number 08539, or any valid continuation of the mineral right granted by that exploration licence, no longer applies to the excepted portion of land as a result of the surrender, abandonment, forfeiture, expiration, cancellation or termination of that exploration licence or continued mineral right; and

 

                (ii)    the date any subsequent exploration licence issued under the Mineral Resources Act for the excepted portion of land within the 1-year period referred to in subclause (i), or any valid continuation of the mineral right granted by that subsequent exploration licence, no longer applies to the excepted portion of land as a result of the surrender, abandonment, forfeiture, expiration, cancellation or termination of that subsequent exploration licence or continued mineral right.


Dated and made at Halifax Regional Municipality, Province of Nova Scotia, December 4, 2015.

 

sgd: Randy Delorey

Honourable Randy Delorey

Minister of Environment



Appendix A

Map Showing Approximate Boundaries of

Addition to Liscomb River Wilderness Area

Approximate boundaries of Liscomb River Wilderness Area