Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Environmental Assessment


Goldboro Gold Project


This is to advise that on June 10, 2022, Signal Gold Inc. registered the Goldboro Gold Project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed undertaking is to construct, operate, and close the Goldboro Gold Project, a surface gold mine with 4,000-tonne per day extraction capacity as well as associated infrastructure. An ore processing facility will receive extracted ore to produce gold doré bars for approximately 11 years. The construction phase will take approximately 2 years and is expected to commence in 2023/2024 pending permit duration. Progressive reclamation will occur throughout the life of the project with final site reclamation estimated at 3 years, after operations cease. A post-closure monitoring period will occur following active closure of the Project. The Project is in Goldboro, Municipality of the District of Guysborough, Nova Scotia; 1.6 km northeast on Goldbrook Road, off Highway 316, which is accessible from Highway 7 and Highway 104.

Minister's Decision

On August 2, 2022, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change released a decisionPDF Download Link (PDF:235k) concerning this review. The Minister has decided to approve the undertaking in accordance with Section 13(1)b of the Environmental Assessment Regulations, pursuant to Part IV of the Environment Act. The undertaking has been approved subject to a number of conditionsPDF Download Link (PDF:254k).

Project Documents


Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Additional Information Addendum were accepted until July 10, 2022.

All comments received from the public consultation are posted on the department's website for public viewing. In the case of an individual, the address, email and contact information were removed before being placed on the website.