Welcome

Thank you for visiting. The purpose of this website is to educate and inform the public about threats to the Kipawa watershed.
Our current focus is on mining and specifically the mining of rare earths. Kipawa Lake is an important ecological entity, source of drinking water, a world renowned tourist destination and has significant cultural and historic value to local communities. These uses and values should be given priority over a short-term economic gain from a toxic open-pit mining project. Please read and share the information provided and please contact us with your questions, concerns or to be more involved.


INFORMATIVE RARE EARTH MINING PAMPHLET - English Adobe PDF / French Adobe PDF

 

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What can you do to help?

  • Support our fundraising initiatives
    (funds are required for printing information booklets, posters, administrative costs, education events for the public, etc.)


    Save Kipawa Lake T-Shirts


    Save Kipawa Lake Lawn Signs

    Blue T-Shirts available
    ($25 each)

     

    Lawn signs available
    ($10 each includes wire stand)

    You can contact us by email at info@kipawalakepreservationsociety.ca for more info or to order

  • Volunteer
  • Sign the petitions
  • Write letters to local, provincial and government officials expressing your opposition to mining in the Kipawa watershed and
    the proposed rare earth mine.
  • Be informed. This website has a great deal of researched, factual information about mining, rare earth mining, the proposed projects and impacts. Please read it. Share this knowledge with your friends, family, neighbours.
    Contact us if you have questions. If you do not support the mine speak out and have your voice heard.

Recent News Articles

Rare Earth Recycling Takes On New Luster
http://www.forbes.com/sites/heatherclancy/2014/02/25/rare-earth-recycling-takes-on-new-luster

Parlvu RNNR Meeting No. 14 – Rare Earth Mining
View Link

Terres Rares: Tyrrell vs Breton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=267SLKoDs_M&feature=youtu.be

The search for transparency in a global gold rush for rare earths
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/global-mining-rare-earth-elements-transparency

The Green Party of Quebec does not support Rare Earth Mining
http://www.lafrontiere.ca/2014/01/23/pas-de-mines-terres-rares-au-quebec-dit-le-pvq

Environment Group APART launches studies into risks of air pollution for the Kipawa Rare Earth project
http://www.lafrontiere.ca/2014/01/23/lexploitation-des-terres-rares-scrutee-a-la-loupe

Toyoto Prius Not So Green After All
http://dominion.mediacoop.ca/story/toyota-prius-not-so-green-after-all/20373

What you need to know about rare earth metal mining
http://outdoorcanada.ca/33576/fishing/article-fishing/what-you-need-to-know-about-rare-earth-metal-mining

Opponent Fears for Lake
http://www.nugget.ca/2013/10/10/matamec-mine-opponent-fears-for-lake

Temiscaming Residents Rally Against Mine
http://www.nugget.ca/2013/09/05/temiscaming-residents-rally-against-mine

Peaceful protest in Kipawa against Matamec mining project
http://northernontario.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=997701

Rare Earths Mine Under Scrutiny
http://www.nugget.ca/2013/06/11/rare-earths-mine-under-scrutiny

La Coalition Quebec Ait Meilleure Mine requests a provincial environmental impact assessment and BAPE (Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnment) for the Kipawa Rare Earths project
http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/abitibi/2013/05/27/002-quebec-meilleure-mine-bape-matamec-terres-rares.shtml
http://www.miningwatch.ca/sites/www.miningwatch.ca/files/2013-05-23-lettreministreblanchet-minesterresrares.pdf

Wolf Lake and Eagle Village First Nations call for a joint review panel for the federal environmental impact assessment for the Kipawa Rare Earths project
http://www.miningwatch.ca/news/algonquin-nations-call-joint-review-panel-rare-earths-project

China’s Rare Earth Warning
http://thediplomat.com/2012/06/chinas-rare-earth-warning

Rare Earth Metals Not the Only Answer, Says UConn Chemist
http://today.uconn.edu/blog/2012/03/rare-earth-metals-not-the-only-answer-says-uconn-chemist