Eric Joseph Marion v. The Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake, et. al.

This reasoned decision has been issued by the Ontario Mining and Lands Commissioner under the Mining Act.

File No. MA 002-06

L. Kamerman
Mining and Lands Commissioner

Thursday, the 21st day of September, 2006.

The Mining Act

In the matter of

Those lands circumscribed by Forfeited Patented Mining Claim L1535, being patent 876 Temiskaming, dated the 2nd day of June, 1915, situate in the Township of Teck, in the District of Temiskaming, Province of Ontario, having a Notice of Forfeiture on title, signed by the Minister of Mines on the 11th day of May, 1959, and registered in the Land Registry Office in Haileybury, Ontario, on the 13th day of May, 1959;

And in the matter of

Those lands circumscribed by Forfeited Patented Mining Claim L2728, being patent 459 Temiskaming, dated the 6th day of August, 1914, situate in the Township of Teck, in the District of Temiskaming, Province of Ontario, having a Notice of Forfeiture on title, signed by the Minister of Mines on the 11th day of May, 1959, and registered in the Land Registry Office in Haileybury, Ontario, on the 13th day of May, 1959;

And in the matter of

An application to stake the Mining Rights under Patented Mining Claims L-1535 and L-2728, pursuant to subsection 32(1) of the Mining Act, as shown on the attached Schedule "A".

Between:

Eric Joseph Marion
Applicant

and

This table indicates the matter of the applicate Eric Joseph Marion and list of respndents
Respondents Parcel# PIN #
The Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake* 9169 SEC CST 61408 0627
The Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake* 9169 SEC CST 61408 0559
The Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake* 8195 SEC CST 61408 0546
The Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake* 8348 SEC CST 61408 0225
The Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake* 8348 SEC CST 61408 0270
The Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake* 8348 SEC CST 61408 0272
The Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake* 8348 SEC CST 61408 0274
The Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake* 8348 SEC CST 61408 0331
The Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake* 8349 SEC CST 61408 0332
The Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake* 8349 SEC CST 61408 0333
The Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake* 10962 SEC CST 61408 0651
The Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake* 10962 SEC CST 61408 0937
The Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake* 13366 SEC CST 61408 0766
The Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake* 12747 SEC CST 61408 0763
The Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake* 9169 SEC CST 61408 0925
The Corporation of the Township of Teck* 9169 SEC CST 61408 0926
The Corporation of the Township of Teck* 9169 SEC CST 61408 0927
The Corporation of the Township of Teck* 9169 SEC CST 61408 0928
The Corporation of the Township of Teck* 8195 SEC CST 61408 0920
Kirkland & District Association for the Mentally Retarded (Community Living Kirkland Lake)* 12772 SEC CST 61408 0764
Kirkland & District Association for the Mentally Retarded (Community Living Kirkland Lake)* 12773 SEC CST 61408 0346
Kirkland & District Association for the Mentally Retarded (Community Living Kirkland Lake)* 12774 SEC CST 61408 0347
District of Timiskaming Social Services Administration Board* 10612 SEC CST 61408 0709
Kirkland Lake Non-Profit Housing Corporation* 12701 SEC CST 61408 0769
Kirkland Lake Non-Profit Housing Corporation* 12702 SEC CST 61408 0708
District School Board Ontario North East*** 13681 SEC CST 61408 0936

Maurice Alcide Lessard*
Sandra May Lessard*

13017 SEC CST 61408 0585
Jean-Paul Joseph Villeneuve**
Rosanne Gracia Villeneuve **
13060 SEC CST 61408 0757
Philip Thomas Forcelllni**
Silvia Renate Forcelllni**
12706 SEC CST 61408 0759
Joseph Edmond Marcel Rozon*
Yvonne Madeliene Rozon*
13061 SEC CST 61408 0758
Joseph Edmond Marcel Rozon*
Yvonne Madeliene Rozon*
12709 SEC CST 61408 0755
Ruth Mary Vernon* 8320 SEC CST 61408 0778
Victoire Noella Dodds* 8319 SEC CST 61408 0810
Roxanne Loraine Brookes* 9639 SEC CST 61408 0713
Lee Ernest Chouinard* 10572 SEC CST 61408 0710
Frank Albert Zidar
Vada Zidar*
10053 SEC CST 61408 0711
Raymond Eugene Lafleche*
Lynne Louise Lafleche*
10052 SEC CST 61408 0712
Jean Paul Cormier*
Chantal Mona Boucher*
10659 SEC CST 61408 0771
Bradley Morgan Pullen*
Darleen Cathy Smith*
10653 SEC CST 61408 0772
Walter Joseph Szach*
Anita June Szach*
10918 SEC CST 61408 0773
Rodney Lee Davis*
Melanie Margaret Koroscil*
13396 SEC CST 61408 0762
Marlene Watson* 8427 SEC CST 61408 0777
Carol Lillianne Lessard* 8652 SEC CST 61408 0776

Robert Raoul Galarneau*
Shannon Lorraine Galarneau *

12686 SEC CST 61408 0340
Eric Victor Nielson*
Leanne Catharine Nielson*
12667 SEC CST 61408 0341
Michel Yvon Moreau*
Kimberley Ann Moreau*
13338 SEC CST 61408 0273
Paul Denis Guertln**
Micheline Dorcina Guertin**
12680 SEC CST 61408 0344
Michael Brissette**
Nicole Brissette **
13384 SEC CST 61408 0345
William Roderick Macdonald **
Lorraine Anne Macdonald**
12670 SEC CST 61408 0349
John Karl Doxsee**
Christine Ann Doxsee**
12663 SEC CST 61408 0350
Gerhard Meyer*
Ida Elisabeth Meyer*
12664 SEC CST 61408 0354
Carolyn Lynn Spinato*
Frank Carlo Spinato*
12672 SEC CST 61408 0355
Daniel Gerald Napoleon Maille *
Cindy Gail Davis*
13364 SEC CST 61408 0765
Donna Lee Crema* 13367 SEC CST 61408 0767
Basil Mcmillan 13272 SEC CST 61408 0768
Allen Lauzon
Louise Lauzon
12725 SEC CST 61408 0756
Allen Lauzon
Louise Lauzon
12756 SEC CST 61408 0760

Respondents (Amended September 21, 2006)


*And whereas those respondents identified above by an asterisk (*), provided their signed consent, with conditions in some cases, to the tribunal, for the granting of this application

**And whereas six respondents (as identified above with two asterisks, (**) did not respond or provide their consent to this application, as shown on the attached map of the subject area as outlined in red and marked Schedule "A"

***And whereas only one respondent, being the District School Board, Ontario North East (DSB) as identified above with three asterisks (***) responded negatively and did not provide its consent

Consent Order

Whereas this application was received by this tribunal on the 16th day of January, 2006;

And whereas an Order To File documentation was issued by this tribunal on the 8th day of February, 2006;

And whereas documentation was filed by the applicant with both the tribunal and the respondents on or about the 9th day of March, 2006 and subsequently, by some of the respondents named above on the applicant and the tribunal;

And whereas those respondents identified above by an asterisk (*), provided their signed consent, with conditions in some cases, to the tribunal, for the granting of this application;

And whereas six respondents (as identified above with two asterisks, (**) did not respond or provide their consent to this application, as shown on the attached map of the subject area as outlined in red and marked Schedule "A";

And whereas only one respondent, being the District School Board, Ontario North East (DSB) as identified above with three asterisks (***) responded negatively and did not provide its consent;

And whereas in addition to the correspondence received by the tribunal from the DSB, on the 4th and 9th days of May, 2006, the tribunal wrote to the DSB on the 16th day of May, 2006 and the tribunal registrar and the agent for the appellant held a telephone conference call with the DSB in order to better understand and to address their concerns, on the 6th day of June, 2006;

1. It is ordered that the application to stake the Mining Rights under Patented Mining Claims L-1535 and L-2728, pursuant to subsection 32(1) of the Mining Act, be and is hereby granted to the applicant, Mr. Eric Joseph Marion, upon the following conditions:

Non-Intrusive Work

The following conditions will apply for exploratory works considered to be non-intrusive in nature, being geophysical, geochemical and geological surveying and prospecting;

  1. Walking access to the subject property is permissible in any season provided that any persons accessing the property do not interfere with the normal enjoyment or maintenance of these lands. Any motorized access across the property will require prior consent of the property owner.
  2. Geotechnical surveys are acceptable but will be scheduled to not interfere with public use of the lands.
  3. If any grid lines are established where they are visible, station pickets will be erected after the playing fields are in use, and removed prior to subsequent use.
  4. Line cutting or other permanent markings are permissible provided specific approval has been obtained from the Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake.

Light to Heavy Exploratory Work

Should the claim holder or parties working under its direction wish to perform intrusive exploratory work such as drilling, trenching or permanent markings and line cutting, a detailed work and restoration plan shall be submitted to the Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake for consideration. The exploratory work and restoration plan shall include;

  1. A plan describing type and location of all works proposed,
  2. A work schedule showing timing and working hours,
  3. A detailed plan, including a demonstration of adequate funds, for the restoration of all affected areas,
  4. Details of proposed noise control if warranted, to ensure noise levels do not exceed that of ambient traffic.
  5. Details of proposed dust suppression, if warranted
  6. Details of proposed control of ground vibration, if warranted
  7. In the event that the claim holder and any of the respondents that have provided their consent to this application can not come to an agreement concerning drilling on their property, the matter may be referred to the Mining and Lands Commissioner for resolution.
  8. In the event that a production decision is made, the production activities will be designed so as not to be visible to or audible by the public. Prior to the commencement of on site production activities, the claim holder will consult with both the Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake and the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM). The claim holder will provide details of the proposed production program to both the Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake and the MNDM . The details will include comment on possible adverse impacts to other users of the lands. No production activities that will physically affect the surface rights shall be commenced without prior written consent from the Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake and the MNDM . In the event that such consent is withheld, the claim holder may refer the matter to the Mining and Lands Commissioner for resolution.
  9. The claim holder or parties working under its direction, will not release deleterious substances or contaminates (as defined in the Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.19, as amended), into the atmosphere, streams or water bodies on the properties, unless approved by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.
  10. All work sites shall be kept in neat, tidy and professional condition. Any physical damage to the lands, or facilities (caused by the claim holder or those working at its direction), will be repaired or restored to the original condition, at the claim holder's expense. If repairs are not made in a timely fashion, after written request to do so by the Corporation of the Town of Kirkland Lake, the town shall be at liberty to use its own resources for such remedial work, and will be entitled to reasonable compensation to affect such repairs.
  11. With regards to Parcel 13396 SEC CST property identifier number 0762, there shall be no removal of any vegetation, no grid work and the establishment of no temporary or permanent structures.

Hours of Operations

  1. All work is to be performed between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, unless otherwise approved by the property owner(s) upon whose property the work is to be performed.
  2. Work will not be performed when other activities are scheduled or are taking place.
  3. All light to heavy exploratory work is to be performed during off seasons and proper precautions to protect the public and to make immediate restoration will be required.

2. It is further ordered that in an effort to be as unobtrusive as possible, the applicant is instructed to conduct the staking by using commercial 4 inch by 4 inch timber as mining claim posts pursuant to Subsection 14 (3) of the Staking Regulations (O. Reg. 7/96), and stake out the unpatented mining claim by erecting the number 1 claim corner post on the claim boundary at or near the north east angle of L1535 and witness the number 2 comer post, the number 3 comer post and the number 4 corner post from that location pursuant to subsection 12 (3) of the Staking Regulations (O. Reg. 7/96).

3. It is further ordered that this Order applies to the mining rights under the property of each respondent, but, for those respondents who have not provided their consent, being parcel 13681 SEC CST, property identification number 0936, parcel 12706 SEC CST, property identification number, 0759, parcel 13060 SEC CST, property identification number, 0757, parcel 12680 SEC CST, property identification number 0344, parcel 13384 SEC CST, property identification number 0345, parcel 12670 SEC CST, property identification number 0349 and parcel 12663 SEC CST, property identification number 0350, no exploration work will be conducted upon or under their property without their prior written consent.

4. It is further ordered that no costs shall be payable by any party to this application.

This tribunal further directs the Provincial Mining Recorder, to vacate those lands covered by Withdrawal Order No. W-L-25/05, covering surface and mining rights situate in the Township of Teck, (G-3719) in the Larder Lake Mining Division, dated the 31st day of March, 2005, made pursuant to section 35 of the Mining Act and to open the area, as outlined in the attached Schedule "A", being the mining rights under Patented Mining Claims L-1535 and L-2728, respectively, for staking for the applicant, Mr. Eric Joseph Marion.

This tribunal further directs that pursuant to subsection 129(4) of the Mining Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.14, as amended, a copy of this Order shall be forwarded by the tribunal to the Provincial Mining Recorder who is hereby directed to amend the records in the Provincial Recording Office as necessary and in accordance with the aforementioned subsection 129(4).

Dated this 21st day of September, 2006.

Original signed by L. Kamerman

L. Kamerman
Mining and Lands Commissioner

Schedule "A"

This is an area view of mining claims L-1535 and L-2728

Enlarge Scedule "A" of mining claims L-1535 and L-2728