Pinehouse Collaboration Agreement Term Sheet

On November 13, 2012 , this document was distributed almost without notice at a Pinehouse community meeting. The “Summary of the Collaboration Agreement Term Sheet made among Cameco Corporation, Areva Resources Canada Inc., and Pinehouse” (often referred to simply as the “Term Sheet”) had been negotiated in secret over the past year.  It was not so much intended as a matter for discussion at the November 13 meeting as it was to present a fait accompli. But a few attendees with a critical eye quickly recognized problems with the Term Sheet. Among its objectionable provisions was what amounted to a gag order on Pinehouse residents regarding the social and environmental impact of expansion of the uranium mines north of the community near Key Lake. Despite howls of protest, including pointed interviews on CBC Radio’s As It Happens evening news program, the industry and Village and Kineepik Metis Local Inc. officials proceeded with the agreement and it was signed with some modifications on December 12, 2012.  Read more >>