Eastmain River


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East·main River

 (ēst′mān′)
A river rising in central Quebec, Canada, and flowing about 760 km (470 mi) eastward to James Bay.
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Amex has multiple highly prospective projects: the 100% owned Perron gold project located 110 kilometers north of Rouyn Noranda, Quebec, consisting of 116 adjacent claims covering 4,518 hectares; the 100% owned Eastmain River gold properties consisting of 135 claims covering 7,102 hectares and the 100% owned Cameron project located in Lebel-sur-Quevillon, Quebec, comprising 263 claims covering 14,743 hectares.
1998): one-fifth each whitefish from LaGrande 2 reservoir (Quebec), 0.5 ppm; whitefish, Eastmain river, 0.4 ppm; pike, LaGrande 2 reservoir, 3 ppm; pike, Eastmain river, 0.8 ppm; white sucker, LaGrande 2 reservoir, 0.8 ppm.
The other endangered rivers are Eastmain River, Quebec; Okanagan River, B.C.; Taku River, B.C.; Iskut River, B.C.; Groundhog River, Ontario; Milk River, Alberta; Peel River, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories; Red River, Manitoba; Churchill River, Newfoundland and Labrador; and Bow River, Alberta.
The Eastmain River in northern Quebec flows 756 km east to west, parallel to another major river, the Rupert, situated 100 km north.
* Permission to build a 1,200 megawatt hydroelectric power station on the Rupert and Eastmain Rivers;
Also gone are a number of Cree chiefs who were seen as open to compromise on development projects, like Hydro-Quebec's latest plan to build a $2.5-billion hydro-electric project to dam up the Rupert and Eastmain rivers. Foremost among these chiefs was Billy Diamond, one of the bestknown Native leaders in the country who is considered the architect of the 1975 James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement Canada's first modern treaty.
The deal opens the door to a $3.8-billion hydro-electric project on the Rupert and Eastmain rivers, in exchange for which Quebec will grant Crees $70 million per year until the year 2052.