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Order Respecting the Withdrawal from Disposal of Certain Lands in the Northwest Territories (Ezodziti, N.W.T.)

SI/2002-154

TERRITORIAL LANDS ACT

Registration 2002-12-04

Order Respecting the Withdrawal from Disposal of Certain Lands in the Northwest Territories (Ezodziti, N.W.T.)

P.C. 2002-1966  2002-11-21

Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, pursuant to paragraph 23(a) of the Territorial Lands Act, hereby makes the annexed Order Respecting the Withdrawal from Disposal of Certain Lands in the Northwest Territories (Ezodziti, N.W.T.).

Purpose

 The purpose of this Order is to withdraw certain lands from disposal to facilitate the establishment of the proposed area described as Ezodziti, as a heritage resource.

Lands Withdrawn from Disposal

 Subject to sections 3 and 4, the tracts of territorial lands set out in the Schedule are withdrawn from disposal for the period beginning on the day on which this Order is made and ending on September 30, 2007.

Existing Rights and Interests

 For greater certainty, section 2 does not apply to

  • (a) the locating of a claim by the holder of a prospecting permit who was granted that permit before the day on which this Order is made;

  • (b) the recording of a claim referred to in paragraph (a) or that was located before the day on which this Order is made;

  • (c) the granting of a lease under the Canada Mining Regulations to a person with a recorded claim where the lease covers an area within the recorded claim;

  • (d) the issuance of a significant discovery licence under the Canada Petroleum Resources Act to a holder of an exploration licence that was issued before the day on which this Order is made where the significant discovery licence covers an area subject to the exploration licence;

  • (e) the issuance of a production licence under the Canada Petroleum Resources Act to a holder of a significant discovery licence referred to in paragraph (d) where the production licence covers an area subject to the significant discovery licence;

  • (f) the issuance of a production licence under the Canada Petroleum Resources Act to a holder of an exploration licence or a significant discovery licence that was issued before the day on which this Order is made where the production licence covers an area subject to the exploration licence or the significant discovery licence;

  • (g) the granting of a surface lease under the Territorial Lands Act to a holder of a recorded claim under the Canada Mining Regulations or of an interest under the Canada Petroleum Resources Act where the surface lease is required to allow the holder to exercise rights under the claim or interest; or

  • (h) the renewal of an interest.

SCHEDULE(Section 2)Tracts of Lands Withdrawn from Disposal

Ezodziti

All that parcel of land in the Northwest Territories known as Ezodziti located in the vicinity of the Great Bear Lake, between Lac Grandin and Hottah Lake described as follows:

Commencing at the point of intersection of latitude 64° 45′ N and longitude 119° 23′ W;

thence in an easterly direction following a straight line to the intersection of latitude 64° 45′ and longitude 119° 09′;

thence in a southeasterly direction following a straight line to the intersection of latitude 64° 38′ and longitude 118° 58′;

thence in a southeasterly direction following a straight line to the intersection of latitude 64° 29′ and longitude 118° 55′;

thence in a southeasterly direction following a straight line to the intersection of latitude 64° 25′ and longitude 118° 41′;

thence in a southerly direction following a straight line to the intersection of latitude 64° 15′ and longitude 118° 41′;

thence in a northwesterly direction following a straight line to the intersection of latitude 64° 16′ and longitude 119° 23′;

thence in a northerly direction following a straight line to the point of commencement.

Note: the geographic co-ordinates are in NAD 27.

Said parcel containing 137,432 hectares, more or less.

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