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Withdrawal from Disposal of Certain Tracts of Territorial Lands in the Northwest Territories (South Slave and North Slave Regions) Order

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TERRITORIAL LANDS ACT

Registration 2014-04-09

Withdrawal from Disposal of Certain Tracts of Territorial Lands in the Northwest Territories (South Slave and North Slave Regions) Order

P.C. 2014-311 2014-03-27

His 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 ActFootnote a, makes the annexed Withdrawal from Disposal of Certain Tracts of Territorial Lands in the Northwest Territories (South Slave and North Slave Regions) Order.

Purpose

 The purpose of this Order is to withdraw from disposal certain tracts of territorial lands in order to facilitate the resolution of Aboriginal land and resource agreements.

Lands Withdrawn from Disposal

 The tracts of territorial lands set out in Schedule 1, including the surface and subsurface rights to the lands, and the tracts of territorial lands set out in Schedule 2, including the subsurface rights to the lands, are withdrawn from disposal for a period of two years beginning on the day on which this Order is made.

Exceptions

Disposition

 Section 2 does not apply to the disposition of

  • (a) substances or materials under the Territorial Quarrying Regulations;

  • (b) interests in land to be used for electrical transmission lines and ancillary facilities for power generated at any hydroelectric project on the Taltson River or at the Bluefish hydro dam; or

  • (c) interests in land listed in the Acquisition Agreement dated May 5, 1988, between Her Majesty the Queen in right of Canada and the Government of the Northwest Territories, the Northern Canada Power Commission and the Northwest Territories Power Corporation.

Existing Rights and Interests

 For greater certainty, section 2 does not apply to

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

  • (b) the recording of a mineral claim that is 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 Northwest Territories and Nunavut Mining Regulations to a person with a recorded claim, if the lease covers an area in 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, if the significant discovery licence covers an area that is 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 that is referred to in paragraph (d), if the production licence covers an area that is 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, if the production licence covers an area that is subject to the exploration licence or the significant discovery licence;

  • (g) the issuance of a surface lease under the Territorial Lands Act to a holder of a recorded claim under the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Mining Regulations or of an interest under the Canada Petroleum Resources Act, if the surface lease is required to allow the holder to exercise rights under the claim or interest; or

  • (h) the renewal of an interest.

Repeal

 [Repeal]

SCHEDULE 1(Section 2)Tracts of Territorial Lands Withdrawn from Disposal

(South Slave and North Slave Regions)

Surface and Subsurface Rights to the Lands

In the Northwest Territories, all those parcels of land that are shown as Surface–Subsurface Lands on the following 1:250 000 reference maps and that have been approved by the Akaitcho Dene First Nations Land Negotiator, Don Balsillie, and by the Government of Canada Acting Chief Lands Negotiator, Janet Pound, and that are on file at the Land Negotiation Office, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, at Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories, and copies of which have been deposited with the Regional Manager, Land Administration, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, at Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories:

Territorial Resource Base Maps

75 D75 F75 H75 I75 J
75 K75 L75 M75 N75 O
75 P76 A76 B76 C76 D
85 A85 G85 H and85 O

In the Northwest Territories, all those parcels of land that are shown as Surface–Subsurface Lands on the following 1:250 000 reference maps and that are on file at the Land Negotiation Office, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, at Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories, and copies of which have been deposited with the Regional Manager, Land Administration, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, at Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories:

Territorial Resource Base Maps

85 B85 I85 J and85 P

SCHEDULE 2(Section 2)Tracts of Territorial Lands Withdrawn from Disposal

(South Slave and North Slave Regions)

Subsurface Rights to the Lands

In the Northwest Territories, the subsurface of land mirroring the parcels of land that are identified in the Commissioner’s Order R-087-2006, dated November 01, 2006, and the map accompanying the Order, dated October 31, 2006. That Order was amended by the Commissioner’s Orders R-072-2011, R-072-2012 and R-075-2013.

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