Consultation for our proposed Taiga project in Cold Lake started early (2008, in fact) and has been ongoing. During that time, we have been able to speak with local community members about our project – and have made significant changes to the initial project plan based on their feedback.
In this video from the Osum Conversation Series, Lisa Charleyboy speaks with Brad Braun, our Manager of Environment & Stakeholder Relations. Brad answers more of the commonly asked questions that we receive at Osum – and also addresses some misconceptions. For instance, Osum will not be using any bird deterrents for our project (these are typically associated with tailings ponds which our project does not have). We have also committed that no fresh water will be used to generate steam for the project.
We mean it when we say that two-way dialogue is a priority for us. We want to talk with our stakeholders about our project throughout its lifecycle. Answering questions, correcting inaccuracies and learning from each other is important. We are committed to being part of the Lakeland region for many years to come. As Brad mentions in this video – if you have any questions or feedback about our any of our projects, we want to hear from you.