ARCHIVED — Vol. 147, No. 4 — February 13, 2013

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SI/2013-6 February 13, 2013

TERRITORIAL LANDS ACT

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

P.C. 2013-35 January 31, 2013

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 Act (see footnote a), makes the annexed Withdrawal from Disposal of Certain Tracts of Territorial Lands in the Northwest Territories (South Slave Region) Order.

WITHDRAWAL FROM DISPOSAL OF CERTAIN TRACTS OF TERRITORIAL LANDS IN THE NORTHWEST TERRITORIES (SOUTH SLAVE REGION) ORDER

PURPOSE

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

LANDS WITHDRAWN FROM DISPOSAL

2. The tracts of territorial lands set out in the schedule, including the surface and subsurface rights to the lands, are withdrawn from disposal for the period beginning on the day on which this Order is made and ending on November 30, 2014.

EXCEPTIONS

DISPOSITION OF SUBSTANCES OR MATERIALS

3. Section 2 does not apply to the disposition of substances or materials under the Territorial Quarrying Regulations.

EXISTING RIGHTS AND INTERESTS

4. 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.

SCHEDULE
(Section 2)

TRACTS OF TERRITORIAL LANDS WITHDRAWN FROM DISPOSAL

(SOUTH SLAVE REGION)
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 recommended by the Land Working Group, comprising representatives and negotiators from the Northwest Territory Métis Nation, the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Government of Canada, copies of which have been deposited with the Regional Manager, Land Administration, at Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories:
TERRITORIAL RESOURCE BASE MAPS

75C

75D

75E

75F

75J

75K

75L

85A

85B

85C

85G

85H and

85I

         

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order.)

The Order withdraws from disposal the surface and subsurface rights of certain tracts of territorial lands located in the Northwest Territories (South Slave Region), for the period beginning on the day on which this Order is made and ending on November 30, 2014, in order to facilitate the conclusion of Aboriginal land agreements.

Footnote a
R.S., c. T-7