Hearings for a proposed all-season road to the Prairie Creek Mine near Nahanni Butte wrapped up in Fort Simpson on Friday.
Both the Nahanni Butte Dene Band and Canadian Zinc are pushing for the road, and have expressed interest in co-managing such a project.
The Dehcho community has been been slapped with two stop-work orders and a court order to stop clearing an old logging road which could connect to the zinc mine site.
Community members have been waiting over three years for a proposed road connecting to the Fort Liard Highway.
The hearings were part of the Mackenzie Valley Review Board’s environmental assessment process.