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Inuit organizations raise caribou concerns at Baffinland hearing – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201976 Views

7 November, 2019

Company says sloped embankments and underpasses along route should make impacts negligible

When was the last time caribou were seen on the road between Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s Mary River mine and its port at Milne Inlet?

Paul Irngaut, Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.’s director of wildlife and environment, raised this question at the Nunavut Impact Review Board’s hearing on Baffinland’s expansion plans in Iqaluit on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

It was 2013, said Baffinland consultant Mike Setterington. That was before the mine was in operation.

But that doesn’t mean the mine road scared the caribou away, he said.

Read More: https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/inuit-organizations-raise-caribou-concerns-at-baffinland-hearing/

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