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Hunters still oppose winter sealift and railway for Mary River mine near Pond Inlet, Nunavut – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201710 Views

Inuit association wants a public hearing on the amendment in Pond Inlet

Oct 11, 2017

For several years, Baffinland Iron Mines has been trying to get permission for a railway and an extended shipping season for its Mary River mine — it’s still trying and hunters in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, are still opposed.

The mining company’s most recent proposal to the Nunavut Planning Commission was closed for public comments at the beginning of October and respondents are still wary of both elements of the revised plan.

In this iteration, Baffinland is looking for approval to build an 110-kilometre railway along the existing roadway, which connects the mine site to the Milne Inlet port site. It was also looking to extend the shipping season through to February by icebreaking.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/baffinland-winter-sealift-railway-1.4348440

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