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.