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No Nunavut land use plan until 2022, NPC says – Nunatsiaq.com
by ahnationtalk onApril 12, 201864 Views
News provokes groans from mining symposium delegates
April 11, 2018
A long-awaited territory-wide land use plan for Nunavut won’t be ready until at least 2022, an official from the Nunavut Planning Commission declared yesterday, prompting groans from delegates attending a panel at the Nunavut Mining Symposium in Iqaluit.
Brian Aglukark, the NPC’s director of policy and planning, made the announcement at a discussion panel that included officials from the federal and Nunavut governments, as well as the president of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut Chamber of Mines, Gary Vivian.
“Wow,” Vivian said after Aglukark’s remark.
Nunavut’s draft land use plan has been in development in one way or another since the early 1990s. A final draft land use plan was released in June 2016.