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Pine Point mine project enters environmental assessment – Cabin Radio

February 15, 2021 A plan to resume mining for zinc and lead at Pine Point, on the south shore of Great Slave Lake, has formally entered the environmental assessment process. Environmental assessment is a key stage in the approval of new mines in the Northwest Territories. The assessment will be overseen by the Mackenzie Valley […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 202116 Views

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Agnico Eagle looks at bringing its Nunavut employees back to work – Nunatsiaq News

Feb 15, 2021 Now that a COVID-19 vaccination program has started in Nunavut, Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. is looking at bringing its Nunavut-based employees back to work sometime this year, the company said last week in its year-end financial report for 2020. To protect vulnerable Nunavut communities, Agnico Eagle’s Nunavut workers have stayed home since […]

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 202120 Views

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How the Kudz Ze Kayah mine is stoking tensions between Canada, Yukon and First Nations – The Narwhal

Ottawa has ordered Yukon to reassess the impacts of a proposed mine on caribou and First Nations Rights, a move Premier Sandy Silver says undercuts the territory’s authority: ‘local decisions should be made by local governments’ Canada is ordering the Yukon government to re-evaluate a proposed open-pit and underground mine after finding the territory failed […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 202120 Views

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Covid-19 economic downturn hurting Indigenous men, Nokleby says – Northern News Services

February 11, 2021 Amid January job gains for women, Industry minister concedes that ‘further attention’ may be needed in shrinking traditional male sectors Great Slave MLA Katrina Nokleby questioned on Wednesday whether the NWT’s rising employment rate is bringing women and Indigenous people into the workforce, particularly Indigenous men. In the legislative assembly, Nokleby cited […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 202120 Views

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Baffinland gets court order allowing access to Mary River airstrip – Nunatsiaq News

A judge has ordered protesters blockading the airstrip and road to Baffinland’s Mary River iron mine to allow employees to leave. Justice Susan Cooper made the order Wednesday morning before a mostly full Nunavut Court of Justice courtroom in Iqaluit. “The order is to facilitate the transportation of the employees who are currently on the […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 202117 Views

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Mary River mine protesters announce end to blockade – Nunatsiaq News

Feb 11, 2021 After a week of blockading an airstrip and road to an iron mine on north Baffin Island, a small group of protesters are packing up their tents. That’s according to protesters’ spokesperson Marie Naqitarvik, wife of protester Tom Naqitarvik. She sent out a news release late Feb. 10, announcing the group would […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 202120 Views

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How the N.W.T.’s procurement policies could change to support northern, Indigenous businesses – CBC

Feb 10, 2021 Territory reviewing procurement rules for the first time in a decade Widespread changes to the N.W.T.’s procurement policies are needed to make things more equitable for northern and Indigenous-led businesses, according to members of the territory’s business community. The territory, through a third-party review panel, will be reviewing all its procurement policies […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 202119 Views

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Feds seek feedback on plan to encourage sustainable use of oceans – Nunatsiaq News

Feb 9, 2021 The federal government says it wants to hear Inuit input on its new Blue Economy Strategy, which aims to encourage the sustainable use of ocean resources. “Inuit and northern communities have such strong, historic and cultural ties to the ocean … their knowledge and insight are going to be really invaluable to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 9, 202118 Views

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RCMP signs agreement with Pauktuutit to improve the protection and safety of Inuit women – Nunavut News

February 8, 2021 On Jan. 27 the RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki and President of the Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada (PIWC) Rebecca Kudloo signed an agreement to formalize the working relationship between the two organizations, signing the Pinasuqatigiinniq Agreement. The agreement confirms that there will be formal teleconferences twice per year between the two organizations’ […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 202119 Views

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Nunavut hunters block mine road, airstrip; say their voices aren’t being heard – MRO Magazine

February 8, 2021 side of Nunavut’s Baffin Island before sending it out to sea. On Thursday night, after travelling about 150 kilometres by snowmobile over two days, Inuarak and other hunters from Pond Inlet and Arctic Bay blocked that road and an air strip used to fly workers in and out of the Mary River […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 202118 Views

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