Nunavut mine says it’s not allowed to harm Inuit harvesting – CBC

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Nunavut mine says it’s not allowed to harm Inuit harvesting – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 17, 202134 Views

Baffinland reacts to the blockade and a community call to slow down its expansion

Feb 17, 2021

In the wake of last week’s blockade, Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation says it has heard the call to slow down plans to expand production at the Mary River mine.

“It’s unfortunate that they felt they had to go to those extremes to be heard,” said Udloriak Hanson, Baffinland’s vice-president of community and sustainable development, about the protesters who blockaded the mine’s airstrip and trucking road for a week.

Baffinland wants to double the mine’s output from six to 12 million tonnes of iron ore by building a railway and increasing shipping through a narwhal habitat. The protesters say that would damage the environment, and affect their harvesting rights.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/nunavut-mine-says-it-s-not-allowed-to-harm-inuit-harvesting-1.5916186

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