Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s expansion proposal review has been rescheduled for November 1‐6. The Nunavut Impact Review Board is inviting five community members from Pond Inlet, Igloolik, Hall Beach, Arctic Bay, Clyde River, Resolute Bay and Grise Fiord. There will also be a Zoom link hub in Pond Inlet for community members.
To be discussed are the Company’s desires to build a 110‐kilometre railway from its Mary River mine to Milne Inlet, double its iron ore shipments through the Tallurutiup Imanga marine conservation area and add another dock at its port. Opponents are concerned the expansion will negatively affect caribou and narwhal in the area.
Baffinland is scheduled to submit its final statements December 6.