Baffinland expansion will face a caribou problem, technical meeting hears

“We’re in an experimental situation here”

Baffinland’s proposed railways will face a caribou problem, participants heard at a technical meeting on the company’s expansion plans last week in Iqaluit. “Caribou clearly do cross the proposed railway,” said Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. wildlife biologist David Lee, referring to Baffinland’s proposed 110-kilometre raised railway from Mary River to Milne Inlet. Lee said caribou also…

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