Qikiqtani Inuit Association won’t support Mary River mine expansion

'Inuit did not participate in the development of the proposal,' says QIA President P.J. Akeeagok

The Qikiqtani Inuit Association says it will not support Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s proposal to expand its Mary River iron mine. The association’s board of directors made the announcement last Friday evening, after passing a resolution during a closed-door session earlier that day. The board discussed the expansion’s impacts on wildlife, including caribou, seal and...

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A dogsled team heads out onto Adams Sound near Arctic Bay on Feb. 20, as the sun peeks over the mountain known as Tununirusiq. (Photo by Clare Kines)