Photo: A fine day for Baker Lake


David Aksawnee, the mayor of Baker Lake, grasps the ribbon whose cutting marked the June 18 official opening of the Meadowbank gold mine near Baker Lake. To his left, Denis Gourde, Meadowbank’s general manager, shakes hands with James Nasso, the chair of Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd., the owner of the Meadowbank and Meliadine gold properties. Nearly 600 workers, managers and visitors from around Nunavut attended the event. (PHOTO BY JIM BELL)

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