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Mining company delays terminations set to take effect Sunday as NIRB recommends higher shipping limit

Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. has pushed back the date it was to start letting go its Mary River mine employees. The move came Thursday after the Nunavut Impact Review Board issued a positive recommendation on the company’s application for a higher iron ore shipping limit. The mining company can prevent “potential significant adverse ecosystemic and...

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Busy day on Qikiqtarjuaq’s waterfront

It was a busy day on Qikiqtarjuaq’s waterfront on Monday as the season’s first sealift arrived the same morning as a passenger cruise ship. The Rosaire A Desgagnés cargo ship, left, arrived in the early morning, bringing shipments for residents and a municipal vehicle, while Aurora Expeditions’ Greg Mortimer carried passengers to visit the hamlet. Both ships had left by the afternoon. The sealift’s next stop is Clyde River. Another sealift is expected to arrive in Qikiqtarjuaq later in the summer. (Photos courtesy of Daisy Nuqingaq)