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North Baffin hunters call for 10-year freeze on Baffinland mine expansion

Pond Inlet latest hamlet to express support for proposal to expand Mary River iron mine

Three north Baffin hunters and trappers associations are calling for a ban on increased ore production at Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s Mary River mine. The hunters and trappers associations for Hall Beach, Igloolik and Arctic Bay want the Nunavut Impact Review Board to stop the mine from increasing its ore production for 10 years. They...

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Iqaluit’s new weather station to open in new year

Fire destroyed old weather balloon launch station in April

Iqaluit has a new weather station onsite, after the old building burned down in April. RCMP say the cause of the fire was not suspicious. (Photo by Mélanie Ritchot)

Waiting for seals near Bylot Island

While waiting for seals to surface during a hunt near Bylot Island on the weekend, Pond Inlet’s Avery Arreak snapped some photos of the scenery. Arreak said the sea ice has been frozen in the area for a while. On Saturday just a few hunters were out on the ice at the time, but others were successful in the hunt, he said. (Photo by Avery Arreak)

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