Flights bear been grounded and most operations suspended at an initiate-pit iron ore mine on Nunavut’s Baffin Island as protesters continue to block the location’s supply avenue and air strip.
Hunters from Arctic Bay and Pond Inlet station up the blockade last Thursday, after travelling two days by snowmobile to get to Baffinland’s Mary River mine.
The hunters dispute their voices are not being heard at environmental hearings on the mine’s proposed growth, which would possibly perchance well double its iron ore output and fabricate a 110-kilometre railway from the mine to the ocean to transport it.
Some alarm the mining company is shifting too fast and no longer successfully thinking about the outcomes a variety would bear on natural world, including narwhal and caribou.
A information release from Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. says there are currently 700 folks working at the mine location.
Protests in beef up of the hunters at the mine are taking status across Nunavut at the present time.
This characterize by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 8, 2021.