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Baffinland asks Nunavut board to postpone final public hearing on Mary River expansion – Nunatsiaq News

July 12, 2019

Iron mine operator wants more time to respond to concerns from QIA, communities

By Jim Bell

Saying they want more time to provide more information to north Baffin communities and to the Qikiqtani Inuit Association, Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. is asking the Nunavut Impact Review Board to postpone a final public hearing on its railway-based expansion until November 2019.

Under Nunavut’s regulatory system, a final public hearing is one of the last remaining steps before the NIRB can send its recommendations for a project to the federal government.

Earlier this year, the review board was hoping to split the final public hearing on the Mary River expansion between two locations: Pond Inlet from Sept. 23 to Sept. 27 and Iqaluit from Sept. 30 to Oct. 4.

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