Hearings into expansion of the Baffinland Mary River Mine project in Nunavut begin

Despite major water issues in Iqaluit, hearings are going ahead.

The Nunavut Impact Review Board is into the last round of hearings on whether to allow the Baffinland Mary River Iron ore project to expand.

The mine is looking to double in size despite some active local opposition.

The hearings are taking place in Iqaluit where there is a ban on using tap water and a state of emergency has been called.

Video Journalist / Iqaluit

Kent has been APTN’s Nunavut correspondent since 2007. In that time he has closely covered Inuit issues, including devolution and the controversial Nutrition North food subsidy. He has also worked for CKIQ-FM in Iqaluit and as a reporter for Nunavut News North.