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Baffinland critics question mining company’s commitments as NIRB hearing resumes – Nunatsiaq News

Board is considering company’s proposal to double output at Mary River iron mine

Opposition to Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s proposed expansion of its Mary River mine didn’t skip a beat Monday when the Nunavut Impact Review Board’s hearing into the project resumed in Iqaluit.

As part of what it calls its Phase 2 project, Baffinland wants to construct a 110-km railway from the Mary River iron mine to Milne Inlet, add an additional dock at Milne Inlet, and increase the mine’s output to 12 million tonnes a year from six million tonnes.

The company’s proposal has been before the Nunavut Impact Review Board, which considers the potential impact of proposed developments in Nunavut, since 2019.

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