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Pond Inlet calls for slow increase to iron ore output at Mary River Mine – CBC

Mayor vetoes doubling production immediately, asks for gradual increase of 1.5 million tonnes annually

Jan 13, 2021

With final environmental hearings for a production expansion at Mary River Mine set to start in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, in two weeks, the community’s municipal council says it is prepared to support the project if the mine owners agree to gradual production increases.

Instead of seeing output at the mine immediately double from six million to 12 million tonnes of iron ore shipped out annually, the hamlet is asking Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation to only increase output by 1.5 million tonnes each year.

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