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Public hearing held for pipeline – Nunavut News

June 12, 2022

A planned waterline from Agnico Eagle that runs from Meliadine Mine to Melvin Bay in Rankin Inlet is one step closer to approval following a public hearing to update the hamlet’s bylaws to allow for it.

“Our current bylaws do not permit this type of development,” explained Pelagie Papak, planning and lands administrator with the Hamlet of Rankin Inlet, at the public hearing May 18.

Bylaw 328, which updates to bylaws 265 and 266, would allow for the hamlet council to make decisions on the pipeline one way or the other, which it currently cannot do. That bylaw was the subject of the public hearing – not necessarily approving the pipeline itself at this stage – and has since passed second reading in council, moving it on to the minister of Community and Government Services for approval.

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