On Feb. 20, the Community Liaison Committee held it’s first meeting of the year. David Simailak was introduced as a new member appointed by the District Education Authority replacing Casey Tulurialik. Long-time member Martha Nukik resigned as a member. David Simailak was elected Chair, and Thomas Anirniq was elected Vice Chair.
Discussions included reporting on the tour of Kivalliq communities AREVA carried out in November of 2013 and January 2014, the tour of mining operations in Saskatchewan in December 2013, and AREVA’s participation in the Kivalliq Mine Training Society Committee. Committee members discussed the upcoming overland haul to bring supplies to the Kiggavik exploration site about 80 km west of Baker Lake.
Participants also discussed and coming meetings with the Chesterfield Inlet and Baker Lake Hunters and Trappers Organizations to gather input for the Final Environmental Impact Statement scheduled, which AREVA expects to submit to the regulator in September 2014. The Minutes of the October 23, 2013 meeting were approved and can now be found on the Kiggavik Blog here.