Kiggavik Project Final Hearing by the Numbers

Kiggavik Project Public Hearing - March 2015

  • 1  final public hearing organized by the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) from March 2 to 14, 2015
  • 1 hearing days lost to blizzard conditions and the inability of the interveners to travel to Baker Lake, Nunavut
  • 6 ½ years to advance the proposed Kiggavik Project from an initial project proposal (November 2008) to a final hearing (March 2015)
  • 7 communities in the Kivalliq Region, all of which were represented at the hearing
  • 11 full days of final hearing, transcripts available HERE
  • 12 hours daily average length of the hearing, 9AM to 9PM
  • 16 interveners including representatives from municipal governments, territorial and federal government agencies, aboriginal and non-governmental organizations from Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Saskatchewan
  • 45 days expected for the NIRB to make a recommendation, the recommendation will be publically available on the NIRB FTP site HERE
  • 80  exhibits submitted as evidence during the hearing, exhibits are available HERE
  • 443 stakeholder and engagement events leading up to the final environmental impact statement and final hearing that informed issues, concerns, preferences, design, proposed mitigation and monitoring, and acceptability of the proposed Kiggavik Project
  • 2,140 people living in Baker Lake, the nearest community to the proposed Project (~80km away) and the host community for the hearings

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