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

Kiggavik Project Final Hearing Start Delayed Until March 3, 2015 at 1:00pm

Due to the inclement weather in Baker Lake over the week-end, many of the parties expected to participate participate in the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) Final Hearing on AREVA’s proposed Kiggavik Project were unable to arrive in Baker Lake in time for the start of the hearing today. NIRB has now postponed the commencement of the Final Hearing until tomorrow, Tuesday, March 3 at 1:00pm.

Like many others, AREVA’s representatives were unable to make it to Baker Lake yesterday as planned but did fly in safely this afternoon and will be ready to present the findings of our Kiggavik Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) over the next two weeks, starting tomorrow afternoon with the overview and the presentation on the atmospheric environment.

You can view the full Final Hearing agenda prepared by NIRB here.

AREVA’s team looks forward to presenting its proposed Kiggavik Project FEIS and answering NIRB and the intervenors questions through this process.

AREVA’s Kiggavik Project Team Gearing Up to Respond to Comments

Kiggavik Project Final Environmental Impact StatementToday is the last day for intervenors to submit their written comments on AREVA’s Kiggavik Project Final Environmental Impact Statement. We wil review all the comments and prepare responses in time for the Final Hearing, which will take place March 2 to 14, 2015 in Baker Lake, NU. In the meantine, from January 27 to February 3, 2015, the Nunavut Impact Review Board will hold information sessions in the Kivalliq Region to promote public awareness and effective participation a the upcoming Final Hearing. AREVA looks forward to responding to all comments and further explaining its Kiggavik Project in detail at the Final Hearing.

NIRB to Hold Community Information Session in Baker Lake on September 4, 2014

Do you want to know more about the next steps the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) will be taking in its review of AREVA’s proposed Kiggavik Project in Nunavut?

Would you like to know how you can participate in the review process?

The answers to these questions and more will be presented during NIRB’s information session in Baker Lake on September 4, 2014 in the Community Hall at 6:30pm.

 NIRB Community Information Session Sept. 4, 2014 - InuktitutNIRB Community Information Session Sept. 4, 2014 - English