NunatsiaqOnline reports that Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. has announced the decision to start the construction of an iron mine, the Mary River project, on Baffin Island. The project will offer job opportunities for Inuit during construction and operation.
“Announcing a construction decision is a significant milestone in the evolution of the Mary River project. Many years of environmental reviews and negotiations have led us to be able to reach this decision,” Tom Paddon, Baffinland’s president and chief executive officer, said in a news release.
The company said it will also move ahead with “extensive training and recruitment initiatives” to help Inuit from north Baffin communities get jobs with the project