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Stephanie Briscoe
Atanik
Nunavutmi Nunalikiot Ehivgioktit Katimayiit
P.O. Box 2379
Ikaluktutiak, NU X0E 0C0

Halo Ms. Briscoe,

Ona: Nalvakhat Maniit Kantami ehivgiogat okoa Tahera’s Jericho Kovvikhani Oyakikiniat Kengolik
Nunamot Kanogilitjutiniaktot (EIS)

Nunami Maniliogotikhalikiot Kanatami (NRCan) hamani ehivgiokhiyut Jericho Kengolik EIS titigat hapkonani
naonaitot: kagaktitainiaktoni; kangani oyagakhioklotik; hikko nunap atanilo hikkot; ovalo emalikinik. Titigat okaotit
kainiaktot.

Ehomalogiyait ovalo titigakokittot naonaitkotinik elittokhaiyut nunap atani emak ovalo kanogitotlo, ona ataanitot
ovalo/naliak hikkokyoak, hikkotihimayuk nunap atani hikkotlo kaiktop atani oyagakhiokvikmi, ona ehomagiyat
kanogitot kovvikhakaknit kaligeektikvikhat. Kagaktitainiaktotni pikahiotihimayut.

Honani naonaikhiomagofi naliak okagomagofi hapkoninga, hivayaklonga ovani (613) 947-1591. NRCan
tohagomayut elaoyunik tohaktitainiakmata inuknik tatkikhiotmi.

Koanakotit.

John Ramsey
Atanik EA Havakti, Afisiani Nunalikioni Havaktini
Agent principal d'évaluation environnementale, Bureau des affaires environnementales
fonia/téléphone: (613) 947-1591 faxkot/télécopieur: (613) 995-5719
jramsey@nrcan.gc.ca / jramsey@rncan.gc.ca

Maniliogotinik Havaktit Kanatami , 3rd Floor, 580 Booth Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E4
Ressources naturelles Kanata, 580 rue Booth, 3e étage, Atowa (Ontario) K1A 0E4
Kavamatokat Kanatami / Gouvernement du Canada
Okaotait Nunap Kanganiitonik Oyakanik ovalo Hikkoyoamik

Elanga3.2.1 Nunap Kanganiitonik Oyagaknik

Hamna okaotat okaotaohimalikto ehoaktomik talvani takokhaongitmata hamani ovalo naonaitkotikhiat
oyagakhioktit ehivgiogakhat okaotigihimayait ehomalotaoyut nunami nunap kanganiitonik ovalo
poalgikhokniaktoni tonihimayuni ovani 2000; kihime okoa titigakhimayut ehivgiotaoyut kantolaktinit.

Kerr, D.E., Kjarsgaard, I.M., Knight, R.D., Dredge, L.A., onalo Stirling, J.A.R.
2000: Nunani tonikhaktot kanogitot kovvikhalgit oyagat, tonongani Tahikyoami nunaoyami (76E, N/2), Nunavut;
Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 3768, 34 p.

Kerr, D.E., Knight, R.D., onalo Dredge, L.A.
1998: Oyakikihimayuni oyagakik ovalo goldkaknini emaitot, Tahikyoami nunaoyami, District of Mackenzie, NWT,
Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 3654, 118 p.

Kerr, D.E., Ward, B.C., onalo Dredge, L.A.
2000: Nunap kangani oyagakhioknik, Tahikyoam, District of Mackenzie, Nunatiami, Nunavut (76E); Geological
Survey of Canada, Nunaoyat 1978A, 1: 125 000 scale. (supercedes Open File 3459).

Elanga 3.2.5 Hikkokyoak

Ona naonaitok kanogitot nunap ataniitot hikkoyoak ovani Jericho oyagakhiokvikhami elihimayaoyuk nuna.

Elanga 3.5.3 Hikkokyoak onalo 3.5.5.1 Ehivgioktait okoa Kanogilitaoniaktot

Mikakmik ehoigotiniaktot ovalo ongovakat kanga nuna hikko mahakloni okonani oviganikni kemiklogotani
mahaktilakiniaktot hikkot noigomik havakvikmi oyagakhiokvikmi.

Elanga 3.5.6.1 Ehivgioktokhat Kanogilitaoniaktot Nunamot, Havilgat

Hamani naonaikhimaitmata oyagakhioktit nunani kanogilitjutiniaktot oyagakhioktit algaligomik onniojaohimayut
ovani 2000 (takologo naonaitkotit hamani ).

Piksa 3.9

Ona piksa ehagianaktok onipagotikha nunaoyap titigakviini naoanitkotini.



Okalaotait ovani Nuna Kanogitok kanogilinniaktok oyagakhiokvikmi voalo nuna poalgikhoktaokpat, ovalo
nuna halumaktiktaolikat oyagakokviop manikhaktaolikat

NRCan pitkoingitot okalakviat hamani tabkonanik:
- nunat kanogilitniaktot oyagakhiolikata oyagakhiokvikmi ovalo poalgikhoktaokpat nuna;
- honat kanogiliniaktot ehoakat nunak havaktaolikat umikpat oyagakhiokvik

Kanogilitniaktot oyagakokvik ovalo kaiktok oyagakhiokvimi

Talvani oyagakot kaligeektiktaoniaktot kaiktomot talvani oyagakhiokvikmi ovalo kikomanikmiolotik hikkomi
nunap ataani. Ona oyagaliak kaligeektiklogo emakak ehoiknaitomi nunamot nuna hikkoa mahaktiknaitomik. Ema
oyagaliak haotjutaogomi nunamik hikkomot mahaktilimaitoniakhiok. Hamanilo naonaitot oyagaliat

NRCan Jericho Final EIS review
haotjutaogangamik tamaini Kivallikmi nunai taimailioknaitot. Emakak nuna hikkoigomi nuna mahalakiniaktok
haniani kaiktokakniop ema nunap kangani algaktitlogit oyagaknik emakak hivoganakniagonakhiok? Emakak
poalgikhoktaogomi hikko , kugakvikagomi, aolalimaitonakhivuk?

Oyagak onipkanga “poalgikhoktinago kaiktok ” ehomagiyat namagonakhiok ehoitkomilooniit ehomagiyat kihime
hikko aolalimaitnakhiok. Elittogittiakhimaitat kanok hakogiktigionakhiok hikko mahakomi emaluniit emaktiligomi
hikko mahaktiktok oyakkikivikmi angmaomayumi. Hikko mahaktiligomi oyagakmik hakoigotiniagonakhiok ovalo
angmaomania algakviop hina hivoganakhiloni. Ehomagiyat ona kanokli hikko kahagakhimaitok oyagak
okaotaoyukhak ovani Naonaitkotmi A.1, page 29? Emakak hikko mahaktiligomi ehoigotiniaka oyagakhiokvikmik?

Kanogilitjutiniaktot ovani Oyakikivikmi Kovvikhalikioni Kaligeektikvikhami (PKCA)

Hamani titigani naonaikhimaitmata ovani Naonaitkotini ehomagiyaoyuni kanogilitjutiniatot PKCA hikkoffalikat
nuna oyagakhiogoikata oyagaikat maniknik. Hapkonani hikko kikihimaititlogo kihime nunamot iptitigotilikat
hikkomot pikahiotiloni, nunamot, emak hikkogomi kanganoktilikniaktok nunami. Emailikpat ovani PKCA ovalo
emak kanogitok homotlo kugalikniaka halumainikaktok? Okoa apikotit keotjutaitmata opalongaiyaotini
kovvikhalikioni allani oyagakhiokvikni, kihime okaotaohimaitot ovani EIS. Emmat makkiniaktot nunami
hikkofagomik ovalo kanok hikkongokniaktot.

Ona atoknaktok opalongaiyaotini 0.3 to 0.5m-evyuyuk kovvikhakaknit ovani PKCA naonaikhimaitot. Mahaktiktot
aoyami kovvikhalikiot kovvigagait emat. Hamna nammakpa?. Ona naonaikhimaitmat kanok halumaktigotikhanik
ovani PKCA kihime allanik okaotainamik naonailimaitot. Emakak havakvikhak halumaktigotinik pikakniaka ovani
PKCA? Nunalo naotikniaka ema naonaitiakhimaitok nuna kanogilitloni.

Talvani emaknik ehivgiogotikaktot emakokvikhanot atokafoktokhanik ahinot kovilaitkotainik ovani PKCA
(Naonaitktit 5.6 ovani Naonaitkotini D.2.1 allanilo nunani). Hamani naonaikhimaitot kanok ehivgiogakhanik
naonaitkotini pikangitmata (i.e. kanogitpat okoa emmakot hamani titigani ovalo kanok monaginiakait okoa PCKA
titigani?). Knaok inuit ehivgiohivakpat kanok havagiyait okoa PKCA emalikiot? Emakak emak kovigailotik
emakokvikmot, emakak halumaitot kovikahiotilogit emmakokvikmot, emakokvik tatatkomi kugalikniaka kukanot
ahinot?

Nunap Atanii hikkokyoak

Hikkokyoak nunap ataanitok elihimayaoyuk hamani oygalianik haoyaovaktok oyagaliatlo hanatjutikhat
poalgikhoknit. Kihime, ehivgiogait inuit hikkot naonaikhakhimayut ovalo ehoigotilimaitot nunamik haoyaogomik.
Agtigiot elait Nunamt AtokvioyumitA, titigani Nunami A, Nunaoyamiitot A-mi, nunamik haoyiniakmata hikko
ataniitok naonaitok. Hikkokyoak nunap ataanitok elihimayaova? Elihimayaongitpat hikko oyagakhioktit taimakago
nuna hikko kanogilitniaka?

Elanga 5.0 (Hikkokyoak) hamani ovani EIS Nunalikiot Titigait Onipkat okaotikaktot pikangitot naliak
oyagakhiokvikni hikkokyoanik elihimangitot ovani Jericho oyagakhiokvikmi. Geological Survey of Canada
ehivgiokhiyut nunamik titigakhimayut (e.g. Dredge et al., 1999) havakhimayit hikkokyoat, ovinganikni aolayut
nunat ovalo hitoakpaktot nunat hikomi ovani Slave nunami, ovalo kanok haniani Jericho oyagakhiokvikmi.
Taotoktait okoat nuna ahigokniaktot oyagakhiokvioligomik.

Dredge, L.A., Kerr, D.E., and Wolfe, S.A. 1999. Nunap kangani okoalo nunap ataaniitot hikot, Slave




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Province, N.W.T., Canada. Can. J. Earth Sci. 36: 1227-1238.

Okaotait Emalikinit

NRCan havakaliktot nunap atani emmat ehomagiyaoyut; okoat, naonaitot ehivgiogapt9ingni ovani 20/12/1999
talvani enikhimaitomi EIS maligakhani voalo ovagut ehivgiogaptingni 19/04/2000 ehoaktokhat oyagakhioktit
oktutaini ovalo Emmat Halumayukhat Ehivgigat ovalo Emmat Monagitjitjutikhait ovani EIS maligakhani.

NRCan’s okakhimayut okoninga ematot “Emmat Kanogitokhat” Ehoagiyaoyut Nunalikotit Atogakhat (VEC).
Hapkoa atoktakhait ehomagiyaoyut ovagut okaotigiyavut ehivgiogat ovani 20/12/1999 emalo okaotigiffaktavut
aipanik ehivgioganik ovani 19/04/2000. Okoa onipkavut atokhogit onipani noihimayut ovani Elangani 3.8.2.1
ovani “Jericho Diamond Project Proposal” titigakhimayumi Novepa 26 th 1999 (takologo EIS Elanga
3.2.7; Naonaitktot B.1.1 sec. 7.0):

“Hikkot elihimayaoliktot ovani Jericho oyagakhiokvikhami kaiktomi naonaitot. Ehivgioktait hikkot nunap
ataaanitot pikatot alumaniknik, chromium, kanoyaknik, haviknik, akilgoknik, nickel, silvanik ovalo zinc-nik
avatkoyamayut CCREM emak emagiktok omavikaktok emakmiotanik maligakakloni ema oyagakhioktit
monagiyakhait halumaiktaililogit emakmit mahaktiktomit ahinot kugaktaililogit.”

Ovani NRCan’s ehivgiogotini hamani 1999, ovagut toghikhimayugut ema ona EIS maligakakloni naonaitiakton ik
kanogilitjutiniaktonik halumaitonik hapkonani Elangas:

Ovani Elanga 4.10.1.4 “Oyagakhiokvikhap Onipkangit: Oyagakokvikhak onalo Okanik Ekkakvikhak", ona
oyagkhioktit onipkagait kanogitot ovalo kanogilitjutiniaktot emakmik (kanogitnigit) okoa hikkotihimaut nunap
ataniit emat makivioniaktot oyagakokvikmit; ovalo okaotikaklotik kanok mahaktikniaktot havilgalgit emaknik
kanok monagiokhat.

Ovani Elanga 4.21.1.3 “Kanogiliniaktot Ehivgioklogit: Oyagakot oyagait ovalo oyagakokvikhat", okoa
oyagakhioktit elihimayakhait kanok havilgalgit hikkomiotat emakmi makkiniaktot nunami onaktagaikpat hila kanok
monagiyakhat mahaktiktok emak hikkokyoamit.

Ovani Elanga 4.21.2.3 “Kanogiliniaktot Ehivgiogat: Emak halumania ovalo kanoklo", okoa oyagakhioktit kanok
havilgaliknik emaknik makkionik okagiakaktot hikkoyoamit nunap atanit oyagakokvikmit.

Ovani NRCan’s ehivgioktait ovani 2000, takohimaliktogut maligakhani nutangoktoni eliogaktaoyunik
ehomagiyaoyunik kihime havagiyaongitmata oyagakhioktinit “Jericho Oyagakhiokvik Emaknik Kanogilitjutinaktok
Ehivgiogak ovalo Monagitjutikhainik Opalongaiyaotinik" titigakhimayut ovani Januali 2000.Enikmat okoa
ehivgioktaoyuni, ovagut ehomaliktogut oyagakhioktit malikoyaptingnik malingitmata atoktokhani EIS maigakhani.
Hamani titiganik takonggitnapta kanogiliniaktoni ovalo kanok emaknik atokniaktoni kugaktokhanik hikkomi ataani
oyagakokvikhamit ovalo kaligeektikhimayuni oyagaknik. Emainiakok, NRCan oktofaklotik toghiklotik ema EIS
noittilotik hapkoninga naonaitkotinik ovani EIS maligakhani:
tamaita kanogitot porosity (komnigit + kovinitlo) oyagakokvikmi kovikhalikotini emakni;
halumainigit ehivgioklogit (havilgatlo emakmi) hikkokyoami emat havilgakaktot oyagakokvikni;
kanogitot emakloktot (emat havilgakaktot) kugakniaktot emakak ahinot emak mahaktikat hikkokyoak
oyagakokvikmi; ovalo
 kanogitot emakloktot okoalo kugakniaktot (nippalokmit ovalo mahaktiktomit hikkokyoamit nunap ataanit) ovani
oyagakokvikmi oyakat kaligeektikhimayunit.




Okaotait Kagaktitaknit

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Elanga 3.5.2 Oktakgominaitok

 “Jericho nuna oktagominaitok... ona oktagiami ehivgiogiami havakohimayait okoa Pacific Geosciences Centre ...
ona kanogilitjutiniaktok Oyagakhiokvik ehoikpalagotilimaitok ”.

Ona havakhak nunami oktagominaitok nuna, kihime malgok nippikaktaotmi nuna engotakhimayuk 4+ engotaknik
nuna kanga elangani kaiktokyoakaknikmi (Engotaknia 4.5 ovalo 4.2; Novepa 28th 2001; 64.95N 113.5W; emakak
140 km SW oyagakhiokvikmi). Okoa naonaiktot tamait nunanik engotaktonik oktaktit hivoganaitot ahinit nunat
engotaktonit. Engotaktot nunat avatkomayunit 6.5 ahigotiniaktot kaiktokyoanik Kanatami, engotakatakngitot.

Ona engotagotilikiot oktaktait ovani PGC atoktait eniktot tamaita kanogilitjutivaktot ehomaloknaitot ovani GSC
oktaktaiat aktigiot ovani 1995-mi (ovanilo 1985) National Building Code of Canada atoktot ahigolaitonik ovani nd
GSC’s 1982 engotayuktoni nunani. Ona mikkaoyuk emakak 2% g ovalo 0.05 m/s hamani 1/1000 okioni, ovanit
Pikahiotihimayuni 3.3. Kihime hapkoat titigat enittiakhimaitt(takologo atani). Kanogitot okoa engotaktoni okaotini
ovani atokhimayait 1982 atongitait nunat engotakhimayuni ovani 400 km ovani 400 km Jerichomi, ovalo
ongahiktigiopk Boothia-Ungava ovanilo Nahanni ovani Mackenzie imnayoani. Hamalo, ona Nahanni
engotakhimayut- nunat engotakhimayut 1982-mi elihimayaoyut tahamani - talvani nunat engotatkikhimaitot.

Ovagut “4th generation” engotaktoni nunani oktakhimayut ovani nunat 2005 titigakhimayut ovani National Building
Code of Canada (titigat piinagialgit ovani WWW at www.seismo.nrcan.gc.ca) atoktot emakak malgokni nunanik
engotaktolikioni Nahanni-mi ovalo engotaktolikioni. NRCan oktakhimayait nunat engotaktot ovani aktigiot 0.0001
p.a.

Ona engotaktolikinik nunanik hivoganaktonik ehomagiyaoyuk nunat engotayukmata Canadian Shield tamaini, ovalo
nunakyoani. NRCan enikhimaliktait:

- engotakhimayuut aktigiot the 6 3/4;
- taya elihimayaoyut ekitot engotakto hamani nunani;
- engotakpalakhimaitot 6.0; ovalo
- the rate of magnitude 6.0 or greater is estimated to be 0.004 p.a. per 1,000,000 square kilometres.

Emakak nuna engotakpakto 0.001 p.a., the M6 e nunami 250,000 km*km, ema 280 km elangani. Engotaknit
ehivgiogait Nuna hamani engotayoitmat .

NRCan eliogaiyut ehivgioktamingnik NBCC 2005 havaktat pingahoat nuna engotaknia. Nuna hamani
engotayoinami hivoganaitok 6% g emakak 0.000404 per annum (2% ovani 50 okioni).

NRCan enihiot hivoganaitkotinik nuna engotakniaknahogivlogo tahama oyagakhiokvikmi.




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