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					               Bathurst Inlet Port
               and Road Project
(An Economic Development Project for the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut)


                       Community Meetings
                          May 2007
              Project Status

• Project Proponent/owner is the Bathurst Inlet Port and
   Road Joint Venture Ltd.
  (An Inuit company, a 50/50 JV between Kitikmeot
   Corporation and Nuna Logistics)

• In December 2004 NIRB issued guidelines for the Draft
  Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)

• The project now has funding to proceed with the DEIS
            The Project

• Port site on Bathurst Inlet
   – Dock to serve large ice class vessels delivering fuel and
     bulk cargo to the port
   – Dock to handle barges serving the Kitikmeot Communities
   – 150 person camp and services
   – 180 million litre fuel tank farm
   – Truck and trailer repair shop
   – 1,200 metre airstrip (small planes)
• Road 211 km to Contwoyto Lake
   – Maintenance camp at Contwoyto Lake
               Project Schedule

   Draft EIS to NIRB fall of 2007

   If permitting is complete by mid 2009, then mobilization
    can begin summer/fall 2009

   Construction can begin fall 2009 and be complete by
    winter 2011. The port site could be operational by
    summer 2011

   Road operations could then begin February 2012
              Land Ownership

The project will occupy:

   Inuit Owned Land (IOL) 143 ha
     • Contwoyto camp 2 ha
     • 82.3km of road (& quarries) 141 ha

   Crown Land 370 ha
     • Port site camp and airstrip 159 ha
     • 128.9 km of road (&quarries) 211 ha
            Project Operations
   Summer shipping season

   Fuel and supplies delivered to Kitikmeot communities by barge
    during summer.

   The “all weather” road would operate in winter only, between
    January and April, to deliver fuel and supplies by truck to mines
    in Nunavut and NWT. Trucks would be both captive to the
    project and also come from the South as necessary.

   Water use is for domestic purposes only. No industrial wastes,
    sewage would be treated for disposal.
                         Shipping
   Independent studies have shown that the route to the proposed
    port site is suitable for vessels up to 50,000 tonnes

   Vessels are allowed to enter Canadian Arctic waters as long as
    they comply with the Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act.

   Vessels must meet Canadian standards.

   Fuel and supplies would be shipped from eastern Canada or
    offshore into Bathurst Inlet during the open ice period, mid-July
    to mid October, (approx 90 days, similar to the shipping at
    Polaris and Nanisivik Mines).

   Icebreaking will not be required to extend the season
               Project Benefits

   Reduced cost of fuel and supplies for the Kitikmeot communities
    and earlier delivery to Cambridge Bay

   Reduced capital and operating costs for mineral exploration and
    mine development

   Significant increase in Inuit businesses and local employment

   Increased training and skills development in the Kitikmeot

   Increased economic activity in Nunavut and NWT (especially
    Yellowknife)
Environmental, Archaeology
and Socio-economic Studies
           Study Components

   Freshwater Environment
   Marine Environment
   Wildlife
   Meteorology
   Bedrock Geology and ARD
   Surficial Geology, Soils and Ecosystem Mapping
   Traditional Knowledge
   Archaeology/cultural sites
Mainland Caribou Ranges
           Traditional Knowledge

Naonaiyaotit Traditional Knowledge
Project (NTKP)
   Bathurst Port and Road Project within study area of the NTKP
   covers wide variety of topics, such as transportation routes,
    harvesting, cultural resources, wildlife, and fish
   raw data contained within a GIS database


Tuktu Nogak Project (TNP)
   Caribou and calves
        Socio-Economic Studies
   Profile baseline conditions in the West Kitikmeot communities
    (e.g., demographics, employment and income, education,
    training and employment skills, etc.)
                                          Community of Bathurst Inlet

Methodology
   detailed literature search
   questionnaire to survey
    residents
   visits to communities
   interviews
    Community Consultations to Date

    Community consultations began in 2001
    and have included the following activities:

•   Meetings with Mayor & Council
•   Public meetings
•   Public Open Houses
•   Presentations to stakeholder groups
•   Site tours with Elders
•   Scoping meetings
•   Discussion groups
      Socio-Economic Studies to date


  To gather socio-economic data and to understand
  community values & viewpoints we have conducted :

• Research and review of existing literature & demographic
  data
• Community visits
• Questionnaires
• In-depth interviews
• Discussion groups & meetings
          Socio-Economic Studies to date


    Some of the topics raised during these activities
    included:

•   Employment & training opportunities
•   Business Opportunities
•   Family, community health & wellness
•   Inuit culture & traditional way of life
•   Impacts on environment & wildlife
Heritage Resources
       Heritage Study Scope

   2 year program – 2001 and 2002
   Program outline
    • Site file search to identify previously recorded sites
    • Literature search to provide information on site types and
      locations; provide regional archaeological and historical
      context
    • Evaluation of terrain features for archaeological site potential
    • Field survey to inventory sites
    • Evaluation of potential site values
Heritage Consultation Results

    Kugluktuk Comments – routing:
      • Bathurst Inlet Port previously recorded archaeological sites
      • Nose Lake burials
    Cambridge Bay Comments:
      • Bathurst Inlet Port previously recorded sites and burials
      • Mara River and Burnside River burials
      • Inclusion of newly recorded sites into accessible database
      • Collection policies and protocols
              2007 Program

• Field work
   –   Marine mammal surveys in Bathurst Inlet
   –   Bird surveys in the project area
   –   Acid rock/metal leaching tests on construction rock
   –   Update freshwater/marine fisheries work
• Socio-economic studies and Traditional Knowledge
  studies
• Preparation of the draft Environmental Impact
  Statement
          Community Consultation


2007 Objectives
•   Increase awareness of the BIPR project
•   Gather community opinion, input and expectations of the project
•   Develop understanding of Traditional lifestyle and how project may
    affect this
•   Collect current and accurate information to build a comprehensive
    base line
•   Assess socio-economic effects of project on area of influence
          Next Steps

• The information from community consultation
  will be included in the Draft EIS

• Submit Draft EIS to NIRB

• NIRB public environmental review process
Koana

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