Baffin Island communities teaming up with Ottawa university to study impact of mining developments in Nunavut

Some Baffin Island communities are teaming up with an Ottawa university to study mining developments in Nunavut and the impacts they could have on nearby communities.

The Baffin Environmental Assessment Community Engagement Network brings seven communities in Nunavut's Baffin Island region together with researchers from Carleton University. The communities include Igloolik, Arctic Bay, Pond Inlet and Clyde River.

The alliance hopes to obtain $2.4 million in federal funding for a seven-year research project on the impacts of mining proposals and other development in the Baffin region.

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ᑐᑭᓯᒋᐊᕐᕖᑦ: CBC North