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    Witch Lake Claim Staking

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The project involves staking one claim block for a total of four (4) claims on NTS map sheet 65H15.
The claim block of four claims is centered at 61°46’ N, 96°35’ W.
All posts (2”x2”x4’) are placed in the ground standing up every 500m. The staking process is expected to take 1 day and is a low impact operation. No structures will be erected. The stakers will operate out of Arviat, using a helicopter.

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  • Application screening started 2017-04-28
  • Commenting in progress 2017-05-04
  • Kivalliq
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Notifications sent: Commenting in progress

2017-05-04 18:06:15

NIRB 125115 / 17EN044: Notice of Screening and Comment Request for MPH Consulting Limited's "Witch Lake Claim Staking" Project Proposal

    Dear Wiliam Ernest Brereton:

    Please see the attached correspondence from the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) regarding MPH Consulting Limited’s “Witch Lake Claim Staking" project proposal.

    NIRB File No.: 17EN044
    Project Name: Witch Lake Claim Staking
    Project Proponent: MPH Consulting
    Project Type: Exploration
    Location: Kivalliq Region
    Comments Requested by: May 25, 2017

    The NIRB is copying parties potentially affected by this project and we invite interested persons to comment directly to the NIRB regarding:

     Whether the project proposal is likely to arouse significant public concern; and if so, why;
     Whether the project proposal is likely to cause significant adverse eco-systemic or socio-economic effects; and if so, why;
     Whether the project proposal is likely to cause significant adverse impacts on wildlife habitat or Inuit harvest activities; if so, why;
     Whether the project proposal is of a type where the potential adverse effects are highly predictable and mitigable with known technology, (please provide any recommended mitigation measures); and
    Any matter of importance to the Party related to the project proposal, including:
    o Whether any cumulative ecosystemic and socio-economic impacts could result
    from the impacts of the proposed project combined with those of any other project
    that has been carried out, is being carried out or is likely to be carried out inside
    the designated area, or wholly or partly outside the designated area.

    You can submit comments to the NIRB by our on line public registry at or via e-mail at or via fax to 867-983-2594.

    All documents received and pertaining to this project proposal can be obtained from the NIRB’s online public registry at by using any of the following search criteria:
     Project Name: Witch Lake Claim Staking
     NIRB File No.: 17EN044
     Application No.: 125115

    The NIRB has attached a Public Notice of Screening in English and Inuktitut for interested parties and Municipalities to post on local bulletin boards within your community.

    If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact Davin St. Pierre, Technical Advisor II directly at (867) 983-4615 or

    Jenny Klengenberg
    Environmental Administrator

    Nunavut Impact Review Board
    29 Mitik Street
    P.O. Box 1360
    Cambridge Bay
    NU, X0B 0C0 Canada
    Phone: (867) 983-4600
    Toll Free: 1-866-233-3033
    Fax: (867) 983-2594

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The Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) has a mandate to protect the integrity of the ecosystem for the existing and future residents of Nunavut. To assess the environmental and socio-economic impacts of the project proposal, NIRB would like to hear your concerns, comments and suggestions about the following project proposal application:
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