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    Mineral Exploration

  • Project Name:

    Huckleberry Claim

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John Tugak signed a mineral exploration agreement with Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated to obtain the rights on some mineral properties located mostly west of the Whale Cove community and North and Northwest of the Arviat Community.John Tugak signed on June 30, 2017 an agreement with Agnico Eagle Mines Limited (Agnico Eagle) to continue exploration activities on one of his properties, the property Huckleberry-0001. This property is located on Inuit Owned Land surface and subsurface, approximately 65 km mostly west of the Whale Cove community. Exploration activities, such as prospecting, have already been authorized by Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC), Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) and Kivalliq Inuit Association (KIA). The present application is to permit the installation of an exploration camp on the Huckleberry-0001 property, to permit additional exploration activities including geophysical surveys (airborne and ground support), diamond drilling, rab drilling, trenching and to permit the use of a winter access from the Meliadine area and from Whale Cove up to the Huckleberry-0001 property. Agnico Eagle will manage the exploration activities on this property and will be responsible for its activities.The exploration camp is planned to be installed at the same location where the former exploration camp was installed in the area of the closed portal.

Assessment Phase / Activity
  • Application screening started 2017-12-13
  • Commenting period 2018-01-12
  • Extention to Screening Deadline requested 2017-12-13
  • Received Comment submissions from Parties: Notice re comments received 2018-01-15
  • Kivalliq
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Notifications sent: Received Comment submissions from Parties: Notice re comments received

2018-01-15 15:39:00

NIRB 125187/17EA068: Comments Received for Agnico Eagle's "Huckleberry Claim" Project Proposal


    Dear Parties,

    As you are aware, on December 13, 2017 the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB or Board) requested comments regarding Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd’s (Agnico Eagle) "Huckleberry Claim" (NIRB File No.: 125187/17EA068). The NIRB requested that these comments be provided by January 12, 2018.

    Please be advised that on or before January 12, 2018 the NIRB received comments from the following parties:

  • Government of Nunavut (GN)
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
  • Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)
  • WWF Canada
  • Athabasca Denesuline Ne Ne Land Corporation
  • Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Board (BQCMB)
  • Hamlet of Whale Cove
  • Kangiqliniq Hunters and Trappers Organization

    Should you have any questions or require additional information, please contact Shanley Thompson, Technical Advisor II at 867-983-4607 or

    Best regards,

    Jenny Klengenberg
    Environmental Administrator

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

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