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Operations at the Mary River Project involves multiple sites and a wide range of activities. To manage the Mary River Project, Baffinland has developed a suite of management and monitoring plans that ensures the Project operates in a manner that protects Project personnel and the environment while promoting positive impacts. Baffinland’s suite of management and monitoring plans covers a range of topics and activities, including emergency response, waste management, spill response, stakeholder engagement, employment, surface water management, environmental monitoring, wildlife management, road maintenance, shipping and many more.
 

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Shipping and Marine Wildlife Management Plan – Rev. 7     August-24-2020 Full Report
Sampling Program - Quality Assurance and Quality Control Plan - Rev. 3     June-15-2020 Full Report
Q19 Quarry Management Plan - Rev. 0     June-15-2020 Full Report
Q11 Quarry Management Plan - Rev. 0     June-15-2020 Full Report
Q7 Quarry Management Plan - Rev. 0     June-15-2020 Full Report
Q1 Quarry Management Plan - Rev. 1     June-15-2020 Full Report
Oil Pollution Emergency Plan - Milne Inlet - Rev. 6     June-15-2020 Full Report
Emergency Response Plan - Rev. 4     June-15-2020 Full Report
Marine Environmental Effects Monitoring Plan - Rev. 7     May-11-2020 Full Report
Spill Contingency Plan - Rev. 5     May-01-2020 Full Report
Waste Management Plan - Rev. 8     May-01-2020 Full Report
Roads Management Plan - Rev. 7     May-01-2020 Full Report
Air Quality & Noise Abatement Management Plan - Rev. 7     May-01-2020 Full Report
Surface Water and Aquatic Ecosystems Management Plan - Rev. 6     May-01-2020 Full Report
Fresh Water Supply, Sewage and Wastewater Management Plan - Rev. 7     May-01-2020 Full Report
Phase 1 Waste Rock Management Plan Rev. 2     Jan 13, 2020 Full Report
Ballast Water Management Plan - Rev. 1     Apr-04-2019 Full Report
Interim Waste Rock Management Plan      Mar-31-2019 Full Report
Borrow Source Management Plan - KM97 - Rev. 0     Mar-29-2019 Full Report
Polar Bear Safety Plan - Rev. 1     Mar-29-2019 Full Report
Interim Closure and Reclamation Plan - Rev. 5     Mar-29-2019 Full Report
MDMER Emergency Response Plan - Rev. 2     Mar-29-2019 Full Report
Snow Management Plan - Rev. 5     Mar-29-2019 Full Report
QMR2 Quarry Management Plan - Rev. 1     Apr-04-2018 Full Report
Aquatic Effects Monitoring Plan - Rev. 1     Apr-04-2017 Full Report
Exploration Spill Contingency Plan - Rev. 0     Apr-04-2017 Full Report
Life of Mine Waste Rock Management Plan - Rev. 0     Apr-04-2017 Full Report
Cultural Heritage Resource Protection Plan - Rev. 3     Mar-31-2017 Full Report
Environmental Protection Plan - Rev. 1     Mar-31-2017 Full Report
Exploration Closure and Reclamation Plan  - Rev. 1     Mar-31-2017 Full Report
Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Waste Management Plan - Rev. 5     Mar-31-2017 Full Report
Spill at Sea Response Plan (SSRP) - Rev. 0     Mar-31-2017 Full Report
Terrestrial Environment Mitigation and Monitoring Management Plan - Rev. 1     Mar-31-2017 Full Report

In September, 2013, Baffinland and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) entered into the Mary River Project Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement (IIBA). The IIBA is a legally-binding contract that provides Mary River Project-related benefits for Nunavummiut of the northern Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin) Region and describes the roles and responsibilities of Baffinland and the QIA in implementing its provisions. Benefits flowing to Nunavummiut from the Mary River Project include financial participation in Mary River Project revenues, guarantees relating to employment and training, business opportunities and Inuit content in contracts, and the establishment of funds for education and training, wildlife compensation, business capacity and community wellness. The IIBA is intended to form the basis of a positive and enduring relationship between Baffinland, the QIA and the Nunavummiut of the northern Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin) Region. It reflects Baffinland’s commitment to working in cooperation and collaboration with Nunavummiut to achieve mutual benefit throughout the life of the Mary River Project.

Baffinland reports regularly to the QIA on the performance of its obligations through quarterly reports and an annual IIBA Implementation Report. In addition, QIA and Baffinland jointly host an Annual Project Review Forum to provide information on the progress of IIBA implementation to representatives of the five northern Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin) Region communities of Pond Inlet, Clyde River, Arctic Bay, Sanirajak and Igloolik.
 

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2018 Annual Project Review Forum Report - English     Dec-17-2018 Full Report
2018 Annual Project Review Forum Report - Inuktitut     Dec-17-2018 Full Report
Mary River IIBA     Dec-03-2018 Full Report
Q2 IIBA report one-pager - English     Sep-18-2018 Full Report
Q2 IIBA report one-pager - Inuktitut     Sep-18-2018 Full Report
Mary River Project IIBA - Inuktitut     May-07-2018  
2017 Annual Project Review Forum Report     Jan-22-2018 Full Report
Q3 2017 IIBA Report Highlights     Jan-22-2018 Full Report

Baffinland is committed to timely, meaningful and culturally appropriate engagement with the communities potentially affected by the Mary River Project in order to promote the sustainable development of the operation. In particular, Baffinland believes in the critical importance of developing and maintaining constructive and positive relationships with the North Baffin communities of Pond Inlet, Igloolik, Clyde River, Sanirajak and Arctic Bay, as well as with the Qikiqtani Inuit Association. Through a proactive approach to stakeholder engagement, Baffinland strives to maximize the social and economic benefits flowing to Nunavummiut, the communities and the region, and to identify and mitigate any adverse environmental effects of the Project. Stakeholder engagement activities include community tours, public meetings, participation in Working Groups, employee and community surveys, career fairs and technical workshops. In addition, Baffinland contributes to a wide range of community activities and sponsors an annual scholarship and laptop donation program.

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Stakeholder Engagement Plan - Rev. 1     June-15-2020 Full Report

Baffinland has obtained a significant amount of authorizations, permits and licences from multiple regulatory agencies and stakeholders to operate the Mary River Project. Key authorizations and licences issued to the Project include NIRB Project Certificate No. 005 issued by the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB), Commercial Lease (No. Q13C301) with the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and Type “A” and “B” Water Licences issued by the Nunavut Water Board (NWB). These authorizations listed above along with other permits and regulations, require Baffinland to report on various aspects of Project operations throughout the year. Baffinland produces a NIRB Annual Report that provides performance against the Commitments in the Project Certificate and a QIA/NWB Annual Report that documents performance on meeting environmental requirements in the Water Licence and Commercial Lease.
 

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2019 NIRB Annual Report     May-15-2020 Full Report
2019 NIRB Annual Report - Popular Summary     May-15-2020 Full Report
2019 Socio-Economic Report     May-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Annual Report for Exploration and Geotechnical Drilling to the NWB and QIA     May-01-2020 Full Report
2019 Annual Report for Operations to the NWB and QIA     May-01-2020 Full Report
2019 MDMER Annual Report     Apr-06-2020 Full Report
2019 Eqe Bay Exploration Program Annual Report     Apr-06-2020 Full Report
2019 Eqe Bay Exploration Program QIA NWB Annual Report     Apr-06-2020 Full Report
2019 ESTMA REPORT     Jun-05-2019 Full Report
2018 ESTMA REPORT     Jun-05-2019 Full Report
2016 ESTMA Report     May-30-2019 Full Report
2017 ESTMA Report     May-30-2019 Full Report
2018 QIA and NWB Annual Report for Operations - Report Body     Apr-04-2019 Full Report
2018 NIRB Annual Report for the Mary River Project     Apr-01-2019 Full Report
2017 MMER Annual Report     Mar-29-2019 Full Report
2017 QIA and NWB Annual Report for Operations     Mar-30-2019 Full Report
2018 NIRB Annual Report for the Eqe Bay Exploration Program     Mar-30-2019 Full Report
2017 QIA and NWB Annual Report for Exploration and Geotechnical Drilling Activities     Mar-30-2019 Full Report
2018 QIA and NWB Annual Report for Exploration and Geotechnical Drilling Activities     Mar-31-2019 Full Report
2018 MDMER Annual Report     Mar-31-2019 Full Report
2017 NIRB Annual Report for the Mary River Project - Appendices     Mar-29-2019 Full Report
2017 NIRB Annual Report for the Mary River Project     Apr-02-2018 Full Report
2016 MMER Annual Report     Jul-28-2017 Full Report
2016 QIA and NWB Annual Report for Exploration and Geotechnical Drilling Activities     Apr-03-2017 Full Report
2016 NIRB Annual Report for the Mary River Project     Apr-04-2017 Full Report
2016 NIRB Annual Report for the Mary River Project - Appendices     Apr-04-2017 Full Report
2016 QIA and NWB Annual Report for Operations     Apr-04-2017 Full Report
2016 QIA and NWB Annual Report for Operations - Appendices     Apr-04-2017 Full Report

2020 Scholarships
For 2020, five scholarships, in the amount of $5000 each, will be awarded in the following areas. Click the area of study for full details.

 

English

Scholarship Popular Summary (English) Popular Summary (Inuktitut) Deadline Document
Marine and Environmental Studies     August 14, 2020 Full Report
Geology and Engineering     August 14, 2020 Full Report
Health and Wellness     August 14, 2020 Full Report
Education and Management Studies     August 14, 2020 Full Report
Business Administration     August 14, 2020 Full Report
 

Application Form and Guidelines
Post-secondary Scholarship Application Form and Guidelines

Inuktitut

Scholarship Popular Summary (English) Popular Summary (Inuktitut) Deadline Full Report
Marine and Environmental Studies     August 14, 2020 Full Report
Geology and Engineering     August 14, 2020 Full Report
Health and Wellness     August 14, 2020 Full Report
Education and Management Studies     August 14, 2020 Full Report
Business Administration     August 14, 2020 Full Report

Application Form and Guidelines
Post-secondary Scholarship Application Form and Guidelines

Eligibility

Open to Nunavut Inuit enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement. Priority will be given in the following order:

  • Inuit applicants from Sanirajak (formerly Hall Beach), Igloolik, Clyde River, Pond Inlet, Arctic Bay
  • Inuit from the Qikiqtani region
  • Inuit from the rest of Nunavut

How to Apply

Click here for the 2020 Post-Secondary Scholarship Application form and Guidelines.

 

Along with completing the form, you must also submit the following:

  • A letter from you (Letter of Intent), to the Baffinland Corporation Academic Scholarship Committee introducing yourself with the following information:
    • Your field(s) of study
    • Educational level achieved to date (GPA or grade average to be noted)
    • Community or volunteer activities you have undertaken
    • Please tell us why this scholarship is important for you to continue your studies
    • Why you want to take the program/training and how will it be used in your career plan
  • A copy of your latest school transcript
  • A copy of your resume

 

Application Deadline
The deadline for applications is Friday, August 14. If applications are received after this deadline, they will not be considered.

For more information regarding our scholarships, please contact us.

The earth’s atmosphere and its impact on our everyday lives has only become more evident over the last several decades. From weather to air quality, Baffinland is engaged in multiple monitoring programs focused on investigating and monitoring Mary River Project effects and the changing Arctic climate. Current monitoring topics include: dust, noise, climate, emissions and air quality.
 

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2019 Air Quality Memo     May-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Emissions Source Testing Report     May-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Noise & Vibration Monitoring Report     May-14-2020 Full Report
General Air Reports     Apr-04-2018  
Climate Change Strategy     Mar-31-2019 Full Report

The northern Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin) Region of Nunavut is home to many different marine and freshwater environments, each with its own diverse ecosystem. Whether it’s pods of narwhal in Milne Inlet or Arctic char in the Mary River, Baffinland is actively invested in monitoring the marine and aquatic environments around the Mary River Project. Current monitoring topics include: water quality, fish, benthic invertebrates, sediment quality, and marine mammals.
 

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2019 Bruce Head Shore-based Monitoring Program     Sep-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Marine Mammal Aerial Survey     Sep-14-2020 Full Report
2017-2018 Integrated Narwhal Tagging Study -Technical Data Report     Sep-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Construction Monitoring Report for the Freight Dock     May-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Core Receiving Environment Monitoring Report     May-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Daily Ship Track Figures with Ice Reports [200 MB]     May-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Marine Environmental Effects Monitoring Program (MEEMP) and Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Monitoring Program     Sep-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Passive Acoustic Monitoring Program - Final Report     Sep-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Ship-based Observer Program     Sep-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Freshet Monitoring Report     May-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Groundwater Monitoring Report     May-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Lake Sedimentation Monitoring Report     May-14-2020 Full Report
2019 SNP Hydrometric Monitoring Report     May-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Tote Road Report      Jan-13-2020 Full Report
2019 Milne Ore Dock Habitat Offset and Tote Road Report      Jan-13-2020 Full Report
2014 – 2017 Final Data Integration Report: Bruce Head Shore-Based Monitoring     Jun-15-2019 Full Report
2018 Passive Acoustic Monitoring Program Final Report     Jun-15-2019 Full Report
2017 Narwhal Tagging Study - Final Technical Data Report     Jun-15-2019 Full Report
2018 Ship-Based Observer Monitoring Program Final Report     Jun-15-2019 Full Report
2018 Bruce Head Vessel Based Field Summary Final Report     Jun-15-2019 Full Report
2018 Milne Inlet Marine Environmental Effects Monitoring Program and Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring Final Report     Jun-15-2019 Full Report
2018 Annual Report - Tote Road Upgrades Fish Habitat Monitoring     Mar-29-2019 Full Report
2018 Milne Ore Dock Fish Offset Monitoring Report     Mar-29-2019 Full Report
2017 Aquatic Effects Monitoring Plan - Core Receiving Environment Monitoring Program Report     Mar-30-2019 Full Report
2017 Aquatic Effects Monitoring Plan - Lake Sedimentation Monitoring Report     Mar-30-2019 Full Report
2018 Aquatic Effects Monitoring Plan - Core Receiving Environment Monitoring Program Report     Mar-30-2019 Full Report
2018 Aquatic Effects Monitoring Plan - Lake Sedimentation Monitoring Report     Mar-30-2019 Full Report
2017 Marine Environmental Effects Monitoring Program (MEEMP) and Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring     May-02-2018 Full Report
2017 Milne Ore Dock Fish Offset Monitoring Report     Apr-02-2018 Full Report
2017 Annual Report - Tote Road Upgrades Fish Habitat Monitoring     Apr-02-2018 Full Report
2017 Bruce Head Shore-based Narwhal Monitoring Program     Apr-04-2018 Full Report
2016 Annual Report - Tote Road Upgrades Fish Habitat Monitoring (DFO)     Jul-27-2017 Full Report
2016 Aquatic Effects Monitoring Plan - Core Receiving Environment Monitoring Program Report     Apr-05-2017 Full Report
2016 Aquatic Effects Monitoring Plan - Lake Sedimentation Monitoring Report     Apr-05-2017 Full Report
2016 Bruce Head Narwhal Monitoring Report     Apr-05-2017 Full Report
2016 Marine Environmental Effects Monitoring Program (MEEMP) and Aquatic Invasive Species Monitoring - Milne Inlet Marine Ecosystem     Apr-05-2017 Full Report
2016 Milne Ore Dock Fish Offset Monitoring     Apr-05-2017 Full Report
Integration Report: Marine Mammals in Eclipse Sound, Milne Inlet and Pond Inlet     Apr-05-2017 Full Report
Peer Review: Marine Mammal Aerial Surveys in Eclipse Sound, Milne Inlet and Pond Inlet (Aug 1 - Sept 17, 2015)     Apr-05-2017 Full Report

 

 

 

The land, its history and the wildlife it supports, plays a vital role in Nunavummiut culture and lifestyle. Baffinland recognizes the land’s importance and engages in several monitoring programs each year. Collaborating with local communities and Arctic researchers, Baffinland monitors the potential effects of Mary River Project operations and climate change on the Arctic’s changing landscape. Monitoring topics currently include: caribou, vegetation, dust, birds, and archeology.
 

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2019 Terrestrial Environment Annual Monitoring Report     Sep-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Revegetation Study Reports     May-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Tote Road and Borrow Source Assessment Report     May-14-2020 Full Report
2019 Geotechnical Inspection Reports     May-14-2020 Full Report
2016 Terrestrial Environment Annual Monitoring Report     Apr-05-2017 Full Report
2017 Terrestrial Environment Annual Monitoring Report     Apr-18-2018 Full Report
2018 Terrestrial Environment Annual Monitoring Report     Mar-29-2019 Full Report