Community of Pond Inlet

This week my friends and former colleagues from the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) are in Pond Inlet conducting public hearings for the environmental assessment of Baffinland Iron Ore Mines' Phase 2 Development Project proposal for the Mary River project and I'm dedicating this week's blog to them and all the hard work they do. … Continue reading Community of Pond Inlet

The small community of Grise Fiord

Grise Fiord, also known as Aujuittuq in Inuktitut, nestles amongst majestic mountains at the end of a stunning fiord is the northernmost community in Nunavut and Canada. It is located on the southern tip of Ellesmere Island in the Qikiqtani Region (or Baffin Region) is actually closer to Russia than the nearest Canadian community of … Continue reading The small community of Grise Fiord

Qikiqtarjuaq, the Big Island

The community of Qikiqtarjuaq (meaning 'big island') is one of the most scenic communities I've had the opportunity to visit while working for the Nunavut Impact Review Board. Qikiqtarjuaq or 'Qik' for short is located just north of the Arctic Circle on Broughton Island in the Qikiqtani/Baffin region in the territory of Nunavut, is adjacent … Continue reading Qikiqtarjuaq, the Big Island

Travels in the north during a pandemic

Like many places around the world, travel in the north has changed drastically since the lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic.  In the past, Rob and I would usually be travelling almost every other week for work and sometimes for personal reason between February and May. We always would joke that we only saw each other … Continue reading Travels in the north during a pandemic