Blockades Lifted at Baffinland Mary River Project
Mary River, NU, February 11, 2021 – The blockades at Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation’s (“Baffinland”) Mary River Project has been lifted and Baffinland is in the process of restoring operations at the airstrip and tote road.
This includes employee and contractor transfers, the resumption of food and supply flights, search and rescue flights, and other North Baffin air traffic support services provided using the Mary River airstrip. Mine production is also in the process of resuming.
Throughout this situation, Baffinland’s first priority has been the safety of more than 700 employees who were impacted by the blockades.
“I’d like to express my gratitude to our personnel and their families for their support and patience during what was a challenging time. The health and safety of everyone on our property remains our top priority,” said Brian Penney, CEO of Baffinland. “We welcome the move to a constructive dialogue and hope to work in collaboration with our community partners to find mutually agreeable solutions to the issues that have been raised.”
For any media inquiries:
Baffinland Iron Mines
Heather Smiles, Manager Stakeholder Relations
(T): +1 416 702 5553
About Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation
Jointly owned by The Energy and Minerals Group and ArcelorMittal, Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation operates a high-grade iron ore mine located on Baffin Island, Nunavut. The Mary River Mine produces the highest grade of direct shipping iron ore in the world. Baffinland is committed to operating in an environmentally and socially responsible manner that benefits all stakeholders. Learn more at baffinland.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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ᓄᓘᔮᒃ, ᓄᓇᕗᑦ, ᕖᕝᕗᐊᕆ 11, 2021 – ᒪᑐᓯᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᓴᕕᕋᔭᒃᓴᓄᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖏᑕ ᑯᐊᐳᕇᓴᖓᓂᒃ (“ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐ”) ᓄᓘᔮᖕᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐊᓂᒃ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᐳᑦ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᓪᓗ ᐊᐅᓚᓂᕐᓂᒃ ᐊᐅᓚᔾᔭᐃᓇᓱᓕᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᒥᕝᕕᖕᒥ ᐅᓯᑲᖅᑕᕐᕕᖕᒥᓗ ᐊᖅᑯᒻᒥ.
ᑖᓐᓇ ᐱᖃᓯᐅᔾᔨᕗᖅ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᓂᒃ ᑳᓐᑐᕌᒃᑎᓂᒡᓗ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᐅᔾᔨᓂᕐᓂᒃ, ᑲᔪᓯᓗᑎᒃ ᓂᕿᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᕆᐊᓕᖕᓄᓪᓗ ᑎᑭᑎᑦᑎᓃᑦ, ᕿᓂᕐᓂᕐᓄᑦ ᖃᖓᑕᓂᕐᓂᒃ, ᐊᓰᓪᓗ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓘᑉ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᖓᓂ ᖃᖓᑕᓲᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᕐᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓘᔮᖕᓂ ᒥᕝᕕᐊᓂᒃ. ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᕋᓱᓕᕆᓪᓗᑎᒡᓗ.
ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓕᐅᓕᒫᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕉᑎᖃᓛᖑᐃᓐᓇᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᑦᑕᕐᓇᖏᑦᑐᒦᓐᓂᖏᑦ ᐅᖓᑖᓃᑦᑐᑦ 700 ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑏᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᒪᑐᓯᔪᓄᑦ.
“ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᔪᒪᔭᕋ ᖁᔭᓕᓂᕋ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓄᓪᓗ ᐃᑲᔪᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᐅᑕᖅᑭᔪᓐᓇᖅᖢᑎᒡᓗ ᑕᕝᕘᓇ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᖃᓄᐃᖏᓐᓂᖏᑦ ᐊᑦᑕᕐᓇᖏᑦᑐᒦᓐᓂᖏᓪᓗ ᑭᒃᑯᓕᒫᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᒋᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᕉᑎᒋᓛᕇᓐᓇᖅᐸᕗᑦ,” ᐅᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐳᕋᐃᐊᓐ ᐱᐊᓂ, ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖅ ᐹᕙᓐᓛᓐᑯᓐᓄᑦ. “ᑐᙵᓱᒃᑎᑉᐸᕗᑦ ᓴᓇᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐅᖃᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᕐᓄᑦ ᓂᕆᐅᒃᐳᒍᓪᓗ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒋᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒋᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᕗᑦ ᓇᓂᓯᖁᓪᓗᑕ ᑭᒃᑯᓕᒫᓄᑦ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᖃᓄᖅᑑᕈᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐊᑲᐅᙱᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓄᑦ.”
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