Nunavummiut Makitagunarningit found the attached letter – from the Government of Nunavut Department of Environment to Agnico-Eagle Mines – on the Nunavut Impact Review Board’s ftp site. In the letter, the Department of Environment raises serious concerns with the implementation of Agnico-Eagle’s wildlife protection plan for the Meliadine gold exploration project. The letter begins:
“I wish to commend Agnico-Eagle Mines on the comprehensive scope of the Wildlife Protection and Response Plan developed for the Meliadine Gold Project. It is obvious a great deal of detailed work has gone into developing these documents and protocols. Unfortunately, a good plan is of limited value if not fully implemented and followed. In recent weeks our Conservation Officers have documented incidents of non-compliance with the Response Plan, some of which may be offenses under the Wildlife Act (Nunavut).”
Agnico-Eagle’s response does not appear to have been made publicly available.