Iqaluit, Nunavut (Sept. 7, 2022) Final public hearings before the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) to inform a comprehensive land use plan for the entire territory will begin Sept. 12-15, 2022 at Luke Novoligak Community Hall in Cambridge Bay, NU.
They will continue Sept. 19-23 at Singiltuq Complex in Rankin Inlet, NU, and Sept. 26-27 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Thompson, MB.
The hearings will be live-streamed from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the three different time zones and available for public viewing with simultaneous Inuktitut-English-French-Dënesųłiné interpretation at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxkzZox84XiQva2dAKwTNaw. Evening sessions, if required, will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will also be live-streamed. The hearings will be broadcast on Uvagut TV as well.
Additional hearings are planned for Pond Inlet in October and Iqaluit in November.
Full agendas of the proceedings, a copy of the draft plan and written submissions are available at www.nunavut.ca. A short video explaining the importance of Nunavut planning is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bFYz5g0bpY.
The Nunavut Draft Land Use Plan released in July 2021 will be finalized and considered for approval next spring by the Government of Canada, the Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.
It will be the largest of its kind in the world – covering one-fifth of Canada representing 2.1 million square kilometres.
To protect public safety during the COVID 19 pandemic, NPC is following public health guidelines for the hearings. Masks will be available for those who will choose to wear them and testing kits will be available.
For more information or to schedule interviews:
Beth Gorham, Quinn Public Affairs