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EXTENSION OF TIME FOR FINAL WRITTEN COMMENTS AND TIME TO RESPOND OR COMMENT TO ANY WRITTEN SUBMISSION

The Commission has now completed all five regional public hearings on the 2021 DNLUP on the following dates:

Cambridge Bay, NU: September 12-15, 2022

Rankin Inlet, NU: September 19-23, 2022

Thompson, MB: September 26-27, 2022

Pond Inlet, NU: October 24-27, 2022

Iqaluit, NU: November 14-19, 2022.

The Commission thanks everyone for their active participation in these important hearings. Video recordings of the hearings are available on our webpage at www.nunavut.ca .

EXTENSION OF TIME FOR FINAL WRITTEN COMMENTS AND TIME TO RESPOND/COMMENT TO ANY WRITTEN SUBMISSION

The Commission has committed to providing a 2023 Recommended Nunavut Land Use Plan to the Government of Canada, Government of Nunavut, and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. for their consideration. The Commission acknowledges the requests for an extension of time to provide final written comments on the 2021 DNLUP. Recognizing the importance of the issues and knowing that many participants wish to provide additional information, the Commissioners have agreed that an extension is beneficial to the overall process.

As a result,

  1. the Commission has agreed to extend the date for FINAL written comments to February 10th, 2023. This date will not be extended further, and any submissions that are received after that date may not be incorporated into the deliberation by the Commissioners in considering the 2023 Recommended Nunavut Land Use Plan.
  2. Further, the Commissioners have agreed that all participants should have an additional 2-week period following the February 10th date for the SOLE purpose of providing comments on any written submissions received by February 10th. The deadline for these responses/comments is February 24, 2023. Please note that this is not an extension of written submissions - only a period to respond or provide comments to submissions received by February 10th.  Responses/Comments to any written submission must be provided using the attached template (Appendix I).

Written submissions on the 2021 DNLUP must be submitted by email at submissions@nunavut.ca , by fax at 867-979-3443, or by mail at Box 1797, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0. Participants with capacity are encouraged to provide translated copies of their submissions. Click on "Read More" below to download the full notice and Appendix I-Template for responses or comments to written submissions. 

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Regional Public Hearing In Iqaluit

Location: Cadet Hall

Dates: November 14 - 19

Morning Sessions: 9 am to 11:45 am

Afternoon Sessions: 1:15 pm to 4:30 pm

Evening Sessions (if necessary): 6 pm to 9 pm

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NPC DNLUP Public Hearings Broadcast Information

The Regional Public Hearings on the 2021 Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan will be available to watch through Uvugut TV on channels 240 or 267 or through the link below. It will also be available on our NPC YouTube channels in both English and Inuktitut in the links below. The previous daily sessions are also saved in the chosen language in the YouTube links below.

 

Uvagut TV: Click Here

 

Youtube: Click Here for English.  Click Here for Inuktitut. 

 

 

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Nunavut’s ambitious land use plan is vital for the future of the territory

OPINION

By ANDREW NAKASHUK      OCTOBER 24, 2022

Published in The Hill Times

Nunavut is nearing the end of a long territory-wide land use planning process with broad implications for Canada and the world. It is vital that we complete it.

After 15 years, the Nunavut Planning Commission has started final public hearings and will submit a recommended draft plan early next year to the three entities that will consider it for approval: the federal and Nunavut governments, as well as Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., which ensures the Nunavut Agreement is implemented.

Across Canada, land use planning has been challenged by diverse interests and a vast range of environmental, economic, and social conditions. Our experience in Nunavut can be even more challenging because of its sheer size—it is one-fifth of Canada’s land mass—and its varied interests.

No other jurisdiction in the world has attempted this exercise on such a scale.

We often have different views on the scope and content of this first-generation plan. Emotions can run high. Regardless of the challenges, land use planning is essential to Inuit, our communities, governments, organizations and industry; it matters to the land and all living things; it matters to all of us as we seek to protect the environment and develop resources responsibly and sustainably in the short term and for future generations.

Land use planning is much more than drawing lines on a map. It is about setting and achieving goals, identifying and living within limits of acceptable economic, environmental and social change. We must ensure the future is more than the result of a series of decisions about individual projects and activities. This plan provides an opportunity through an inclusive process to have essential conversations about difficult things.

An approved land use plan will support decision making with respect to environmental stewardship, sustainable resource and economic opportunities, and social benefits. It will serve as a filter and the entry point into the Nunavut regulatory system, avoiding single project-by-project reviews in the absence of a regional context. It will provide a structure and process to identify what is truly important. It will set out the framework for public and private investment, resource and environmental management, and progress as Inuit define it. 

Planning needs to be understood as a continual process that must be monitored and reconsidered over time as circumstances, needs, and opportunities change, and when new information becomes available. 

There is no magic formula for creating a land use plan. It is always a question of achieving an acceptable balance among differing views, values and visions. Compromise by all parties is essential. No one party will get everything it wants, but all parties should achieve enough to be satisfied with the outcome. 

The planning process is both a challenge and an opportunity. We are challenged to see and understand different views, values and priorities from all perspectives. This gives us the opportunity to build a bridge and reach a consensus, find balance, and adapt and improve the plan over time to meet changing circumstances and events. Such events include community population changes, wildlife population and habitat changes, mineral and hydrocarbon demand and supply, and the impacts of climate change on the land and its use. 

The last decade and a half of plan development has consumed resources and placed many demands on communities, regional organizations and other planning partners. 

Now is the time for our collective efforts to come together and complete the Nunavut Land Use Plan. It is time for us to understand and commit to the necessary compromises that will finalize a plan for Nunavut reflecting the vision of Inuit and our communities. 

Andrew Nakashuk, a former law enforcement officer who has lived in the communities of Iqaluit and Kimmirut, has been the chairperson of the Nunavut Planning Commission since 2016. 

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NUNAVUT PLANNING COMMISSION TO START FINAL PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE 2021 DNLUP

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.

Media Contact:

For more information or to schedule interviews:

Beth Gorham, Quinn Public Affairs

beth@quinnpublicaffairs.com 

613-794-2037

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NOTICE OF FINAL AGENDAS FOR UPCOMING REGIONAL PUBLIC HEARINGS 2021 DRAFT NUNAVUT LAND USE PLAN

On June 2, 2022 the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC or Commission) distributed Draft Agendas for the upcoming in-person Regional Public Hearings in respect of the 2021 Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan (DNLUP). As part of the correspondence, the NPC requested that participants provide the Commission with confirmation of their planned attendance, including comments or suggestions on the Draft Agendas and any specific logistical arrangements required during the Public Hearings. On or before June 30, 2022 the NPC received comments and suggested revisions to the Draft Agenda from the following some participants.

The NPC would like to remind participants of the following hearing dates:

  • Cambridge Bay, NU (September 12-15, 2022)

  • Rankin Inlet, NU (September 19-23, 2022)

  • Thompson, MB (September 26-27, 2022)

  • Pond Inlet, NU (October 24-27, 2022)

  • Iqaluit, NU (November 14-19, 2022)

The NPC has considered the changes and revisions to the Draft Agendas proposed by participants in their correspondence and has updated the agendas to provide greater time allocation and flexibility during the proceedings. The Final Hearing Agendas have been attached as Appendix I-V for the information of all participants. Times given in the attached Final agendas are approximate and the order of presenters and presentation times may be subject to change at the chairperson’s discretion during the proceedings. All written comments and submissions received to date on the Draft Agendas, the 2021 DNLUP as well as the Options and Recommendations Documents are available on the Commission’s Public Registry at: http://lupit.nunavut.ca/portal/registry.php.                                                                    For more, click on the below link to download the notice.

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Notice of Additional Comments Received and Next Steps for the Upcoming Public Hearings on the 2021 Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan (DNLUP)

The Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC or Commission) previously requested that participants provide additional and/or supplementary written submissions on the 2021 Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan (DNLUP) by April 15, 2022.

The Commission thanks participants who were able to provide additional and/or supplementary written submissions and notes that a number of participants have requested additional time to prepare their submissions. The Commission now encourages participants to provide any further written comments on the 2021 DNLUP by June 24, 2022 to ensure all participants have adequate time to review them in advance of the regional public hearings taking place in September through November 2022. 

In addition, the Commission previously indicated that the consultation record for the 2021 DNLUP would close 40 days after the conclusion of the final regional hearing. However, the Commission is now extending this timeline to January 10, 2023 recognizing the holiday period’s impact on schedules and notes that no further extension will be granted beyond this deadline. 
Please note that all written submissions received in respect of the 2021 DNLUP are available on the NPC public registry online at: http://lupit.nunavut.ca/portal/registry.php . The interactive maps and GIS files of the maps are available on the NPC’s website at www.nunavut.ca. 

For more, click on the below link to download the notice. 

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NUNAVUT PLANNING COMMISSION RECEIVES FUNDING TO HOLD ADDITIONAL HEARINGS TOWARDS COMPLETION OF NUNAVUT LAND USE PLAN

Iqaluit, Nunavut (April 11, 2022). The Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) will hold additional public hearings in the journey towards a final Land Use Plan for the territory, thanks to additional funding from the Government of Canada. Once finalized, the Plan will encompass one-fifth of Canada’s land mass, encompassing 3.3 million square kilometers including land, freshwater, and marine areas, and will be the largest land use plan of its kind in the world. The NPC applied for $5.5 million to fund community engagement meetings and two additional public hearings at Pond Inlet and Iqaluit in the Qikiqtaaluk (Baffin) region which will allow for completion of the final phase of the consultation process toward an historic first comprehensive Land Use Plan for Nunavut.

“We applaud the vision of the federal government and Minister of Northern Affairs Dan Vandal to fund these additional hearings and ensure that all the people of Nunavut are fully consulted,” said Commission Chair Andrew Nakashuk. “The funding is a crucial step towards fulfilling the vision of Inuit self-determination as required in the Nunavut Agreement and national reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.”

“This funding demonstrates Canada’s commitment to fulfill the terms of the Nunavut Agreement which requires Inuit-led land use planning as a key piece of self-determination,” said NPC Executive Director Sharon Ehaloak. “It also supports efforts to work together to create a final plan that will protect the Inuit way of life, Nunavut’s unique environment and wildlife while also creating economic opportunities for Nunavummiut.”

Please click on the link below to download the full News Release. 

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NOTICE OF NEXT STEPS FOR REGIONAL PUBLIC HEARINGS ON 2021 DRAFT NUNAVUT LAND USE PLAN-Updates

On October 21, 2021 the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC or Commission) postponed the Regional Public Hearings in respect of the 2021 DNLUP that were originally scheduled for November 2021 to March 2022 to provide all participants adequate time to review materials in Inuktitut, English or French. As a result of the most recent Covid-19 outbreak in Nunavut in January 2022, the Commission further postponed the regional public hearings to the fall of 2022.  Due to the recent easing of travel restrictions and changes to public health measures across Nunavut allowing for public gatherings, the NPC has decided to proceed with its plans to hold in-person public hearings in the Kitikmeot, Kivalliq, Qikiqtaaluk (North/South Baffin, Nunavik) Regions, and for affected Dënesųłiné communities in September to November 2022. The Qikiqtaaluk hearings remain subject to the availability of funding.

Copies of the 2021 DNLUP and Options and Recommendations document and all submissions filed in the NPC’s public record in association with the DNLUP are available online at: http://lupit.nunavut.ca/portal/registry.php. The Interactive maps and GIS files of the maps are available on the NPC’s website at www.nunavut.ca.

Hard copies of 2021 DNLUP and Options and Recommendations and the executive summary documents have been sent to the Municipal offices in each community. HTOs are asked to visit the Municipal office to pick up copies if they have not yet received them.

See the attached notice for more information. 

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NOTICE OF RESCHEDULING OF THE REGIONAL PUBLIC HEARINGS ON 2021 DRAFT NUNAVUT LAND USE PLAN

The current Covid outbreak in Nunavut has made the Commission’s intended preparatory community meetings unfeasible at this time. Following discussions with multiple communities and other planning partners, the Commission has determined that the most responsible path forward is to postpone the regional public hearings until the fall and conduct in-person community visits in the spring as guided by the Covid protocols in place at that time, or through Zoom or teleconference if necessary.

Parties should be aware that the new dates set below for the re-scheduling of the community visits and regional public hearings are tentative and may change depending on public health orders. Should the Commission subsequently make any changes to the timetable of events, these will be communicated through a procedural update.

Copies of the 2021 DNLUP and Options and Recommendations document and all submissions filed in the NPC’s public record in association with the DNLUP are available online at: http://lupit.nunavut.ca/portal/registry.php . Hardcopies of the DNLUP and supporting material have been mailed to affected communities. 

Do not hesitate to contact Solomon Amuno at: samuno@nunavut.ca if you have questions regarding this notice. 

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NOTICE OF REOPENING OF RECORD AND NEXT STEPS FOR THE 2021 DRAFT NUNAVUT LAND USE PLAN

On October 21, 2021, the Nunavut Planning Commission (Commission) postponed Regional Public Hearings in respect of the 2021 Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan (DNLUP) that were originally scheduled for November 2021 to March 2022 to provide all participants additional time to ensure adequate opportunity to review materials in Inuktitut, English or French.

Next steps in the planning process discussed in this notice are summarized in Appendix A of the attached notice.

As previously communicated, the Commission would like to confirm the following revised dates and time for the upcoming public hearings: 

  • Thompson, MB (Royal Canadian Legion) - March 10-11, 2022
  • Rankin Inlet, NU (Singiituq Complex) - March 14-18, 2022
  • Cambridge Bay, NU ( Luke Novoligak Community Hall) -  March 28-31, 2022

Copies of the 2021 DNLUP and Options and Recommendations document and all submissions filed in the NPC’s public record in association with the DNLUP are available online at: http://lupit.nunavut.ca/portal/registry.php . Hardcopies of the DNLUP and supporting material have been mailed to affected communities. 

Participants who have already provided written comments are able to provide additional comments, and other participants are now requested to provide any written submissions by February 18, 2022.

Parties not yet registered as participants are able to do so by completing the registration form in Appendix C.

NPC staff are available to meet with participants to provide an overview of the DNLUP or to respond to any clarifying questions to assist with the preparation of written submissions. Staff will be meeting with community representatives between January 24 and February 4, 2022, and other participants are encouraged to contact NPC staff to schedule a meeting between January 10-21, 2022.

Please click the read more button below to download the full notice for more details. 

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2021 DNLUP Interactive Web Map

The Interactive map of the 2021 DNLUP is now available on our website at www.nunavut.ca. Click on the below link for direct access. 

2021 DNLUP INTERACTIVE MAP A: Land Use Designations

 

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NUNAVUT PLANNING COMMISSION RESCHEDULES PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE 2021 DRAFT NUNAVUT LAND USE PLAN

The Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) has responded to concerns raised by Inuit organizations about access to documents by rescheduling public hearings on the 2021 Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan until early 2022.

The decision to reschedule the hearings was made after Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) and the three Regional Inuit Associations (RIAs) informed the NPC that they needed “sufficient time to review the DNLUP 2021” and have all relevant documents and maps made available in Inuktitut as well as paper copies of the materials available at the community level.

“We listened to NTI, and the Inuit organizations and we responded,” said Commission Chair Andrew Nakashuk. “We want to ensure the final plan reflects their views and puts Nunavut on a path for future sustainable economic development while protecting our culture, wildlife, and environment.”

The public hearings have been rescheduled to the following dates and locations:

  • March 10 - 11th, 2022, Thompson, Manitoba (Royal Canadian Legion) for affected Dënesųłiné communities in northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan
  • Mar. 14 – 18th, 2022, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut (Singiituq Complex)
  •  March 28 – 31st, 2022, Cambridge Bay, Nunavut (Luke Novoligak Community Hall)

By rescheduling the hearings, the Commission is sending a strong message that it takes seriously its responsibility to comply with all aspects of the Nunavut Agreement and respect the language, tradition of Inuit oral communication and other rights of Nunavummiut. In addition, it may allow for greater participation from the community of Coral Harbour in the Kivalliq Region which has been under travel restrictions because of a COVID 19 outbreak.

More than 100 participants have registered to take part in public hearings as the NPC continues the journey toward a final Land Use Plan for the territory. Once finalized, the Plan will encompass one-fifth of Canada’s land mass, representing 2.1 million square kilometres of land and water.

“We understand how important this is for Nunavut and we want to hear from as many people and organizations as possible,” said NPC Executive Director Sharon Ehaloak. “We look forward to seeing their submissions at the public hearings as we move towards a final Plan that strikes the right balance for the territory.”

The NPC hopes to hold additional hearings in Pond Inlet and Iqaluit later in 2022 subject to the availability of funding from the Government of Canada. The draft Plan will be revised, and a recommended Plan will then be submitted to the Government of Canada, the Government of Nunavut, and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. for consideration. The 2021 Draft Land Use Plan can be found at: https://www.nunavut.ca/  

About the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) The Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) is responsible for the development, implementation, and monitoring of land use plans for resource use and development in the Nunavut Settlement Area. The NPC was established in 1993 under the Nunavut Agreement.

Media Contact:

Mike Murphy, Quinn Public Affairs

mike@quinnpublicaffairs.com  

613-220-9885

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Notice of Extension for Written Comments on the 2021 DNLUP

In view of the fast-approaching Public Hearing dates and recognizing the desire for all parties to have adequate notice and time to prepare for the upcoming proceedings, the Commission hereby notifies all participants that the requested date of written comments on the 2021 DNLUP is extended to October 8, 2021. Parties are reminded to direct all enquiries including forthcoming submissions directly to the Commission at: submissions@nunavut.ca.

The commission is also reminding interested parties that they can register as participants to the upcoming public hearings by completing Form 1 of the Commission’s Rules for Public Proceedings, by September 30th.

In addition, please note that a corrected English version of the DNLUP is available on the NPC’s Public Registry that addresses issues with references to site numbering on Map A.

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NOTICE OF REOPENING OF RECORD AND NEXT STEPS FOR THE 2021 DRAFT NUNAVUT LAND USE PLAN

On July 8, 2021 the Nunavut Planning Commission released a revised 2021 Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan (DNLUP) and supporting Options and Recommendations document.

On July 21, 2021 the Commission met and reopened the record for submissions on the 2021 DNLUP. Written submissions on the 2021 DNLUP are requested to be filed by September 30, 2021. All responses can be submitted by email at submissions@nunavut.ca, by fax at 867-979-3443, or by mail at Box 1797, Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0. Participants with capacity are encouraged to provide translated copies of their submissions. Please click the read more button below to download the full notice for more details. 

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Latest News It's here! The Updated 2021 Nunavut Draft Land Use Plan has been released. The Draft Plan is aimed at protecting the environment and promoting the wellbeing of residents and is the result of extensive consultations.

If you would like to view the News Release and Backgrounder documents, as well as the 2021 Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan and the O&R documents,  please click on the read more button below. The 2021 DNLUP and O&R are also available in the Public Registry.

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Notice of News Conference for the Release of 2021 Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan and Options and Recommendations document

The Nunavut Planning Commission will release a revised 2021 Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan and Options and Recommendations document on Thursday July 8th.

A news conference is being held at 10:00 AM Eastern, which will be broadcast on Uvugat TV at  http://uvagut.tv, and livestreamed at: https://www.facebook.com/Nunavut-Planning-Commission-1175981282574622.

Copies of all material will be available on the Commission’s website, and a notice setting out next steps in the planning process will follow.

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NUNAVUT PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INFORMATION SESSIONS ON THE DRAFT NUNAVUT LAND USE PLAN, 2016 - REVISED Locations & Dates

REVISED Locations and Dates for the Kivalliq Sessions:

  1. Rankin Inlet, Community Hall,  Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  2. Arviat, Community Hall, Thursday, January 23, 2020
  3. Baker Lake, Community Hall,  Friday,  January 24, 2020
  4. Coral Harbour, Community Hall, Monday, January 27, 2020
  5. Naujaat, Community Hall, Tuesday, January 28, 2020
  6. Whale Cove, Community Hall, Wednesday, January 29, 2020
  7. Chesterfield Inlet, Community Hall,  Thursday, January 30, 2020

Time:             Afternoon sessions are from 1:30pm to 4:30pm;

                       Evening sessions are from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

                       Except Baker Lake: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm; and 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

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NUNAVUT PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INFORMATION SESSIONS ON THE DRAFT NUNAVUT LAND USE PLAN, 2016

The Nunavut Planning Commission is developing a land use plan to guide how land and water is used in Nunavut. The Commission will be holding Information Sessions under rule 17 of the Commission’s new Rules for Public Proceedings. Join the Commission’s Chairperson Andrew Nakashuk and staff to discuss land use in Nunavut.

Locations and Dates:

  1. Baker Lake Community Hall,                      Monday, January 20, 2020
  2. Chesterfield Inlet Community Hall,           Tuesday, January 21, 2020
  3. Rankin Inlet Community Hall,                    Wednesday, January 22, 2020
  4. Arviat Community Hall,                               Thursday, January 23, 2020
  5. Coral Harbour Community Hall,                Monday, January 27, 2020​​​​​​​
  6. Naujaat Community Hall,                           Tuesday, January 28, 2020
  7. Whale Cove Community Hall,                    Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Time:             Afternoon sessions are from 1:30pm to 4:30pm;

                       Evening sessions are from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

 

Purpose:         The purpose of the Information Sessions is to hear the views of community residents on the Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan, 2016. Commission staff will give a presentation and information on the Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan, 2016, answer questions, and will solicit comments, evidence, Traditional Knowledge and technical information relating to priority issues in the Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan, 2016. Under rule 15(5) of the Rules for Public Proceedings, the Commission will prepare summaries of oral comments received in the Information Sessions to be included in the public record and considered in revising the Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan, 2016.

Participants in the Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan, 2016 Proceeding, and the public, are welcome to attend, and may file additional material to include in the Commission’s public record by February 28, 2020.

The Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan, 2016, the Schedule of Upcoming Community Visits, the Rules for Public Proceedings, and the Commission’s record of consultations and comments on the Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan, 2016 and past versions of the plan are available at www.nunavut.ca. Also, see our Facebook Page.

Contact us at (867) 857-2242 or by Email at aglukark@nunavut.ca.

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NUNAVUT PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INFORMATION SESSIONS ON THE DRAFT NUNAVUT LAND USE PLAN, 2016

The Nunavut Planning Commission is developing a land use plan to guide how land and water is used in Nunavut. The Commission will be holding Information Sessions under rule 17 of the Commission’s new Rules for Public Proceedings. Join the Commission’s Chairperson Andrew Nakashuk and staff to discuss land use in Nunavut.

Locations and Dates:

  1. Kugaaruk Community Hall,                     Monday November 18, 2019
  2. Taloyoak Community Hall,                      Wednesday November 20, 2019
  3. Gjoa Haven Community Hall,                 Thursday November 21, 2019
  4. Cambridge Bay Community Hall,           Monday November 25, 2019
  5. Kugluktuk Community Hall,                    Wednesday November 27, 2019

(Additional dates are being scheduled for the Kivalliq Region in early 2020)

Time:             Afternoon sessions are from 1:30pm to 4:30pm;

                       Evening sessions are from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.

Purpose:       The purpose of the Information Sessions is to hear the views of community residents on the Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan, 2016. Commission staff will give a presentation and information on the Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan, 2016, answer questions, and will solicit comments, evidence, Traditional Knowledge and technical information relating to priority issues in the Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan, 2016. Under rule 15(5) of the Rules for Public Proceedings, the Commission will prepare summaries of oral comments received in the Information Sessions to be included in the public record and considered in revising the Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan, 2016.

Participants in the Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan, 2016 Proceeding, and the public, are welcome to attend, and may file additional material to include in the Commission’s public record by February 28, 2020.

The Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan, 2016, the Schedule of Upcoming Community Visits, the Rules for Public Proceedings, and the Commission’s record of consultations and comments on the Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan, 2016 and past versions of the plan are available at www.nunavut.ca . Also see our Facebook Page.

Contact us at (867) 979-3444 or by Email at jsavoy@nunavut.ca .

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT VISITS IN THE KITIKMEOT

Please see the attached schedule of upcoming community visits in the Kitikmeot region to engage communities on the 2016 Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan (DNLUP).

 

The Nunavut Planning Commission released the 2016 DNLUP in June 2016 to encourage discussion on land use planning in the Nunavut Settlement Area. The Commission has received a significant amount of written feedback on the 2016 DNLUP and held an in-person public hearing in Iqaluit in March 2017 for communities in the Qikiqtani region as well as transboundary Nunavik communities.  The Commission has now received funding to complete consultations on the 2016 DNLUP by conducting community visits in the Kivalliq and Kitikmeot regions, rather than further public hearings. Community visits in the Kivalliq Region are being scheduled for early 2020.

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Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan Next Steps

Please see the attached press release and notice regarding next steps in the land use planning process.

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Nunavut General Monitoring Plan Call for Proposals 2019-2022
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Notice of Reopening of Record for Written Submissions on the Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan, 2016

A Notice of Reopening of Record for Written Submissions on the Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan, 2016 and additional materials can be found on the NPC's Public Registry under Notices and Correspondence.

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Notice of Scheduling Change of Public Hearing on NBRLUP Amendment

Please see the attached Notice and letter regarding the Public Hearing on the North Baffin Regional Land Use Plan amendment application by Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation.

Related materials are avaiable on the NPC's Public Registry here

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Notice of Public Hearing on NBRLUP Amendment and Draft Agenda for Comment

Please see the attached notice of a public hearing and opportunities to comment on a draft agenda.

Related materials are avaialble on the NPC's Public Registry here.

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Notice of Proposed Amendment to the North Baffin Regional Land Use Plan

Please see the attached notice of a proposed amendment to the North Baffin Regional Land Use Plan by Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation.

The proposed amendment and additional materials, including a template for written submissions are available on the NPC's Public Registry here.

Oral comments can be made in Inuktitut by contacting Tommy Owlijoot at (867) 857-2242 and can be made in English or French by contacting Goump Djalogue at (867) 979-3444.

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Notice of Proposed Amendment to the North Baffin Regional Land Use Plan

Please see the attached notice of a proposed amendment to the North Baffin Regional Land Use Plan by Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation.

The proposed amendment and additional materials, including a template for written submissions are available on the NPC's Public Registry here.

Oral comments can be made in Inuktitut by contacting Tommy Owlijoot at (867) 857-2242 and can be made in English or French by contacting Goump Djalogue at (867) 979-3444.

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Kivalliq Regional Hearing on the Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan postponed

Please see the attached notice regarding the Kivalliq Regional Hearing on the Draft Nunavut Land Use Plan.

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Qikiqtani Public Hearing delayed by one day due to weather

Please see the attached notice and press release regarding the delay of the Qikiqtani Public Hearing by one day due to weather.

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