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Baker Lake Community Information Session 12.8.2 Public Hearing Decision September 1, 2009.

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1 Baker Lake Community Information Session Public Hearing Decision September 1, 2009

2  What is the Nunavut Impact Review Board?  The NIRB’s Review of the Meadowbank Project  The NIRB’s Reconsideration of Condition 32  The Minister’s Decision  NIRB’s 2009 Update on Meadowbank – what’s next? 2

3 “To protect and promote the well-being of the Environment and Nunavummiut through the Impact Assessment Process” 3

4  Article 12 of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement  7 Board members:  Lucassie Arragutainaq, Chairperson (INAC)  Henry Ohokannoak, Vice Chairperson (INAC)  Peter Akkikungnaq, Secretary/Treasurer (INAC, NTI)  Percy Kabloona (INAC, NTI)  Patricia Enuapik (INAC, NTI)  Glenn McLean (GN)  Archie Agnakak (INAC, NTI)  Philip Kadlun (GN)  15 staff members 4

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6 Environmental Impacts Socio- Economic Impacts Cumulative Impacts 6

7  Project Proposal received in 2003  Review lasted through 2006  Project Certificate  86 Terms and Conditions  Issued December 30,

8 Condition 32 of the Meadowbank Project Certificate, as issued in 2006 states: 32.Cumberland shall operate the all-weather road as a private access road, and implement measures to limit public access to the road, including: a.The installation of locked gates at bridges 1 and 4; b.The posting of signs in English and Inuktitut at each gate, each major bridge crossing, and each 10 kilometres of road, stating that public use of the road is prohibited; c. The posting of signs in English and Inuktitut along the road route to identify when entering or leaving crown land; d. Prior to the opening of the road, advertise and hold at least one community meeting in the Hamlet of Baker Lake to explain to the community that the road is restricted to mine use only; 8

9 Condition 32 continued... e. Place notices on the radio and television to inform the residents of the Hamlet of Baker Lake that the road is restricted to mine use only; f. Require all mine personnel using the road to monitor and report unauthorized non-mine use of the road, and collect and report this data to NIRB one (1) year after the road is opened and annually thereafter; and g. Report any information received, including accidents or other safety incidents on the road, including the locked gates, to the GN, KivIA, and the Hamlet immediately, and to NIRB annually. 9

10  Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd request  July 2008  Replace locked gates at bridges 1 & 4 with gatehouse and gate 10

11 Bridge Crossing #4 Bridge Crossing #1 Current Gate & Gatehouse 11

12  Hamlet of Baker Lake request  September 2008  Amended request  Allow authorized non-mine use of road for traditional pursuits 12

13  Public Hearing held in Baker Lake – April

14  Public Hearing held in Baker Lake – April 2009  Testimony from experts with INAC, GN, KIA, and DFO regarding potential impacts  Community Round Table Sessions provided Board members with an opportunity to hear from residents of Baker Lake 14

15  Hearing Report issued June 1, 2009  Analysis of the issues to be considered  NIRB’s Recommendation regarding Condition 32 15

16  Effects of all-weather road on traditional activities of residents of Baker Lake and surrounding area  Potential adverse impacts of:  Installation of gate and gatehouse in place of locked gates at bridges 1 and 4 along the road  Non-mine use of the road as proposed by the Hamlet  Mitigation of impacts 16

17  Non-mine use and land use authorizations  Public easements in Article 19 (NLCA)  Consequential amendments to the Project Certificate 17

18  Application of Agnico-Eagle Mines “…the installation of a gate and manned gatehouse at kilometre 5 of the Private Access Road is safer than and at least as effective as the installation of locked gates at bridges 1 and 4 to operate the Private Access Road as a private road. Therefore the Board recommends that Condition 32 a. be revised to state: a.Maintaining a gate and manned gatehouse at kilometre 5 of the Private Access Road;” 18

19  Application of the Hamlet of Baker Lake “…the Board recommends that Condition 32 be amended to allow for limited non-mine access by ATV’s for the purpose of carrying out traditional Inuit activities. The Board recommends Condition 32 be further revised to state: 32. AEM shall operate the all-weather road as a private access road, and implement all such measures necessary to limit non-mine use of the road to authorized, safe and controlled use by all-terrain-vehicles for the purpose of carrying out traditional Inuit activities. The measures AEM shall undertake include, but are not limited to: a.Maintaining a gate and manned gatehouse at kilometre 5 of the Private Access Road; b. In consultation with the Hamlet of Baker Lake, the local HTO, and the KivIA, update the All-weather Private Access Road Management Plan to set out the criteria and processes to authorize and ensure safe and controlled non-mine use of the road by all-terrain-vehicles for the purpose of carrying out traditional Inuit activities, and measure to limit all other non-mine use of the road. The updated Plan is to be submitted to the GN, INAC, and KivIA for approval no later than one (1) month after the approval of revised Condition 32; 19

20 Revised Condition 32 continued… c.The posting of signs in English and Inuktitut at the gate, each major bridge crossing, and each 10 kilometres of road, stating that unauthorized public use of the road is prohibited; d.The posting of signs in English and Inuktitut along the road route to identify when entering or leaving crown land; e.Prior to opening of the road, and annually thereafter, advertise and hold at least one community meeting in the Hamlet of Baker Lake to explain to the community that the road is a private road with non-mine use of the road limited to approved, safe and controlled use by all-terrain-vehicles for the purpose of carrying out traditional Inuit activities; 20

21 Revised Condition 32 continued… f.Place notices at least quarterly on the radio and television to explain to the community that the road is a private road with non-mine use of the road limited to authorized, safe and controlled use by all-terrain-vehicles for the purpose of carrying out traditional Inuit activities; g.Record all authorized non-mine use of the road, and require all mine personnel using the road to monitor and report unauthorized non- mine use of the road, and collect and report this data to NIRB one (1) year after the road is opened and annually thereafter; and h.Report all accidents or other safety incidents on the road, to the GN, KivIA, and the Hamlet immediately, and to NIRB annually. 21

22  Received August 6, 2009 “It is clear that the compromise reached by the Hamlet of Baker Lake, the Baker Lake Hunter and Trappers Organization and Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd. resulted in a solution that would meet the needs of all three parties in the reconsideration of Condition 32. I sincerely appreciate the work of all parties involved and I accept and approve the Board’s recommendation of proposed amendments to Condition 32.” 22

23 Permitting system allowing authorized non-mine use for traditional Inuit activities per revised Condition 32 Hamlet of Baker Lake Agnico- Eagle Mines Ltd Baker Lake HTO 23

24  Application of Agnico-Eagle Mines to expand fuel tank farm storage capacity at Baker Lake 24

25  Request to expand fuel tank farm  July 30, 2009  NIRB request comments from interested parties  August 14, 2009  Comments received August 24,

26  NIRB 2009 Site Visit to the Meadowbank Gold Mine site, all-weather access road, and Baker Lake marshalling facility  Site Visit Report  Annual Monitoring Report 26

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