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Nunavut youth in Ottawa give thumbs down to uranium mine – Nunatsiaq News

December 16, 2013

“I feel like our territory is in very good hands”

OTTAWA — After a passionate debate last week over whether Nunavut should allow a uranium mine to go forward west of Baker Lake, students at the Ottawa-based Nunavut Sivuniksavut program decided that no, it isn’t worth it.

Some emphasized the need for jobs and economic growth while mitigating impacts on the environment. Others argued the marine and terrestrial environment are too vital to the Kivalliq’s future to be threatened by uranium mining.

In the end, they seemed to side with people like Nicole Hachey from Baker Lake.

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