Top court delivers landmark rulings on consultation process with Indigenous Peoples over energy projects
By John Paul Tasker, CBC News, July 26, 2017
The Supreme Court of Canada has quashed plans for seismic testing in Nunavut, delivering a major victory to Inuit who argued they were inadequately consulted before the National Energy Board gave oil companies the green light to conduct the disruptive activity. Read the rest of this entry
Consortium of energy companies made announcement to community this week
CBC News, May 27, 2015
Clyde River, Nunavut, is declaring victory after an energy company cancelled this summer’s plans for offshore seismic testing.
“I’m very happy about it,” said Jerry Natanine, mayor of the hamlet on Baffin Island’s east coast that strongly opposed the seismic plans.
“I’m reassured by the fact the company is willing to do what it did and go with our request.” Read the rest of this entry
Clyde River mayor taking seismic testing companies to court in April
By David Michael Lamb, CBC News, March 30, 2015
Clyde River can without exaggeration be called one of the most remote and inaccessible human settlements on earth.
The only way into this Nunavut hamlet is by air, and the surrounding landscape is mostly empty of humans for hundreds of kilometres in all directions.
But despite its size, remote location and relative anonymity, Clyde River is now getting more attention than it’s ever had before. All because it has decided to single-handedly take on the oil industry. Read the rest of this entry
By Kent Driscoll, APTN National News, July 23, 2014
Clyde River/Kanngiqtugaapik, Nunavut–More than 300 people in the small Baffin Island community of Clyde River, Nunavut, took to the streets Wednesday in protest of proposed seismic testing off the eastern shore of Baffin Island.
Seismic testing is where loud sonic guns are fired into the water and the echo helps to determine what resources are available under the seabed, typically oil.
The National Energy Board announced that the proposed testing has been delayed until 2015, but that didn’t limit the enthusiasm or turnout.
There are only 1,000 people who live in Clyde River and nearly one third of them turned up Wednesday afternoon for a march around the community’s Ring Road. Read the rest of this entry