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08EN001: Nunavut Impact Review Board Approves Uranium Exploration Proposal for North Thelon Basin and Beverly Caribou Calving Area

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Located 155 kilometers northwest of Baker Lake, Bayswater Uranium proposes a two year exploration program that includes 30 drill holes and 10,000 meters of diamond drilling in the North Thelon Basin. According to the Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Board (BQCMB), “Permit 2 block, the camp location, and the airstrip location are all proposed on [...]

Proposed INAC Initiative for the Upper Thelon River

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

In a letter and status report to “decision-making partners” in the Upper Thelon River, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) proposes a three-year action plan to focus on “balance of interests,” “wins” for industry, and “setting a context” for land and resource management decisions in Upper Thelon River Basin. The early stages of the plan [...]

Literary Prize Awarded to Elizabeth Hay for Novel Set in Yellowknife

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Previously a CBC Radio Producer in Yellownife in the 1970s, Elizabeth Hay wins the prestigious Giller Prize for her novel “Late Nights on Air.” Set against the backdrop of the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry and the vividly exposed northern landscape, the novel follows the story of a group of transplants to the North, as they [...]

Minister Accepts Review Board Recommendations and Denies Ur-Energy Exploration Permit In Thelon River Basin

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

One chapter is closed . . . and more questions remain. After several months delay, and a cabinet reshuffle, the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs has finally given some direction to the rush for mineral exploration in the Northwest Territories on lands in the Upper Thelon River Basin. Ur-Energy Inc. (a junior mining company [...]

Four New Environmental Reviews Proposed for Mineral Claims on the Upper Thelon River Basin

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

Uravan Minerals Inc. (“Uravan”) and Cameco Corporation (“Cameco”) continue uranium exploration activities in the Thelon Basin this summer with a total of four diamond drill holes completed, and three more scheduled. Their current land use permit covers the 2007-2008 season, and they seek to extend their permit to cover a larger area of the Boomerang [...]

Ur-Energy Exploration Project in Thelon Basin Rejected by Environmental Review Board

Friday, May 11th, 2007

The Mackenzie Valley Environmental Review Board has reviewed the request of Ur-Energy for a Land Use Permit on an exploratory drilling program at Screech Lake in the Thelon Basin, NWT, and has recommended that the project not be approved. It is only the second time that the Review Board has not recommended a project. As [...]

Uranium proposals in Upper Thelon River Basin meet strong opposition

Monday, January 22nd, 2007

In 2005, Ur-Energy began a consultation process with Lutsel K’e and an environmental review process with the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board for exploratory uranium drilling south of the Thelon Game Sanctuary. There are already numerous drilling proposals for the Thelon River Basin in areas around Aberdeen Lake and west of Baker Lake. In [...]

Trending Towards Uranium in Baker Lake, Nunavut

Saturday, October 28th, 2006

Oct 28, 2006: 15 years ago, Baker Lake rejected a bid by Cogema Resources for a proposed uranium mine (Kiggavik-Sissons) 80 kilometers west of the community. The new parent company, Areva, has recently opened up a public relations office in the town to raise community support and renew their bid. Titan Uranium is also meeting [...]