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Encyclopedia > Nanisivik, Nunavut

The community of Nanisivik is located just inland from Strathcona Sound, near the community of Arctic Bay in Canada's Nunavut Territory. The community was established to service the lead-zinc mine, but is now closed. Due to heavy lead-zinc contamination, hopes have been dashed for Arctic Bay residents to have several of the buildings relocated to housing-short Arctic Bay. Arctic Bay is an Inuit settlement of approximately 646 people located in the northern part of the Borden Peninsula in Nunavut, Canada. ...


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Nunavut’s national parks and game sanctuaries are part of the territory’s efforts to conserve the arctic wilderness.
With the signing of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act in 1993 and the establishment of the Nunavut government in 1999, the management of Nunavut’s environment and wildlife is co-managed with the federal government.
The Inuit formed a committee to prepare a management plan for Nunavut’s portion of the sanctuary, and the Dene, a group native to the Northwest Territories, established a committee to manage their portion of the sanctuary.
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Most manufacturing involves the processing of lead and zinc ore to remove waste ore and thereby produce a higher grade ore. Such processing is necessary because it costs less to ship the higher grade ore to smelters in Europe and the United States.
The airplane is the main vehicle of transportation in Nunavut since no highways or railways extend from southern Canada into the territory.
The primary role is transporting people between communities in Nunavut as well as to places outside the territory; most of this is done by air.
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