Pond Inlet, NU, July 20, 2020 – Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation (“Baffinland” or the “Company”), Nunavut Sealink & Supply Inc. (NSSI), and Cypher Environmental Ltd. have partnered up to donate their time and resources to support the Hamlet of Pond Inlet conduct a dust suppression project aimed at significantly reducing dust from town roads in Pond Inlet, Nunavut.
As a result of its contract for services with Baffinland, Cypher Environmental has partnered with Baffinland and NSSI to deliver and supervise the application of its DUST/BLOKR® product in Pond Inlet, at no cost to the community. The dust suppressant known as DUST/BLOKR® helps control the amount of dust generated from vehicles driving on town roads. The use of DUST/BLOKR® can result in an over 90% reduction in airborne dust generated from roads. This project aims to do just that, and to help provide for a safer and healthier community.
NSSI will be delivering DUST/BLOKR® to Pond Inlet to begin the project in 2020. The Hamlet of Pond Inlet will work with Cypher Environmental to apply the product and monitor effectiveness on Hamlet roads.
“The Hamlet of Pond Inlet is looking forward to this project. It is important to Mittimatalingmiut that the Hamlet takes steps to reduce the amount of dust from our roads. We want to thank Baffinland, Cypher and NSSI for recognizing the need for this and working with us to find a solution. I strongly believe that this new endeavour will greatly benefit our community,” said His Worship Joshua Arreak, Mayor of Pond Inlet.
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About Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation
Jointly owned by Nunavut Iron Ore and ArcelorMittal, Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation operates a high-grade iron ore mine located on Baffin Island, Nunavut. Our mine produces the highest grade of direct shipping iron ore in the world. Baffinland has applied for permits to increase annual shipments. Baffinland is committed to operating the Mary River Mine in an environmentally and socially responsible manner that benefits all stakeholders. Learn more at baffinland.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
About Cypher Environmental
Cypher is a 100% Canadian privately-owned corporation based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba. The company focuses on providing environmentally friendly solutions to several common environmental issues prevalent today, mainly focussed on road stabilization and dust emissions and has distributors and successfully completed projects in over 40 countries worldwide. Cypher’s new philosophy on ESG (Environmental Social Governance) allows for substantial donations to be made in the communities in which their products are being applied and is thrilled to be a part of this joint project with Baffinland, NSSI and Pond Inlet. Learn more about their environmentally friendly products at cypherenvironmental.com, and follow them on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Nunavut Sealink and Supply Inc. (NSSI)
Nunavut Sealink and Supply Inc. (NSSI) is an Inuit majority-owned Nunavut based company, and its head office is located in Iqaluit. NSSI was incorporated in April 2000. Its first shareholders were Arctic Co-operatives Limited, and Desgagnés Transarctik Inc. (DTI). In December 2012 and in January 2014, NSSI was enriched by significant additions to its shareholders, when Qikiqtaaluk Corporation (QC), Sakku Investments Corporation (Sakku) and Kitikmeot Corporation (KC) joined the partnership formation.
NSSI not only carries general cargo, but also fuel. NSSI’s entire revenues originate from the general cargo and fuel carriage activities, to and from Nunavut destinations, and the company’s profits generated by these activities are distributed among its shareholders, according to the partners’ respective shares.
Thanks to its access to a sizeable fleet comprised of multipurpose cargo ships and tankers, its human resources’ expertise and its determination to remain the leader in Arctic resupply services, NSSI has, throughout the years, committed to maintaining excellence in the sealift services it offers to its clients. Follow us on Facebook or visit our web site www.arcticsealift.com.