Jose Kusugak says he still remembers when he went to Baker Lake 16 years ago on a community visit to attend what he calls “the saddest meeting” he had ever been to.

Fast forward to 2010 and times have changed for the residents of Baker Lake and the Kivalliq region thanks to the opening of the Meadowbank Mine.

“There is hope for the future,” said the Kivalliq Inuit Association president at the official opening of the gold mine on June 18.

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Golden opportunity for Nunavut