Nunavut board waives environmental review for cruise ship Crystal Serenity - North - CBC News
The Nunavut Impact Review Board is recommending the federal government approve a plan to bring a luxury vessel through the Northwest Passage without a full environmental review, which has one Arctic researcher on edge.
Earlier this year, Crystal Cruises submitted an application to the NIRB for the Crystal Serenity voyage, which is scheduled to arrive in Cambridge Bay Aug. 29 and Pond Inlet Sept. 5, and for a similar voyage in 2017.
Arctic hamlets prepare for giant cruise ship Crystal Serenity - North - CBC News
The anticipation keeps Janet Kanayok up at night.
“[I’m] a little bit overwhelmed, thinking of the magnitude of how many people are coming,” said Kanayok, the community economic development officer in Ulukhaktok, N.W.T.
The community is the first Canadian stop on the Crystal Serenity cruise ship’s inaugural voyage through the Northwest Passage. The ship will also stop in two Nunavut communities: Cambridge Bay and Pond Inlet.