Délınę Got'ınę Government to have greater say in cleanup of abandoned mines near Great Bear Lake

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In this file photo, a cache of barrels sit near an abandoned airstrip on the Terra Mine site. The mine is among a collection of former silver, copper and bismuth mines located in the Great Bear Lake area set for remediation. (Deline Land Corporation)

People in Délınę, N.W.T., will have greater control over how a group of abandoned mines will be cleaned up near their community.

The Délınę Got’ınę Government signed an agreement with the federal government last Wednesday to form a pair of committees that will allow community members a say in decisions about the clean-up.

The abandoned mines near Great Bear Lake are one of

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