Hope Bay Mining hopes to settle out of court

Hope Bay Mining and Orbit Garant Drilling, accused of leaving drilling brine fluid near the shoreline of a lake, hope to settle their violations of the Fisheries Act out of court.

There's been another adjournment in a court case involving two mineral exploration companies in Nunavut.

Hope Bay Mining Ltd. and Orbit Garant Drilling Inc. are both charged with two counts under the Federal Fisheries Act.

The two companies are said to have unlawfully deposited drilling brine fluid close to the shoreline of a lake near the Boston Camp outside of Cambridge Bay.

That fluid could enter the freshwater lake where there are plenty of fish.

The second charge is the failure to report the incident.

They were supposed to enter pleas yesterday but the case was postponed until July 14th.

Lawyers say they hope to settle the case out of court.