Beth Brown


Beth Brown is a reporter with CBC Iqaluit. She has worked for several northern publications including Up Here magazine, Nunatsiaq News and Nunavut News North. She is a journalism graduate of Carleton University and the University of King's College. Contact her at

Latest from Beth Brown

Nunavut court grants mining company injunction against blockade protesters

A Nunavut judge has granted Baffinland Iron Mines an injunction against a group of protesters who blockaded the Mary River mine airstrip and trucking road for a week in February. 

Over 200 Nunavut polar bear hides coming back home from Ontario

Over 200 polar bear hides are on their way home to Nunavut from an Ontario auction house where they have been stuck in storage, some for up to a decade.

'We're on top of it,' health minister says to critic of Nunavut vaccine rollout

Nunavut’s Health Minister Lorne Kusugak is defending his department’s plan for vaccination clinics in the territory, and specifically in the capital, Iqaluit.

Nunavut emerges from pandemic year in good financial shape, finance minister says

After projecting the territory's largest-ever deficit just four months ago, Finance Minister George Hickes says Nunavut is now emerging from the year-long pandemic in 'reasonably good shape' financially, thanks to federal relief funding for COVID-19.  

Pond Inlet MLA says territory is 'muted' on controversial Nunavut mine expansion

The MLA for Pond Inlet is criticizing the Nunavut government for taking a back seat in negotiations for the Mary River expansion.

Nunavut mine says it's not allowed to harm Inuit harvesting

In the wake of last week's blockade, Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation says it has heard the call to slow down its plans to expand production at the Mary River mine.

Lawyer for Nunavut blockade calls Baffinland injunction 'hasty'

A lawyer for protesters who blockaded Baffinland's Mary River mine for a week says the company's call for a court injunction is "hasty and premature," when more negotiations could be done instead. 

Protesters move away from Nunavut's Mary River airstrip

Protesters at the Mary River mine in Nunavut say they are relocating to a nearby cabin, freeing up the airstrip and trucking road that has been under a blockade since last week.

Judge orders crew flights to go ahead this week at Nunavut mine blockade

A Nunavut judge has ordered flights to be allowed at the Mary River Mine this week so stranded workers can travel home.

Mine blockade sparks solidarity protests across Nunavut

Community members across Nunavut came out in peaceful protests Monday, to show solidarity with a group of hunters who continue to blockade the Mary River iron ore mine on North Baffin Island.