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For Media

The Environmental Impact Review Board (EIRB) wants to engage with the public and the media in an open and honest manner by offering factual information in a timely fashion.


Media inquiries should be directed to the EIRB Communication Officer. This will help the EIRB to provide communications that are coordinated, effectively managed and responsive to the information needs of the public.

Alice Lutaladio-Nyambe
Coordinator Environmental Impact Review Board
Environmental Impact Review Board
Ph (867) 777-2828 ext 
Fx (867) 777-2610

Members of the media are also welcome to use the form below to request more information.

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Media at Public Proceedings

Media personnel should contact the EIRB Communications Officer prior to an Environmental Impact Review Board (EIRB) proceeding to discuss the following:

  • Proceeding date and location: The EIRB will usually issue a media advisory to notify the media about the date, time and location of the proceeding. However, it is advisable to check the EIRB website periodically or contact the EIRB Communications Officer to confirm events and their details.
  • Resource requirement: In advance of the proceeding date, Media personnel should discuss with the EIRB Communications Officer:
    • their space requirement at the media tables.
    • their needs to RCA/XLR inputs.
  • Note: Media personnel are responsible for supplying their power cords, connecting cords and adapters.
  • Briefing Session: All Media personnel are required to undertake a briefing session on site prior to the proceeding. Please set aside some time to meet in person with the EIRB Communications Officer.

Interview Request Guidelines

Media personnel wishing to set-up an interview should contact the EIRB Communications Officer. Interview requests should be made in advance to allow the EIRB staff to coordinate their availability with the media deadline.

Current Environmental Impact Review

  • The staff will not provide interpretation or explanations of any information that is on the public record. The staff member designated as the spokesperson for a particular file will comment on the assessment process only.
  • Media personnel should directly contact the party or individual who submitted the information posted on the public record to gain a better understanding of the evidence or to better understand the party’s position on the subject.

Past Environmental Impact Review

  • For environmental assessments where the EIRB has issued its Report of Environmental Assessment the Chairperson is normally available for comment. The Chairperson can provide an overview of the decision; however, the decision document must speak for itself, and the Chairperson will not be able to provide further interpretation of the document.
  • Media personnel should directly contact parties or individuals involved in the review for their perspectives on the EIRB Report of Environmental Assessment and Reasons for Decision.

Getting Background Information

The EIRB website contains general information regarding the EIRB and its process. Please contact the EIRB Communications Officer if you are seeking for more specific information on these topics.

The EIRB Public Registry* is a public record of all evidence pertaining to the environmental impact reviews conducted by the EIRB. The evidence on the public record is classified by project on the Registry.