COMMONS

MINING #5 – The North’s Giant Monster

Giant Mine may be a big reason why Yellowknife exists. But for seven decades, it’s been a unique source of suffering for the people in the region.

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A monster has been haunting the North.

Giant Mine may be a big reason why Yellowknife exists. But for seven decades, it’s been a unique source of suffering for the people in the region.

Three stories from this uniquely haunted place: the damage it did when it opened, the bloodiest labour dispute in Canadian history, and the toxic legacy that may remain for thousands of years.

 

Featured in this episode: Morgan Tsetta, Arn Keeling, John Sandlos, Lee Selleck

 

To learn more:

Giant Monster Mine from the Yellowknives Dene First Nation

Dying for Gold: The True Story of the Giant Mine Murders by Lee Selleck and Francis Thompson

Toxic Legacies Project

 

Additional music from Audio Network

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