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Future uncertain for Hope Bay gold mining as TMAC seeks financial help

TMAC Resources, owner of the Doris North gold mine at Hope Bay, needs more money to continue to expand operations and is willing to consider selling the Kitikmeot property. TMAC Resources’ Hope Bay property, located...

Cargo delays arise following airline merger

Canadian North's merger with First Air has been followed by some cargo headaches. The Kitikmeot Chamber of Commerce released a statement describing freight arrival as “horrific at best” since the airlines started combining services on...

Smoother sailing for sealift in 2019

Sealift delivery in 2019 was generally smoother than in 2018, when ice conditions in some areas wreaked havoc on shipping schedules and prevented the final barge from arriving in the Kitikmeot. Northwest Territories-based Marine Transportation...

Decisions on resumption of Baffinland regulatory hearings to be made in March, board decides

In the tug of war between mining company Baffinland Iron Mines and land claims organization Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) over when regulatory hearings for Baffinland's Mary River expansion proposal should resume, the board responsible...

Baffinland faces 16 safety charges

The Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) has levelled 16 charges against Baffinland Iron Mines under the Mine Health and Safety Act. The allegations include failing to supervise, instruct and train workers as necessary to...

Canadian North reveals new details about changes to fares and cargo rates

Correction: Canadian North will adjust its fuel surcharges based on the terms of its contract with the Government of Nunavut.  Canadian North's new economy fares will be priced lower than its current lowest available fares,...

Iglulik’s Levy Uttak wins national tourism award

Levy Uttak of Iglulik captured the Most Inspiring Cultural Ambassador award from the Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada on Nov. 14. The distinction goes to someone who “inspires those around them in a way they...

Resolute’s Devon Manik is evolving his love of dog-sledding into a way to make...

The magnificence of the landscape, the sun on the horizon and the rhythmic pounding of his dog team's paws on the snowy ground have proven to be big boosts to Devon Manik's mindset. “Before I...

GN struggles to grow tourism without more investment

“Nunavut is a niche destination, particularly among international travellers.” That's a key line from the Department of Economic Development and Tourism's Annual Tourism Report 2018-19. The bulk of Nunavut's tourists come from within Canada, and a...

Arviat-owned Northern Networks Ltd signs deal with major mining supplies company

Northern Networks Ltd, a general contractor under Arviat's Eskimo Point Lumber Supply, has signed a partnership deal with Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology to bring Sandvik's products to Nunavut's mining companies. Sandvik Mining and Rock...

Revisiting Baffinland and the QIA’s amended Inuit Impact Benefit Agreement a year later

October 3 marked one year since the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and Baffinland Iron Mines renegotiated their Inuit Impact Benefit Agreement. The new deal is intended to bring greater advantages to the regional Inuit association...

Baffinland VP Udlu Hanson says she’s here to benefit Inuit

Editor's note: The interview for this story took place prior to Baffinland's announcement that 586 contract employees were being laid off. Hanson was contacted again after that news came out but she deferred to...

David Akeeagok: Nunavut needs connection to southern infrastructure to lower mining costs

For the annual NWT & Nunavut Mining feature that recently appeared in Nunavut News, we approached MLAs for their perspective on the mining industry in the territory. These were the responses from David Akeeagok,...

Joe Savikataaq: ‘We are closer than ever to being in control of our own...

For the annual NWT & Nunavut Mining feature that recently appeared in Nunavut News, we approached MLAs for their perspective on the mining industry in the territory. These were the responses from Joe Savikataaq,...

John Main: The goal should be to have mines fully operated by Nunavummiut

For the annual NWT & Nunavut Mining feature that recently appeared in Nunavut News, we approached MLAs for their perspective on the mining industry in the territory. These were the responses from Arviat North-Whale...

Jeannie Ehaloak: Mines should assist employees in becoming homeowners

For the annual NWT & Nunavut Mining feature that recently appeared in Nunavut News, we approached MLAs for their perspective on the mining industry in the territory. These were the responses from Cambridge Bay...

Simeon Mikkungwak: Impacted beneficiaries in nearest communities should be priority mining hires

For the annual NWT & Nunavut Mining feature that recently appeared in Nunavut News, we approached MLAs for their perspective on the mining industry in the territory. These were the responses from Baker Lake...

Patterk Netser: ‘We can’t blame the mines for everything’

For the annual NWT & Nunavut Mining feature that recently appeared in Nunavut News, we approached MLAs for their perspective on the mining industry in the territory. These were the responses from Aivilik MLA...

Tony Akoak: ‘It’s too bad mines only bring employment to select communities’

For the annual NWT & Nunavut Mining feature that recently appeared in Nunavut News, we approached MLAs for their perspective on the mining industry in the territory. These were the responses from Gjoa Haven...

Joelie Kaernerk: Inuit need to become mining managers, not just labourers

For the annual NWT & Nunavut Mining feature that recently appeared in Nunavut News, we approached MLAs for their perspective on the mining industry in the territory. These were the responses from Amittuq MLA...