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Agnico Eagle launches rapid COVID-19 testing at mine site laboratory

Agnico Eagle has set up a COVID-19 testing lab for employees at its Meliadine gold mine and has enlisted the services of a distinguished doctor and researcher to lead the project. Close to 470 employees...
The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada has been granted the authority to take investment advisers to court to collect fines in cases of wrongdoing in the NWT. NNSL file photo

Editorial: Small businesses need Nunavut’s support

There may be some relief coming for businesses feeling the pressure from the drastic loss of revenue amid the coronavirus pandemic, even though there have not yet been any cases reported in Nunavut. The federal...

Qulliq Energy Corporation warns of scam calls

Scam calls demanding immediate payment of power bills are being made, QEC warns. Pixabay photo If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be a representative of Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) demanding immediate payment...

Nunavut Mining: Businessman Patrick Tagoona’s strategy is to diversify

Imagine a Kivalliq region with no gold mining. When businessman Patrick Tagoona pictures it in his mind, he envisions an entirely different line of work for himself. “The likelihood of me being an entrepreneur and getting...

Nunavut Mining: Lionel Quinangnaq rises through the ranks at Amaruq

Lionel Quinangnaq has climbed the ladder from surveyor’s helper to relief supervisor at Agnico Eagle’s Amaruq gold deposit. He’s now responsible a crew of close to 20 mine vehicle operators. Baker Lake’s Lionel Quinangnaq has been...

Kissarvik Co-op strives to protect staff, customers

Things look the same from the outside, but once one ventures inside it doesn’t take long to realize that changes have taken place at the Kissarvik Co-op in Rankin Inlet since the COVID-19 pandemic...

Chambers of commerce embrace federal wage subsidy, but some concerns remain

The federal government’s efforts to aid businesses and non-profit organizations hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic are being hailed by Nunavut’s chambers of commerce but questions and concerns linger. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau increased the...

Nunavut Mining: Ryan St. John is always searching for new opportunities

Ryan St. John has been building business around the Kivalliq mining and exploration industries for decades and he isn’t slowing down. Ryan St. John, left, and Les Fernandez, Sherp’s dealer relations manager for North America,...

ITK wants guarantees on air transport during COVID-19 crisis

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) is calling upon the federal government to designate air transport as an essential service to 51 Canadian Inuit communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to fund the airlines accordingly. Inuit health...

Nunavut Mining: From pickups to bulldozers and haul trucks, Ola Arnaquq has learned to...

Sometimes at 5:30 a.m. sometimes at 5:30 p.m., Ola Arnaquq climbs up into giant bulldozers to begin her 12-hour shift at the Mary River iron mine, 160 km south of Pond Inlet. Iqaluit’s Ola Arnaquq...

Agnico Eagle puts Meliadine mine in ‘lockdown’ mode; contract worker disciplined

To strengthen its COVID-19 response, Agnico Eagle is placing its Meliadine gold mine in “lockdown mode” starting on Monday. Agnico Eagle is changing its work schedules at Meliadine and Meadowbank to 28 days straight, starting...

City of Iqaluit updates which businesses are open and closed

For Iqalummiut wondering which businesses are still accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Iqaluit has issued an update. Canada Post is among the businesses in Iqaluit that remain open to the public. NNSL file...

Agnico Eagle reduces activity at Meliadine and Meadowbank

Agnico Eagle announced Tuesday that it will reduce activities at its Meliadine gold mine and Meadowbank complex, which processes ore from the Amaruq gold deposit. Agnico Eagle is scaling back its operations at Meliadine gold...

Internet caps hiked for Northwestel’s Nunavut customers

Correction: Due to faulty formatting in Northwestel's news release, there was a mistake in the previous information contained in this story. In actuality, customers in Iqaluit, Arviat, Cambridge Bay and Rankin Inlet will have...

COVID-19 devastates hospitality industry; numerous layoffs, hotel bookings plunge

As of today, there are no bars open in Nunavut and restaurants can only serve takeout meals. More than 100 staff at Iqaluit bars and restaurants have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 and the...

Agnico Eagle allows Nunavummiut workers to go home due to public health emergency

Agnico Eagle has amended its plans based on the public health emergency declared in Nunavut on Wednesday and its 400-500 Nunavut-based workers will be permitted to stay home for the next four weeks, effective...

COVID-19 puts Baffinland regulatory process in limbo

Not even teleconferences, which are growing in popularity because of COVID-19, are going to move forward Baffinland Iron Mines’ Mary River phase two expansion proposal at this time. Technical meetings for Baffinland’s Mary River phase...

Qiniq, SSi Micro ask customers to conserve data to avoid network congestion

Qiniq internet customers and SSi Micro cellphone customers are being asked to conserve “precious network capacity” during the COVID-19 pandemic by limiting data, whenever possible. Qiniq and SSi Micro aren’t in a position to provide...

TMAC Resources sending Nunavummiut workers home from Hope Bay with pay

TMAC Resources is in the process of sending its Nunavummiut employees home with pay from Hope Bay to wait out the COVID-19 virus risk. Workers from Nunavut employed at TMAC Resources’ Hope Bay gold property...

Canadian North reduces flight schedule due to drop in passenger demand

Canadian North is reducing its number of flights due to lower passenger demand in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Canadian North is cutting flights across the NWT and Nunavut due to lower passenger demand...