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OPPORTUNITIES NORTH: NWT and Nunavut manufacturing sales reach $47 million

OPPORTUNITIES NORTH: NWT and Nunavut manufacturing sales reach $47 million

Led by Nunavut’s blistering pace, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut combined for manufacturing sales of $47 million in 2022, a 13.8 per cent improvement over $41.3 million in sales in 2021.
OPPORTUNITIES NORTH: $92.9 million in construction in Nunavut in 2022

OPPORTUNITIES NORTH: $92.9 million in construction in Nunavut in 2022

The value of building permits in Nunavut tallied up to $92.9 million in 2022, a 12 per cent reduction from $105.6 million in 2021.
OPPORTUNITIES NORTH: Nunavut endures a couple of strikes

OPPORTUNITIES NORTH: Nunavut endures a couple of strikes

A couple of strikes have occurred in Nunavut in 2023.
CONSTRUCTION 2023: Building a local workforce while tackling the housing shortage

CONSTRUCTION 2023: Building a local workforce while tackling the housing shortage

It may appear to be an insurmountable task to tackle the dire housing issues that Nunavummiut have endured for decades. But for Clarence Synard, president and CEO of NNC Investment Group, parent company to NCC Development Ltd. in Nunavut, the challenge and strong desire to help resolve those issues is what gets him up and going each morning.
NUNAVUT MINING: From fuel truck driver to energy and infrastructure supervisor

NUNAVUT MINING: From fuel truck driver to energy and infrastructure supervisor

Mark Pitseolak started working for Agnico Eagle in 2020, shortly before the Covid-19 pandemic struck and caused significant disruptions to the mining company’s Nunavut operations, including sending Nunavummiut miners home for lengthy periods for the safety of the communities.
NUNAVUT MINING: Critical minerals key to going green, Patterson says

NUNAVUT MINING: Critical minerals key to going green, Patterson says

Critical minerals are the key to progress in this country.
NUNAVUT MINING: Seeking free, prior and informed consent from Inuit and Indigenous peoples must become the standard, says Idlout

NUNAVUT MINING: Seeking free, prior and informed consent from Inuit and Indigenous peoples must become the standard, says Idlout

It is my pleasure to contribute in the feature on mining. I take this opportunity to discuss the bill that I have introduced, Bill C-326 an Act to amend the Territorial Lands Act. I introduced the bill at the House of Commons in March 2023.
B2Gold buys Sabina’s Back River project in Nunavut for $1.1 billion

B2Gold buys Sabina’s Back River project in Nunavut for $1.1 billion

Vancouver-based international mining company B2Gold announced Monday morning that it is taking over Sabina Gold and Silver’s Back River gold district and all related assets in the Kitikmeot for $1.1 billion.
NUNAVUT MINING: ‘This place is a gift,’ says mine trainer

NUNAVUT MINING: ‘This place is a gift,’ says mine trainer

Baker Lake’s Trevor Attungala has trained upwards of a thousand Agnico Eagle miners in the Kivalliq to operate heavy equipment, to work safely and to properly use and store energy-based equipment.
CONSTRUCTION: Nunavut’s next port in Qikiqtarjuaq still subject to negotiation

CONSTRUCTION: Nunavut’s next port in Qikiqtarjuaq still subject to negotiation

Nunavut’s next port looks destined to be built in Qikiqtarjuaq, but the project isn’t guaranteed to go ahead just yet.