As Nunavut’s mining industry grows, its mines are adding significant employment and business benefits for the territory, its communities, and economy.
Alex Buchan, Nunavut VP of the NWT & Nunavut Chamber of Mines presented an overview of Nunavut’s mining sector at the Northern Lights Conference in Ottawa on Feb. 2. For the territorial economy, Nunavut mining’s direct contributions are very large, and in 2016 mining formed about 20% of the economy, he said. Mining’s contribution is even larger when you consider sectors like construction and transportation. This is a welcome turnaround from 2009, when Nunavut had no mining industry, added Buchan.
A groundbreaking partnership points to a model for future resiliency across Northern Ontario and beyond. The Missanabie Cree, the Chapleau Cree, and the Netamisakomik Anishinabek
(Pic Mobert) First Nations are now significant owners in two Hornepayne businesses.
Kenora Forest Products staff members are back at work after a massive fire roared through two kilns on the last weekend of 2017.