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  • Start date: 2018-04-09, End date: 2018-04-13
    Week of Apr 09 - Apr 13, 2018

    The Government of Nunavut is accepting applications for its Summer Student Employment Equity Program
    The Government of Nunavut is offering funding for victim assistance projects that offer training and services to victims of crime and frontline service providers
  • Start date: 2018-04-02, End date: 2018-04-06
    Week of Apr 02 - Apr 06, 2018

    The federal and Nunavut governments are investing $566M over the next ten years for infrastructure projects in the territory. This funding will be used to support reliable road/air access and improve broadband connectivity for remote communities.
    Mineral exploration spending is expected to drop by 34.6% to $110.7M in Nunavut next year. Confusion over land-use planning and land access is blamed for the third consecutive year of decline.
  • Start date: 2018-03-26, End date: 2018-03-30
    Week of Mar 26 - Mar 30, 2018

    The Nunavut Fisheries and Marine Training Consortium restructured their training plans for the next year due to a deferment in funding consideration by the Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation
    The Nunavut government will accept proposals for the Independent Science Programs for Youth (I-SPY) fund program until March 31. The program supports projects that generate interest and experience in science and technology among Nunavut students.
    Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, a non-profit organization representing Inuit across Canada, was awarded $509.5M over five to ten years in the 2018 federal budget. The funding will be used for health initiatives and to address housing shortages in the region.
  • Start date: 2018-03-19, End date: 2018-03-23
    Week of Mar 19 - Mar 23, 2018

    The Nunavut Housing Corp., using a combination of $40.3M invested by the Nunavut government and previously announced federal funding, is building 220 new social housing units over the next two years across the territory
    Agnico Eagle recently received its project certificate to proceed with construction of its Whale Tail open-pit gold mine. The company anticipates requiring 500 workers during the construction phase and up to 930 workers once the mine is operational.
    The Qulliq Energy Corp. will begin construction in 2019 on a replacement power plant in Kugluktuk. The new $31.4M plant will generate fewer carbon emissions and be adaptable to the integration of solar and wind energy sources in the future.
  • Start date: 2018-03-12, End date: 2018-03-16
    Week of Mar 12 - Mar 16, 2018

    The ilinniapaa Skills Development Centre in Iqaluit is offering two programs to prepare youth for the workforce with training in administration, justice and enforcement or trades helper activities
    The opening of the Nunavut forfeiture office, a unit tasked with confiscating money and property obtained through illegal activity, is hampered by delays in hiring staff and securing office space
    Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. has added 14 full-time Inuit apprentices at its Mary River site. The apprentices are from the $19M joint public-private funded Qikiqtani Skills and Training for Employment Partnership whose goal is to train 360 Inuit.
    Sabina Gold & Silver Corp. recently received its Type B water license for pre-construction works at its Back River gold mine site
  • Start date: 2018-03-05, End date: 2018-03-09
    Week of Mar 05 - Mar 09, 2018

    The 2018-2019 federal budget included several northern focused investments, including $161.2M for Inuit skills training, $20.6M for arctic research, and a one-year extension of the Mineral Exploration Tax Credit to encourage mineral exploration
    The Kivalliq Inuit Association plans to build a new cultural centre in the Chesterfield Inlet this summer. The centre will include a tool shop, sewing room, space to clean animal hides, visitor centre and offices.
    The Nunavut government is offering aviation scholarships for Nunavut residents seeking to train as pilots, aircraft maintainers, flight attendants, or in airline or airport operations
    Sabina Gold & Silver Corp recently announced the resumption of its drill program at its Back River gold project. Additional surveying and sampling work will also be undertaken over the spring and summer period.
  • Start date: 2018-02-26, End date: 2018-03-02
    Week of Feb 26 - Mar 02, 2018

    According to a Statistics Canada survey, Nunavut recorded the highest proportion of long-term job vacancies across the country due to its remoteness and challenging environment in recruiting qualified workers
    The Black Heart Café is scheduled to open in Iqaluit in March and will be recruiting local staff to work at the 45 seat establishment
  • Start date: 2018-02-19, End date: 2018-02-23
    Week of Feb 19 - Feb 23, 2018

    Sabina Gold & Silver recently resumed its $94.5M advanced exploratory drilling program at its Back River gold mine in the western Kitikmeot Region. Additional pre-development infrastructure activities at the camp and mine sites are also slated to begin.
    New funding from the federal government will permit Iqaluit's Qayuqtuvik Food Centre to hire additional staff and restart Inclusion Café, a skills development program for people with disabilities and underemployed local Inuit
  • Start date: 2018-02-12, End date: 2018-02-16
    Week of Feb 12 - Feb 16, 2018

    A former military base on Nunavut's Resolution Island will see additional cleanup this summer. Priority will be given to collecting and disposing of hazardous debris, waste fuel and contaminated soil.
    Transport Canada's $12.6M investment in the Iqaluit marine facility will soon enable northerners to complete their training closer to home. The acquisition of a new lifeboat simulator and training vessels will allow for advanced deep sea training.
    Silver Range Resources Ltd. has been awarded prospecting permits at its Tree River gold property southeast of Kugluktuk. The company intends to undertake further sampling, mapping and prospecting in the coming season.
  • Start date: 2018-02-05, End date: 2018-02-09
    Week of Feb 05 - Feb 09, 2018

    The Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corp., the Inuit training and employment division of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., is struggling with a shortage of staff to process 37 applications for training proposals
    Three community development projects in Nunavut are the recipients of a combined $240,000 in awards from the Arctic Inspiration Prize
    The Government of Nunavut is seeking proposals for targeted employment and training initiatives for the 2018-19 fiscal year. The program includes training for persons living with a disability and out-of-school youth aged 15-30.
  • Start date: 2018-01-29, End date: 2018-02-02
    Week of Jan 29 - Feb 02, 2018

    The Pinnguaq Association is expanding the Te(a)ch program that teaches computer science skills following a $1.7M commitment from the Government of Canada. The program is expected to be offered to Nunavut youth in at least 15 communities.
    North Arrow Minerals is planning a drilling and exploration program at its expanded Nunavut Mel diamond project starting in May 2018
    The Government of Nunavut is taking over responsibility for the administration of practical and written tests for regular and learner drivers licences, following the implementation of new legislation. Previously the tests were administered by the RCMP.
  • Start date: 2018-01-22, End date: 2018-01-26
    Week of Jan 22 - Jan 26, 2018

    The proposed $500M Grays Bay project in western Nunavut is headed to the Nunavut Impact Review Board for a full environmental review. The Government of Nunavut has committed $2M for the review process.
    TMAC Resources Inc. is hoping to start construction in 2019 on its Hope Bay Phase 2 gold mine project, pending the receipt of permits. The mine is expected to employ about 800 people during operation, with a lifespan projected to 2032.
    The Government of Nunavut is seeking proposals that will support the planning and delivery of sport, physical activity and recreation initiatives
  • Start date: 2018-01-15, End date: 2018-01-19
    Week of Jan 15 - Jan 19, 2018

    The Government of Nunavut is offering up to $8,000 to prospectors to help pay for assistant wages, materials and supplies when out looking for minerals
  • Start date: 2018-01-08, End date: 2018-01-12
    Week of Jan 08 - Jan 12, 2018

    The Government of Nunavut is seeking proposals for projects that promote, protect or preserve and revitalize the culture, language, arts and heritage of Nunavut
    Iqaluit and Arviat are receiving funds under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program to support facilities upgrades, with additional funding from the communities
    The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and the Government of Nunavut are jointly providing $403,000 to expand the solar panel installation on the arena complex in Kugluktuk
    The Government of Canada has selected Rankin Inlet as the site of Canada's first Arctic inshore rescue boat station. The station is projected to open in mid-June 2018.
    The Government of Canada is providing $1.7M to Nunavut over the next four years to help communities adapt to climate change. The Government of Nunavut and communities are selecting the projects to receive funding.
    Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. is offering up new scholarship funds for Nunavut Inuit post-secondary students. The funds come from the remainder of the money set aside for common experience payments by the Residential School Settlement Agreement.
  • Start date: 2018-01-01, End date: 2018-01-05
    Week of Jan 01 - Jan 05, 2018

    The Government of Nunavut is proposing new regulations for the sport hunting of caribou herds that are not already protected by harvest limits. The plans include a new quota system for non-residents hunting caribou.
    The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency is providing $1M in new capital to the Nunavut Community Futures Association. The money will be used for loans to small- and medium-sized businesses.
    Sabina Gold and Silver Corp has received a project certificate from the Nunavut Impact Review Board for its Back River gold mine project. The company has also partnered with a major Chinese gold producer, the Zhaojin International Mining Co. Ltd.
  • Start date: 2017-12-25, End date: 2017-12-29
    Week of Dec 25 - Dec 29, 2017

    The Tassiugarjuaqmi Mamisarviksamik Qanurturtiit elders' committee on justice services has recommended that the Qikiqtani Correctional Healing Facility include programming and classrooms for traditional artisans and hospitality trades like cooking
  • Start date: 2017-12-18, End date: 2017-12-22
    Week of Dec 18 - Dec 22, 2017

    Polar Knowledge Canada is providing approximately $8.1M for 41 projects between 2017 and 2019 related to polar scientific technology and the collection of Inuit traditional knowledge
  • Start date: 2017-12-11, End date: 2017-12-15
    Week of Dec 11 - Dec 15, 2017

    The Nunavut Water Board has started public reviews of water licenses for the Back River Gold Project in Kitikmeot. Sabine Gold and Sliver Corp. recently received approval for the mine from the Government of Canada.
    Hurtigruten, a Norwegian cruise, ferry and cargo operator, is planning to enter the Northwest Passage cruise market in September of 2018. The MS Fram, with a capacity of 318 passengers, will stop in several Nunavut communities.
  • Start date: 2017-12-04, End date: 2017-12-08
    Week of Dec 04 - Dec 08, 2017

    The City of Iqaluit is moving to revamp its business licensing bylaw with plans for a licensing website and online business registry by March 31, 2018
  • Start date: 2017-11-27, End date: 2017-12-01
    Week of Nov 27 - Dec 01, 2017

    The Qikiqtani Inuit Association and Qikiqtaaluk Corp. have signed a lease agreement to develop a 40-acre parcel of Inuit-owned land in Iqaluit. The development is expected to cost between $300M and $400M.
    Peregrine Diamond Ltd. is planning to build a dense media separator plant at its proposed Chidliak diamond mine site near Iqaluit, following new drilling results showing more extensive potential diamond deposits
  • Start date: 2017-11-20, End date: 2017-11-24
    Week of Nov 20 - Nov 24, 2017

    The Qikiqtani Inuit Association is launching the new Qikiqtani Skills and Training for Employment Partnerships, a $19M employment program for Baffin Inuit. The program aims to train 360 Inuit between now and March 2021 for work in the mining sector.
  • Start date: 2017-11-13, End date: 2017-11-17
    Week of Nov 13 - Nov 17, 2017

    Sarliaq Aviation Ltd and Quebec's Nolinor Aviation have signed a new 10-year agreement with Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. to transport employees and supplies to the mining company's projects in the Kivalliq region
    The Government of Canada is providing $1.6M in interim funding for the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory on Ellesmere Island. The station is currently manned for 11 months of the year.
    The Nunavut Impact Review Board has granted conditional approval to Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd's Whale Tail gold mine project. Agnico Eagle plans to begin construction in early 2018 and start producing ore from the open pit by the end of that year.
  • Start date: 2017-11-06, End date: 2017-11-10
    Week of Nov 06 - Nov 10, 2017

    The Qulliq Energy Corp. is currently requesting proposals for a feasibility study on geothermal power in Nunavut. The company hopes to reduce its operational and maintenance costs by harnessing geothermal energy.
  • Start date: 2017-10-30, End date: 2017-11-03
    Week of Oct 30 - Nov 03, 2017

    Canadian North is re-introducing its Wednesday flights to the Kitikmeot region starting November 15, 2017. The added flight is in response to a strong demand for both passenger and cargo service.
    Development of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station in Cambridge Bay is bringing 50 jobs and a $26.5M yearly operating budget. The project has also led to local infrastructure including a water treatment system, tank farm and airport expansion.
    The Government of Nunavut is inviting applications for the January 2018 Getting Ready for Employment and Training program. The 14-week program provides training in essential skills, computers, personal portfolio development and work readiness.
  • Start date: 2017-10-23, End date: 2017-10-27
    Week of Oct 23 - Oct 27, 2017

    Baffinland's Mary River iron mine shipped a record amount of 4.1M tonnes of iron ore in its most recent shipping season, which just ended. The mine has applied to increase its shipping allowance from the current 4.2M tonne maximum to 12M tonnes.
    The Kitikmeot Inuit Association and Sabina Gold and Silver Corp. have signed a comprehensive agreement for Sabina's Back River mine. The agreement includes provisions for training, employment, business opportunities and direct economic benefits.
  • Start date: 2017-10-16, End date: 2017-10-20
    Week of Oct 16 - Oct 20, 2017

    North Arrow Minerals is planning to mobilize an exploration drill and camp to its Mel Diamond Project on the Melville Peninsula in the spring of 2018. The company is also staking additional mineral claims to expand the project.
    Celebrity Cruises has selected Canadian North Airlines as the official airline partner for its inaugural Western Canada cruise program in 2018. The airline is a subsidiary of the Inuvialuit Development Corporation.
  • Start date: 2017-10-09, End date: 2017-10-13
    Week of Oct 09 - Oct 13, 2017

    The Coast Guard is recruiting Inuit post-secondary students for search-and-rescue operations in the Arctic on its new inshore rescue boat. The specific location for the rescue boat station has not been announced.
    The Qikiqtani Inuit Association has developed a strategic plan with more vigorous training to increase Inuit employment at the Mary River mine to 25 percent by 2020. As of this year, only 12.9 percent of employees at the mine are Inuit.
  • Start date: 2017-10-02, End date: 2017-10-06
    Week of Oct 02 - Oct 06, 2017

    The Hamlets of Arviat and Kugluktuk have partnered with NRStor Remote Communities on new clean energy projects in an effort to reduce diesel use. Solar panels will be installed in both communities by late fall next year.
    The Nunavut Impact Review Board has given approval to three marine infrastructure projects, subject to terms and conditions. Plans are for a deep sea port in Iqaluit, an adjacent small craft harbour, and a small craft harbour in Pond Inlet.
  • Start date: 2017-09-25, End date: 2017-09-29
    Week of Sep 25 - Sep 29, 2017

    The Government of Nunavut and the Government of Canada are jointly providing $7M over three years for early learning and child care programs
    CanNor has earmarked approximately $2.7M towards geoscience projects focusing on mapping, permafrost infrastructure and seabed analysis, along with the development and promotion of geosciences in Nunavut
    Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of Nunavut to collaborate on ten priority areas that intend to increase economic opportunity and quality of life for Nunavummiut
  • Start date: 2017-09-18, End date: 2017-09-22
    Week of Sep 18 - Sep 22, 2017

    The federal government is providing $7.4M for geoscience research for all three territories. These research projects will help provide direction for major infrastructure projects, mining exploration and climate change adaptation.
    The federal government is providing nearly $50M to Northwestel for the improvement of high-speed internet coverage in 25 communities across Nunavut. The upgrades are expected to be completed by the end of 2019.
  • Start date: 2017-09-11, End date: 2017-09-15
    Week of Sep 11 - Sep 15, 2017

    The Nunavut Planning Commission is moving forward with an application from Baffinland Iron Mines for expansion of the Mary River Iron Mine. The plans include a railway from the mine to the port of Milne Inlet; and winter sealifts for ore export.
    The Government of Nunavut opened the new Arctic Bay Health Centre on September 11th. A five-plex residential unit to accommodate staff at the centre will be completed in October.
    Arctic Fresh, a new online business designed by and for Inuit that offers residents of most Baffin communities a lower-cost way to get store-bought food, has recently started operations
    The Kitikmeot Inuit Association is hosting a job and career fair in Cambridge Bay, Taloyoak, Gjoa Haven and Kugluktuk from October 2 to 5. The association estimates that close to 30 potential employers will be taking part.
  • Start date: 2017-09-04, End date: 2017-09-08
    Week of Sep 04 - Sep 08, 2017

    Nunavut Arctic College has opened its new $3.87M community learning centre in Whale Cove. The centre has a daycare and three classrooms, including a kitchenette classroom for cooking classes.
    The Qikiqtani Inuit Association is offering $2,500 scholarships for Qikiqtaaluk Inuit for post-secondary studies. Applicants must already be enrolled in a post-secondary program.
    The Government of Nunavut is opening the territory's first walk-in beer and wine store on September 6th in Iqaluit. In a 2015 plebiscite, over 77% of Iqaluit residents voted in favour of opening a strictly controlled beer and wine store in the city.
  • Start date: 2017-08-28, End date: 2017-09-01
    Week of Aug 28 - Sep 01, 2017

    The Nunavut Impact Review Board has accepted a submission by the Government of Nunavut and the Kitikmeot Inuit Association for the Grays Bay Road and Port. Pending the review process, the project will be the only deep water port in the Central Arctic.
    The Government of Nunavut and the Government of Canada are providing $0.5M in joint funding for the Whale Cove Emergency Water Supply Project. The community has been subject to boil-water advisories for the last three years.
    Waters' Edge Seafood and Steakhouse restaurant and the Kickin' Caribou pub in Iqaluit closed permanently on August 25, 2017. The former Hotel Arctic, which housed both establishments, was recently sold to new owners.
    The Government of Canada is providing $29.9M to build a new Arctic National Aerial Surveillance Program Complex, featuring an aircraft hangar and accommodations unit in Iqaluit. The funding is part of $175M over five years to help protect Arctic waters.
  • Start date: 2017-08-21, End date: 2017-08-25
    Week of Aug 21 - Aug 25, 2017

    The Government of Canada is providing over $15.7M from the Gas Tax Fund to Nunavut in 2017. The first installment of $7.8M will support 19 infrastructure projects with a focus on water and wastewater improvements.
    The Government of Canada has opened the Pond Inlet Research Facility. The facility will support wildlife and climate research and monitoring programs, as well as educational and employment opportunities.
  • Start date: 2017-08-14, End date: 2017-08-18
    Week of Aug 14 - Aug 18, 2017

    Qulliq Energy Corp. has formally requested approval from the Government of Nunavut to build a $31.4M power plant in Kugluktuk. Once approved, construction could begin in 2019, with an expected completion date in 2021.
    Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada is funding construction of a new child care centre in Iqaluit. Tundra Buddies Day Care Society will operate the centre when it opens in 2019.
    The City of Iqaluit is hiring paid fitness instructors for its Aquatic Centre after the city did not renew the contracts of volunteer instructors. The jobs will be 10-month terms with flexible part-time hours.
    Construction has begun on a new high school in Cape Dorset. The school will cost approximately $34M to build and is expected to open in the 2018-19 school year.
  • Start date: 2017-07-31, End date: 2017-08-04
    Week of Jul 31 - Aug 04, 2017

    Iqaluit's new $300M airport terminal is expected to open on August 9. The new terminal is eight times the size of the previous terminal and is expected to serve Nunavut for the next 50 years.
    The new High Artic Research Station in Cambridge Bay is nearing completion. The $250M station will accommodate Canadian and international scientists. Other objectives that the station will focus on include knowledge sharing, business incubation and educational programming for kids.
  • Start date: 2017-07-24, End date: 2017-07-28
    Week of Jul 24 - Jul 28, 2017

    Transport Canada has awarded a $5.5M contract to Kudlik Construction to clean up hazardous materials at the Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park in Iqaluit. The project is set to begin at the end of July, with most of the work to be completed before winter.
    Tundra Buddies Daycare Society announced plans for a new daycare in Iqaluit. The new 60 space facility is expected to open in spring or summer of 2019.
    The Nunavut Impact Review Board has approved Sabina Gold and Silver Corporation's Back River gold mine project proposal in Kitikmeot. Once all the necessary permits are secured, the $400M project could begin construction in the fall 2018; and is expected to employ about 800 people during production.
  • Start date: 2017-07-17, End date: 2017-07-21
    Week of Jul 17 - Jul 21, 2017

    The Government of Nunavut offered the first ever Educational Leadership Course in Inuktitut to Inuktitut speaking educators from July 15-20. The course provided participants with a deeper understanding of community-based leadership in Nunavut.
    Nunavut is welcoming 14 cruise ships to 12 communities across the territory this summer. Various employment opportunities in tourism will be created for local residents.
    Iqaluit-based, Arctic UAV, has been awarded a two-year $300,000 contract from Transport Canada to formulate rules and regulations on aerial drone use in Canada
  • Start date: 2017-07-10, End date: 2017-07-14
    Week of Jul 10 - Jul 14, 2017

    Red Bull is planning to film extreme sports activities, such as mountain biking, and do aerial photography in Nunavut. The company also plans to establish a base camp, which will be operated by the Arctic Kingdom tour company.
    The Government of Nunavut is publishing online cruise ships itineraries with passenger information and dates in anticipation of the upcoming tourist season
  • Start date: 2017-07-03, End date: 2017-07-07
    Week of Jul 03 - Jul 07, 2017

    The City of Iqaluit has approved a development permit for a four-storey hotel, with accompanying restaurant proposed by Jam 2016 Investments Ltd.
  • Start date: 2017-06-26, End date: 2017-06-30
    Week of Jun 26 - Jun 30, 2017

    The Hotel Arctic in Iqaluit is slated for closure, pending the successful sale of the property. According to the Northern Apartment Real Estate, the sale will be finalized on July 28, with the hotel closing for good on the same day.
    Aura Silver Resources Inc. expects to resume drilling at its Greyhound gold property following receipt of the spring drilling assay results in July 2017
    North Arrow Minerals Inc. has started a $3.2M exploration program at its Naujaat and Mel Diamond Projects. The program consists of drilling, mini-bulk sampling, detailed prospecting and geophysical surveys.
  • Start date: 2017-06-19, End date: 2017-06-23
    Week of Jun 19 - Jun 23, 2017

    The Government of Nunavut is offering the Cruise Ready! Workshop to prepare community members for the upcoming cruise ship season and highlight the potential economic opportunities
    Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. is starting its summer drilling program at the Chidliak Diamond Project near Iqaluit on July 5, 2017. The company is also collecting environmental base line data as part of the 2017 work program.
  • Start date: 2017-06-12, End date: 2017-06-16
    Week of Jun 12 - Jun 16, 2017

    The Government of Nunavut has launched Destination Nunavut to market and promote the tourism sectors of the territory. The program supports outfitters and other tourism operators.
    The Government of Nunavut is making changes to its Income Assistance Program effective July 1, 2017
    Auryn Resources Inc. has started its summer exploration drill program at the Committee Bay gold project. The company is also conducting a regional geochemical survey and drone imagery survey at the Gibson MacQuoid gold project.
  • Start date: 2017-06-05, End date: 2017-06-09
    Week of Jun 05 - Jun 09, 2017

    The Kitikmeot Inuit Association expects increased Inuit employment at the TMAC Hope Bay gold mine once the project moves to stable production and operations. TMAC declared commercial production in early May.
    Nunavut Arctic College is launching its first four-year law program in September 2017 with a class of 25 Nunavummiut, 18 of whom are Inuit. The program will be run in partnership with the University of Saskatchewan's College of Law.
  • Start date: 2017-05-29, End date: 2017-06-02
    Week of May 29 - Jun 02, 2017

    TMAC Resources Inc. has started commercial gold production at its Doris North Mine in western Nunavut. Pending a government extension for the site, the Doris North mine will see $61.8M in jobs and contacts over six years.
    Nunavut Arctic College in Iqaluit is set to undergo a $20M expansion that will add 37 staff to the facility. The project is waiting to secure a building permit to start construction.
    Illagiitugut Girls Home, Nunavut's only girls group home, is set to reopen in June 2017 in Iqaluit. Atlantic Youth, the new operator, is in the final stages of hiring and training workers for the facility.
    The Nunavut Impact Review Board is conducting a second review of the proposed Back River gold mine project in western Nunavut. Sabina Gold and Silver Corp. has plans for a chain of open pit and underground mines in the area.
    The Government of Canada is providing $15.8M to Nunavut and $19.6M to the Northwest Territories for the preservation of Indigenous languages. The funding covers the period from 2016 to 2020.
  • Start date: 2017-05-22, End date: 2017-05-26
    Week of May 22 - May 26, 2017

    The Nunavut Housing Corporation is dealing with mould build-up in 116 public housing units. Professional contractors are required for the work.
    Silver Range Resources has staked five new gold targets and quadrupled its land position in Nunavut. The company plans geophysical surveys and a regional prospecting program during the spring and summer of 2017.
    The Government of Nunavut is accepting applications for the Prospectors Program. The program offers up to $8,000 to help pay for wages to assistants, materials and supplies when prospecting for minerals.
    Sabina Gold & Silver is planning a phase II exploration program consisting of drilling, till sampling, and rock sampling at its Back River Gold Project in late summer/fall 2017

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