Possible detours ahead

Winter roads are vitally important to the life and livelihood of many in remote areas of our country. They stretch over lakes, bays and vast stretches of tundra across Canada’s North to help deliver necessities to rural communities and mining operations. Supplies like fuel, food, construction equipment and explosives are brought in by thousands of […]

Infrastructure investments critical to mining industry success in Canada’s North

As the largest economic driver in Canada’s North, there is no question that the mining sector’s presence in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories, and the Yukon is significant. According to the Conference Board of Canada, mining industry GDP contributions for 2021 for the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and the Yukon are forecast at 27 per cent, 42 […]

The case for greater federal investments in northern mining infrastructure

The old expression “If it isn’t grown, it’s mined,” is taking on new meaning as the supply of minerals and metals critical to 21st century products takes on geopolitical importance. As demand for mined materials continues to grow, there is increasing focus on what are referred to as “critical minerals”—vital in aerospace, defence, telecommunications, computing, […]