Business News

Adlair’s medevac appeal runs out of gas

October 22, 2017 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

Cambridge Bay-based Adlair Aviation botched its 2011 bid for a Kitikmeot medevac contract – which the company had held for the previous 20 years or so – and now must pay the Government of Nunavut’s court costs, a judge has ruled. Taloyoak-based Aqsaqniq Airways Ltd. – a partnership between Aqsaqniq Ltd. and Yellowknife-based Discovery Air subsidiary Air Tindi – won the contract instead.

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Baffinland sets Canadian Arctic shipping record

October 21, 2017 - Nunavut

Baffinland Iron Mines shipped 4.1 million tonnes of iron ore from Baffin Island to markets overseas between Aug. 2 and Oct. 17, the company announced on Oct. 18. Baffinland proclaimed that 56 Panamax cargo vessels, carrying an average of 72,600 tonnes of iron ore apiece over 75 days of open-water season, “marked the largest shipping program by volume ever executed in the Canadian High Arctic.”

No health and safety or environmental incidents occurred during transport, according to Baffinland.

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Transport Canada responds to wildlife board

October 8, 2017 - Ottawa

In response to the Kitikmeot Regional Wildlife Board calling for a shutdown of Northwest Passage routes between October and July to protect caribou, Transport Canada is reiterating its commitment to “engaging” with various agencies, organizations and governments to minimize the risk for caribou, according to Julie Leroux, communications adviser with Transport Canada.

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Planned apartment appears stalled

April 18, 2017
Aug 2/16
Image courtesy of City of Yellowknife
This drawing shows what an apartment building planned for a vacant lot on School Draw Ave. at the foot of Tin Can Hill. It would hold, 26, one, two and three bedroom apartments. City council gave the green light to the developer on Tuesday night. He now has to go through the regulatory process before he can start to build

A developer who planned to build a three-story, 26 unit apartment building on School Draw Avenue has yet to buy the land.

Alberta-based developer Robert Findlay told Yellowknifer last August that in a perfect world he wanted to get construction underway before cold weather set in last winter.

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