The transfer comes because the Nunavut authorities announced restrictions on motion out and in of the capital of Iqaluit, capability limits and a few enterprise closures after a suspected case of group transmission.
Agnico says it has elevated its testing protocols for remaining employees at website. It should even be assembly with its native contractors to debate comparable measures for his or her Nunavummiut workforce.
Final 12 months, miners working in distant places in Canada, together with Agnico, sent home Indigenous workers and restricted contact between fly-in employees and communities to reduce the danger of spreading covid-19. The extremely transmissible Omicron variant of the virus now threatens a wave of recent disruptions, even after the roll-out of vaccines and vaccine mandates this 12 months.
Final month, Kirkland Lake Gold shareholders accepted a merger with Agnico, set to be finalized within the first quarter of 2022. Kirkland Lake CEO Tony Makuch will probably be taking on as Agnico CEO, with present Agnico head Sean Boyd turning into govt chair.
(This text first appeared within the Canadian Mining Journal)