Agnico Eagle fined $50,000 for 2013 spill

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. will pay a $50,000 fine for failing to notify appropriate authorities in a timely manner after a sump-seepage incident at its Meadowbank mine in July 2013. “This was an unfortunate event and we are taking the matter very seriously. Agnico Eagle has a rigorous environmental management system in place and we...
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Michele LeTourneau
Michele LeTourneau first arrived at NNSL's headquarters in Yellowknife in1998, with a BA honours in Theatre. For four years she documented the arts across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Following a very short stint as a communications officer with the Government of the Northwest Territories, Michele spent a decade at a community-based environmental monitoring board in the mining industry, where she worked with Inuit, Chipewyan, Tlicho, Yellowknives Dene and Metis elders to help develop traditional knowledge and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit contributions for monitoring and management plans. She rejoined NNSL and moved to Iqaluit in May 2014 to write for Nunavut News. Michele has received a dozen awards for her work with NNSL.