Baffinland Iron Mines has donated more than $200,000 to assist five north Baffin communities during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The mining company and its employees put in excess of $115,000 toward food security, working closely with the hamlets in Pond Inlet, Arctic Bay, Clyde River, Iglulik and Sanirajak. The Mittimatalik Hunters and Trappers Organization, community food banks and other organizations also played roles to eliminate hunger.
Baffinland also teamed up with transportation company Fednav and Arctic Co-operatives Limited to provide vouchers for household cleaning supplies. As well, Baffinland devoted funds for mask-making materials and associated labour to produce masks locally.
Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...
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