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Shipping increase approved; Baffinland won’t terminate workers

By David Venn  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Baffinland Iron Mines will “immediately  be rescinding all termination notices” issued to 1,100 employees after federal Northern Affairs Minister Daniel Vandal approved its request to increase its shipping limit this year, a company spokesperson said Tuesday. Vandal’s decision sided with the Nunavut Impact ...

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Trade show brings North together

By Stewart Burnett  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Kivalliq Trade Show costs upwards of $350,000 to host, but society president Robert Connelly says the spinoff benefits to the region dwarf that number. Between flights, accommodation, catering, transportation and all the ancillary needs and services, the trade show injects about $750,000 into ...

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Cruise entourage looks north

By Sandi Krasowski  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter THUNDER BAY, ONT.-The Lake Superior cruise ship industry, coming off a season hosting Viking Cruises and American Queen Voyages along the north shore, has raised the curiosity of other cruise lines about what the North has to offer. In August, representatives from six ...

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