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By Shane Lasley
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Agnico sends Nunavummiut home – again

Omicron variant infecting miner's gold production in Nunavut North of 60 Mining News - December 23, 2021

 

Last updated 1/6/2022 at 2:23pm

Covid 19 omicron variant Nunavummiut miners Meliadine Hope Bay gold mines

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd.

Agnico Eagle's Meadowbank mill complex in Nunavut.

With the rise of the Omicron variant and the 13 presumptive COVID-19 cases at its Meliadine and Hope Bay gold mines in Nunavut, Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. is sending its Nunavummiut (Nunavut residents) workforce home with pay for at least three weeks.

In March of 2020, at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Agnico made a similar decision to send its Nunavummiut workers home for at least four we...



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