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Third construction season for Inuvik to Tuk Highway

Third construction season for Inuvik to Tuk Highway By Bill Braden Kevin McLeod is unequivocal when describing the Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk Highway (ITH), now about to start its third construction season. McLeod, the Director of Highways and Marine for the Government of the Northwest Territories’ Department of Transportation, likens it to a “120-kilometer laboratory” constructed …

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CHARS on track for 2017 opening

CHARS on track for 2017 opening By Bill Braden Canada’s pledge for advancing science in the polar region is quickly taking shape as the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. Scheduled for completion in 2017, the station will be a year-round, multi-faceted facility, equipped to investigate environmental and resource issues in …

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Rowe’s Construction

By Beverly Cramp Rowe’s Construction celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2015. The company is part of a successful, diversified company started by Northern-born brothers Jack, Mike, and Owen along with other members of their extended family. In addition to a real estate arm, the construction subsidiary offers road maintenance, gravel deliveries, equipment rentals, and building …

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Jago Services

By Graham Chandler Just offshore from Cambridge Bay, there is a small bit of land called Jago Island. It’s a happy place for Wilf Wilcox, owner of Jago Services Inc. “When you are boating past it you are happy because you are going on a trip,” he says.  “And when you are boating towards town on …

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Nuna Logistics

y Graham Chandler In 1993, when the boundaries of the new territory of Nunavut were still being drafted, one company was already out of the starting gate – Nuna Logistics Limited. Formed that same year, it has grown to become a large and complex conglomerate, 51 percent Inuit-owned. Its ambitious commitment is far-reaching, encompassing dependable …

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