Merry Christmas, some coal for you:
Effective immediately, the Company, in collaboration with the Nunavut public health authorities, has decided to send home the Nunavut based workforce (Nunavummiut) from the Meliadine, Meadowbank and Hope Bay operations as well as its Nunavut exploration projects. All Nunavummiut workers currently on site will be sent home and those that are currently off-site will not return to work at this time for a period of at least three weeks. These employees will continue to receive their remuneration during this period. In addition, Agnico Eagle will be meeting with its Nunavut contractors to discuss implementing similar measures for their Nunavummiut workforce.
So, that’s just three mines and a third of consolidated production offline, a mere (sherry cream) trifle. Full NR here, but to assuage any pain and spread yuletide spirit instead of viruses, KL holders will surely be glad to know all Nunavut-based staff are at home on full pay. Tis the season, after all.