Nunavik’s Raglan mine put into care and maintenance due to COVID-19 – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on March 25, 202018 Views

Workers heading home “until further notice”

The Raglan mine in Nunavik has announced that it will mothball its operations and send nearly all its workers home, as it goes into care and maintenance due to COVID-19 concerns.

“This is really unreal, and Raglan mine has never faced such a challenge in logistics and planning,” Amélie Rouleau, spokesperson for the Glencore Group-owned mine, said in an email on Tuesday, March 24.

“All our teams have been working non-stop to ensure a good transition towards care and maintenance and at the same time demobilize all our employees.”

The move came after an announcement from the Quebec government on Monday, March 23, which put all non-essential businesses in the province “on pause” until April 13.

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