July 24, 2015 – Cambridge Bay, NU –Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor)
Today, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council announced an investment to improve research, archaeology, and support economic diversification in the North. This investment will allow the Arctic Research Foundation (ARF) to acquire six mobile science laboratories. These laboratories will be used in the communities of Cambridge Bay and Gjoa Haven, and in the Queen Maud Gulf area.
Three of the laboratories will focus on fisheries and marine sciences, geosciences, and archeology related to HMS Erebus. The remaining three will be used for general research purposes. In addition to supporting research, the laboratories will also provide economic benefits to local communities. The labs are expected to arrive in Cambridge Bay and Gjoa Haven in August 2015, and will be ready for use shortly after.
Office of the Honourable Leona Aglukka
Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency
CanNor works to help develop a diversified, sustainable and dynamic economy across Canada's three territories, and delivers on its northern mandate through funding programs, the Northern Projects Management Office and by undertaking policy and research.
Arctic Research Foundation
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