March 1, 2013
Arctic research station site unveiled
Bernard Valcourt, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development, has announced that the Cambridge Bay’s Plateau site will be the location of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS) in Nunavut.
“This is another key milestone in the construction phase of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station,” said Valcourt.
“The Harper government is committed to providing Northerners with economic development opportunities, and with the selection of the Plateau site as the location for CHARS, we are one step closer to building this major centre for scientific research and to building important partnerships across the North, Canada, and internationally.”
The Plateau site is located on a slope overlooking the community and is close to major infrastructure, including the community core.
This site will form the main campus of CHARS, which may include one or multiple buildings and has excellent potential use for community integration. The main campus will be complemented by use of existing and future community infrastructure and remote experimental sites.
“A world-class research station such as CHARS is a significant step in the long-term sustainable development of the North,” said Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council.
“With its Arctic-based operations, CHARS supports the government’s role in fostering both domestic and international collaboration, research, and innovation in the circumpolar region.”
The site was selected based on consultation and discussion held with Cambridge Bay community members, including Elders and Hamlet staff, and Public Works and Government Services Canada.
“The Government of Canada’s commitment to this site is a critical milestone for the CHARS project,” said Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women.
“The site selected will ensure the facility is a vibrant addition to Cambridge Bay, a focal point for innovative scientific research, and a driver for economic development in the North.”
Once built, the facility will create a welcoming environment respecting Aboriginal peoples’ knowledge and experience in the North.
The station will support collaboration across a wide range of disciplines, sectors and approaches. The CHARS campus will also integrate the use of green technologies.
Once operational, research education and outreach conducted at the station will provide Northerners with skills and experience to better participate in the labour force, including mining and energy, natural resource and wildlife management, and health and life sciences.
The Station is anticipated to open in July 2017 to coincide with Canada’s 150th anniversary.
|MOST POPULAR STORIES|
- Construction begins on 1.5-kilometre western portion of Mississauga transitway
- OCOT consultation comes to a halt over possible bias
- Tunnelling of the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension completed
- P3s put a jolt in electricity infrastructure
- Mandatory safety training kicks in next year
- 20 Most Popular Stories
|TODAY’S TOP CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS|
These projects have been selected from 321 projects with a total value of $20,605,386,875 that Reed Construction Data Building Reports reported on Friday.
$500,000,000 Province of Ontario ON Prebid
$139,300,000 Toronto ON Prebid
$67,650,000 Toronto ON Prebid
- NTCCC takes to Parliament Hill tomorrow
- Emerald Park Progress
- “Super beam” installed in Montreal Champlain Bridge repair
- Is there energy gold to be mined in sewage processing?
- Ottawa LRT tunnel boring machines named
- Better transportation key to quality of life, states CivicAction
- Three World Cup stadiums behind schedule
- Ontario introduces legislation to help protect vulnerable workers
- Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar inspires design of new strip mall currently being built in Las Vegas
- VIDEO: Journal of Commerce Update for the week of December 9th, 2013
- Building the One
- New design-build contracts released
- Sales tax transition has been a mixed bag for industry
- Taseko files for judicial review of gold mine assessment
- Contract uncertainty and price escalation
- Edmonton college expansion moves ahead
- Council of Construction Associations names Dave Baspaly as new president
- $100 million added to Calgary's capital budget
- Massive investment will complete Kitimat smelter project
- Manitoba invests $45 million
- Corruption charge in probe of SNC-Lavalin