Today’s theme is the Grays Bay Port and Road. It’s an important construction project that will connect a deep-sea port at the border Nunavut and Yellowknife with the rest of the country. This is a region with a lot of minerals and resources, but not a lot of infrastructure to access it.
This week I sat down with Scott Northey, the Chief Operating Officer of Nunavut Resources Company. Once a part of the Toronto financial sector, he now plays a key role in getting the Grays Bay Port and Road project to be shovel-ready. We talk about the implications for the region, protecting Caribou migratory paths, and the role of Federal Funding for Grays Bay. And of course, how the pandemic has made everything just a little more complicated.