The Kivalliq Mine Training Society (KMTS) in Baker Lake is planning to meet with Leona Aglukkaq, minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson about the organization’s expiring federal funding, after Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited the region last month with no funding renewal announcement.

“In a region noted for its crippling rate of unemployment and limited pool of skilled labour, KMTS represents hope for our youth, and the opportunity to develop real skills, meaningful opportunities and lifelong careers in communities where all three are in short supply,” Geoffrey Kusugak, mine training society chairperson, said in a written release.

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Mine training society seeks funding renewal