QM Points Contracting LP (QM Points) has agreed to work with the Saskatchewan Research Council to finish one of the final main phases to reclaim the Gunnar mine site.
“We try to get organizations that can do the work cost-effectively and safely,” said Saskatchewan Research Council environmental remediation manager Ian Wilson. “We also look at organizations that can maximize training, employment and subcontracting opportunities for local community members.”
Points Athabasca Contracting and QM Environmental teamed up to form QM Points.
“This partnership is a very exciting step for us and for our shareholder communities in the Athabasca Basin Region,” explained John Scarfe, Chief Executive Officer of Points Athabasca Contracting. “Not only does it allow us to expand and add end-to-end construction projects to our portfolio but growing this partnership also helps provide opportunities for us to do what we do best: ‘Building Capacity’ for Indigenous people.”
Remediation of the Gunnar mine site is expected to take approximately five years.
“In the future, the goal is that local people can start using it once again for traditional purposes,” adds Wilson.
The Gunnar site is located on the north shore of Lake Athabasca.
“We are proud to serve the province of Saskatchewan through a professional organization such as the SRC,” says Justin Sharp, QM’s Chief Executive Officer, “Over the next five years, we are projecting an increase in job opportunities and economic development.”
(PHOTO: Gunnar mine. Photo by Brendan Mayer.)