Mine Training Society in Yellowknife suspends all training activities due to COVID-19

The Yellowknife-based Mine Training Society (MTS) has now has suspended all training activities, due to the threat of coronavirus.

In a news release issued Tuesday morning, the society states that it shares the community’s concern for the health, safety and well-being of our entire population.

It adds that MTS employees will be working remotely during this challenging time so as to minimize social interactions.

MTS employees may be reached via email.

All telephone inquiries may be directed to Shari
Caudron at 867-446-0913.

MTS operations will continue through use of electronic means.

“We are doing everything in our power to minimize interruptions to our partners and students while maximizing our efforts to flatten the curve,” states General Manager Shari Caudron.

MTS encourages other businesses and organizations to follow suit if they are ablt to in order to help prevent cases of COVID-19 from being diagnosed in the Northwest Territories.

About the Mine Training Society

The Mine Training Society is a unique partnership between Indigenous governments, public
government and the mining industry. For more than a decade, our mission has been to support Indigenous people and Northerners in finding long-term employment in the mining industry.

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John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.