Heavy lifter

Natasha Nagyougalik receives a standing ovation at the Nunavut Mining Symposium gala in Iqaluit on Wednesday, April 3, for becoming the first Inuk woman in Nunavut to drive a massive Caterpillar 6030 mining shovel. Nagyougalik, who hails from Baker Lake, began working at Agnico Eagle Mining’s Meadowbank mine eight years ago as a dishwasher. Agnico Eagle’s president, Ammar Al-Joundi, said it’s important for mines to be part of nearby communities, so locals can find work and grow with the company. (Photo courtesy of the Nunavut Mining Symposium)

By John Thompson

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  1. Posted by The Kreugers on

    Congratulations, Natasha! Awesome — keep up the good work!

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