On October 12, 2021, the Government of Nunavut announced that the water from the water treatment plant in Iqaluit may have been contaminated by petroleum hydrocarbons, preventing the community from using the tap water for drinking and cooking, as well as for bathing in specific cases.

As a way of providing support to the community of Iqaluit during this crisis, Agnico Eagle will be shipping approximately 15,000 litres of clean drinking water (potable) by cargo flight on October 15.

Water is a vital resource. We need it to feed our families, to clean our homes, and for basic health, hygiene, and sanitation purposes.

Agnico Eagle is committed to helping communities surrounding our operations during their times of need.