Canadian High Arctic Research Station
Progress on CHARS
On August 23, 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper participated in a groundbreaking ceremony to launch the construction phase of CHARS, which is expected to take three construction seasons. Site work had already begun with leveling the site, adding granular material and constructing the site’s roads.
On July 7, 2014, site preparation work began in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, for the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS). The site is being cleared and roughly leveled in preparation for the construction of the research station’s foundation.
On May 21, 2014, as a result of an open, fair and transparent competitive process, the Canadian company EllisDon Corporation in a joint venture with NCC Dowland Construction Ltd. was awarded the contract to manage the construction of the Canadian High Arctic Research Station (CHARS).
The Chief Scientist has been selected: Dr. Martin Raillard will lead the implementation of the Science and Technology program as the Chief Scientist for CHARS as of March 3, 2014.
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