Friday, September 3, 2010

Base Camp Officially Closed This Weekend

The Labrador Inuit Development Corporation (LIDC) is tying up all its loose ends for the closure of the base camp tomorrow.

Henry Lyall is Operations Manager with LIDC.

He says the kangidluasuk base camp officially closes Saturday, September 4.

Crews are working on bringing the last of the equipment and staff home over the weekend.

A charter will be flying the remaining visitors out of the camp tomorrow.

Lyall says the feedback received from the visitors of the camp has been excellent.

He says that it’s too early to tell if the pilot project was a success economically.

Lyall says that it’s likely the camp will have to be subsidized in its first few years.

He adds that it’s very expensive to run an operation like this in such a remote location.

The LIDC will have a better idea of the camp’s profitability in a couple of weeks when the numbers come in.

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