Announcing Sub-Arctic Surveys Joining Challenger

We are excited to announce that Sub-Arctic Surveys Ltd. is joining with Challenger Geomatics Ltd.

Sub-Arctic is a leading, professional survey firm with headquarters in Yellowknife and a seasonal field office in Iqaluit. With a presence now established in all three of Canada’s northern territories – Yukon, Nunavut and the Northwest Territories – this builds on Challenger’s already extensive northern credentials, and positions Challenger / Sub-Arctic as the surveyor of choice for survey, mapping and geomatics services across Canada’s North.

Since 1992, Sub-Arctic has provided quality survey and geomatics services for a wide range of projects in Yellowknife, Iqaluit and across the Canadian North. Sub-Arctic has an excellent history of managing the relationships, logistics and delivery of survey and geomatics services for projects in nearly every northern community and region. Since its inception, Sub-Arctic also holds the distinction of having been involved in the exploration and construction of every diamond mine in the north, and of having prepared approximately one-third of all Plans of Survey registered in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Bruce Hewlko, CLS, Sub-Arctic’s President and General Manager, will continue in his leadership role. Excited about the change, Bruce is confident that Challenger’s ownership will enhance the breadth of services and expertise that he and his team can deliver to their clients, while maintaining the exceptional level-of-service for which Sub-Arctic is known: “Joining forces with Challenger is the start of a positive new chapter for Sub-Arctic and our clients. Challenger has a long history of surveying North of 60, and shares our strong focus on service and quality. I can’t think of a geomatics firm that’s a better fit for Sub-Arctic.”

Dave Thomson, P.Eng., ALS, Challenger’s President, is also enthusiastic about the addition of Sub-Arctic to the Challenger family: “Sub-Arctic really enhances our ability to serve our Northern clients. With its remote and often severe environment, surveying in Canada’s North is a highly specialized business, and northern projects present unique challenges. Our experienced Northern team knows northern conditions, what to expect, and how to get the job done successfully.”

Sub-Arctic Surveys Ltd. will begin operating as Sub-Arctic Geomatics Ltd., a Challenger Geomatics Ltd. company. Challenger and Sub-Arctic look forward to being of service to our existing and new clients by providing quality survey, mapping and geomatics services for their projects across the Canadian North.

For further information and inquiries, please contact:

Paul Burbidge, Challenger’s VP of Northern Operations, by phone at 867-668-6940 or by email at pburbidge@challengergeomatics.com.

Bruce Hewlko, Sub-Arctic’s General Manager, by phone at 867-873-2047 or by email at sas@sub-arctic.ca.

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