KIRKLAND LAKE, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Jan. 8, 2016) –
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Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. (“Kirkland Lake”, or the “Company”) (TSX:KGI) provide financial support to the Kirkland & District Hospital Foundation (the “Foundation”), to assess the redevelopment of the Intensive Care Unit and the Diagnostic Imaging Centre.
Kirkland Lake Gold’s President & CEO George Ogilvie and Vice President of Operations Chris Stewart were onsite to present a cheque in the amount of $29,000 to members of the hospital and the Foundation today. Mr. Gary Sims, President & CEO of the Kirkland & District Hospital accepted the cheque on behalf of the Foundation. In attendance was Eugene Ivanov, the Foundation Chair, Michelle Lafreniere, Kirkland and District Hospital Board Chair, Guy Boileau, Englehart and District Hospital Board Chair, Mark Spiller Chief of Staff, Dr. Brian McPherson, and Judith Greenwood-Speers, Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Human Resources of Kirkland and District Hospital.
Gary Sims, President and CEO of the Blanche River Health Partners-Kirkland & Englehart and District Hospitals, commented, “We are very pleased to have support from one of the largest employers in the region, in such this important and much needed redevelopment project which will directly benefit the community. Being able to offer quality and timely health services assistance to this region is a top priority for us, and being able to conduct these studies puts us one step closer to achieving this goal.”
George Ogilvie, President & CEO of Kirkland Lake Gold Inc., commented, “Kirkland Lake Gold Inc., is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for all of its employees and aims to provide quality services for all family members, as well as contributing to the town of Kirkland Lake. The Company is pleased to be able to support the local and district hospital in its endeavor to continuously improve the health care service it provides for this region.”
About the Kirkland & District Hospital
The Kirkland and District Hospital is a fully accredited, modern, well-equipped hospital which opened at its current location in October, 1975. It was originally a 132-bed hospital and has been gradually downsized to 62 beds: 6 Intensive Care, 41 Medical/Surgical, and 15 Continuing Complex Care.
About Kirkland Lake Gold Inc.
Kirkland Lake Gold Inc. is a gold producer with assets in Kirkland Lake, northeastern Ontario. Current gold production is in excess of 150,000 ounces per year and is expected to grow to over 180,000 ounces per year in the next three years as exploration and development work continue. The exploration program is aimed at maintaining a property wide reserve and resource base sufficient to sustain a mine life of more than ten years, with the current mine life estimated at between ten to fourteen years of production in a high grade gold camp.
The Company is committed to building a sustainable mining company that is recognized as a safe and responsible gold producer. Kirkland Lake Gold plans to evolve into an intermediate gold mining company centered in the historically robust Kirkland Lake gold camp, while evaluating opportunities for growth in other safe mining jurisdictions.
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