The Weird Workplace12/12/2016|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/12/2016Credit: Mascha Tace (Shutterstock) FLYING HIGHSTRANGE LAKE, QUE. — Remote locations are always a challenge for employers when it comes to bringing in supplies and workers, but one Quebec company has come up with an unusual solution: Airships. Quest Rare Minerals has signed a memorandum of understanding to have Straightline Aviation operate a fleet of seven helium-filled airships at its mine in Strange Lake, according to the CBC. Originally, the company had planned to build a 168-kilometre road from the mine site, but since it would have cut across a caribou migration route, and it would have been costlier, the company went with the airships. The road would also cost about $350 million to build, along with regular maintenance, said Quest’s president Dirk Naumann, while the airships would cost about $85 million per year. Each one can carry more than 20 metric tons of ore, 19 passengers and cargo. DON’T HIT ‘REPLY ALL’ To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.