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NEWS: Iqaluit April 10, 2014 - 12:34 pm

Drivers should slow down, pay attention, during Toonik Tyme

City of Iqaluit asks drivers to be mindful of pedestrians and festival activities


Be careful motorists — Toonik Tyme is coming.

The City of Iqaluit is cautioning motorists to be aware of pedestrians during the festival that runs from April 11 to April 20 in Iqaluit, especially around the downtown core, old courthouse, Iqaluit Square and Nakasuk School.

Iqaluit Municipal Enforcement officers will be “monitoring” for any traffic violations, an April 10, a City of Iqaluit public service announcement said. 

“All individuals are reminded to pay attention to all crosswalks, speed signs and stop signs located within the area,” the PSA said.

“Please be mindful of individuals walking, playing and vehicles travelling within the area.”

Cars also shouldn’t be parked on the side of roadways, walkways or on city trails.

Fines include:

• $250 to $100 for speeding past the 30 km/h speed limit in the core area;

• $150 for failing to stop at a stop sign;

• $50 to $150 for unauthorized parking; and,

• $75 for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk.

This year marks the 49th anniversary of the annual spring festival.

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