Fuel smell inside water treatment plant may have been due to maintenance, says Patterson

Nunavut government will review conduct during lead-up to Iqaluit's water emergency

The strong smell of fuel noted by a Health Department inspector at Iqaluit’s water treatment facility may have been caused by maintenance work being done within the building, says Nunavut’s chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Patterson. Government of Nunavut emails acquired by Nunatsiaq News through the territory’s access to information law indicate an environmental health...

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Single COVID-19 case reported in Iqaluit

A person who returned to Iqaluit Thursday after travelling in southern Canada tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, Nunavut’s chief public health officer reported. The first new case in Nunavut’s capital in nearly three months will not prompt any increase in public health measures “at this time” because the transmission risk is considered low, Dr….

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Military’s water purifiers back online in Iqaluit

The military’s water purification operation in Iqaluit is up and running again. It’s now taking place inside the North American Aerospace Defense Command Forward Operating Location at Iqaluit’s airport. Initially operating outdoors on the Sylvia Grinnell River, the operation was suspended on Nov. 23 after strong winds snapped the frame of a tent that was…

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Rankin Inlet seamstresses make parkas for kids in need

Fourteen kids in Rankin Inlet will be a bit warmer this winter after a group of seamstresses hand-sewed them new fur-trimmed parkas. Funding for the project came from the Embrace Life Council. Sherry Morey got the ball rolling on behalf of the council back in October after taking suggestions from the community. “They thought with…

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Nunavut women’s curling team celebrates win in Ottawa

When Denise Hutchings of Iqaluit left for Ottawa to play in the 2021 Everest Curling Club Championships, she had one goal for her team: to win at least one game. Or in her words, “get a W.” And that’s what they got. Nunavut finished the tournament, which comes to an end on Saturday, with a…

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