Iqaluit declares local state of emergency over water drought

Declaration shows other government bodies that the city’s water situation is dire, says CAO

For the first time in three years, Iqaluit is in a local state of emergency due to a water shortage. City councillors met Friday afternoon in an emergency session to discuss how to make it through the winter with enough water in Lake Geraldine, the city’s raw water reservoir. They voted unanimously to declare a...

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William Tagoona shares old favourites with new fans

It’s been more than 40 years since William Tagoona recorded his album Takugapkit: Help Me Out, and all these years he felt his singing on it could have been better. So last year, Tagoona decided he wanted to re-record the album. The renowned musician was a member of one of the first Inuit rock groups,…

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