Iqaluit’s new jail gets a new name

New facility to be called Aaqqigiarvik, which means “a place for help to make progress in life”

Iqaluit’s new jail, which is set to replace the aging Baffin Correctional Centre, has a new name. Going forward, the new name will be the Aaqqigiarvik Correctional Healing Facility, Justice Minister Jeannie Ehaloak announced in the legislature on Monday, Oct. 26. The new facility was previously referred to as the the Qikiqtani Correctional Healing Centre….

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