Fuel smell in water may get stronger while city flushes system

Iqalummiut might notice smell until at least Monday, city says

Iqaluit residents may continue to detect the smell of fuel in their tap water until at least Monday afternoon, the city says. Some may even notice stronger odours than before. It’s to be expected during the flushing process, a public service announcement issued by the city over the weekend says. Officials had reported previously that...

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Timeline: What’s in the water?

In October, Iqaluit residents began complaining about an odour in the city’s drinking water. After nearly two weeks, the City of Iqaluit told residents to stop drinking municipal tap water because it suspected some form or petroleum product had contaminated the city’s water system. Here’s how Iqaluit’s water crisis unfolded: Oct. 2  Iqaluit residents begin…

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Nunavut votes: Aggu up for grabs following Quassa’s departure

In the lead-up to the Oct. 25 territorial elections, Nunatsiaq News is publishing snapshots of the races. Look for articles with “Nunavut votes” in the headline. When veteran Nunavut politician Paul Quassa announced in August he was not seeking re-election as MLA, he expressed a desire for the future of the Aggu riding he represented….

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The starving Inuit of the inland Kivalliq

Knud Rasmussen and Kaj Birket-Smith believed Inuit culture had developed inland and only later expanded to the coast to become a maritime culture. It was to prove this theory that Rasmussen wanted to visit the Inuit of the Kivalliq interior. He would document the “intellectual culture” of the groups he met there, while Birket-Smith would…

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Iqaluit teen spends weekends gathering bikes from dump to fix for local kids

Gathering discarded bikes, strollers and toboggans from Iqaluit’s landfill has become part of 13-year-old Joseph Takpannie’s Saturday routine. Every weekend he gathers about seven bikes, give or take, to fix up throughout the week then give away to local kids. “I thought, ‘These kids don’t have bikes, they always fight over them, I should just…

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