Three years after fire, Kugaaruk’s new school sparks pride

Engineering firm earned 2020 award for its design work

George Ningark will never forget Feb. 28, 2017. That evening, the veteran Kugaaruk teacher got a call: Kugaardjuq, the community’s only school, was ablaze. Ningark said he only fell asleep that night because he’d been told the fire was under control. The community awoke the following morning to news that the school had been completely...

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