City of Iqaluit applies for $7M to upgrade Akilliq Drive

Total project cost is estimated at around $9.7M, says chief administrative officer

The city has applied for a $7.3 million federal grant to upgrade and pave Akilliq Drive, the road by the Causeway Bay boat launch and future deep sea port. The project in total will cost $9.7 million, with the city and Government of Nunavut paying about $2.4 million, said Iqaluit chief administrative officer Amy Elgersma...

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Ramp used by Pope donated to Iqaluit high school

Wood used to build a temporary ramp for Pope Francis at Nakasuk Elementary School in Iqaluit sits piled outside Inuksuk High School on Tuesday. The ramp had been built at the back entrance of the elementary school for Francis, who uses a wheelchair, when he met with residential school survivors inside the building on July 29. The ramp was dismantled over the weekend. The wood was then donated to the local high school’s woodworking class, said Iqaluit District Education Authority spokesperson Lynda Gunn. (Photo courtesy of Lynda Gunn)

New Iqaluit street name honours residential school survivors

The former Federal Road in Iqaluit has a new name. It has been renamed Sivumugiaq Street, which means ‘moving forward’ in Inuktitut. The name change is dedicated to residential school survivors, and was approved by city council before Pope Francis visited the city on July 29. (Photo by David Lochead)

Papal visit in pictures

Pope Francis waves goodbye to the crowd outside Nakasuk Elementary School Friday evening. (Photo by David Venn)


Message from the crowd greets Pope Francis in Iqaluit

Audience member urges him to rescind 500-year-old Doctrine of Discovery, blamed for enabling colonialism around the world

As Pope Francis took the stage in Iqaluit Friday night, a person in the crowd held up this sign urging him to rescind the Catholic Church’s Doctine of Discovery, issued in the 1500s and which is widely blamed for helping lead to colonialism around the world. (Photo by Emma Tranter)