City of Iqaluit distributing water jugs

Iqaluit Mayor Kenny Bell, right, helps distribute jugs of water at the Arctic Winter Games Arena parking lot on Thursday, following the arrival of several thousand litres of of drinkable water on an afternoon flight. There is a second water distribution centre set up at the Arnaitok Arena parking lot. Both centres are open from 3:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. Residents are able to take four litres per household. Residents were told earlier in the week to not drink tap water because of potential fuel contamination. (Photo by Mélanie Ritchot)

A long lineup for water in Iqaluit

About 50 Iqaluit residents line up with water jugs at a fill station by the library around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, following the arrival of the first water truck of the day. The water at the fill station is being pumped from a nearby river, following Tuesday’s announcement that the city’s tap water may be contaminated by fuel. Residents are being advised to not drink tap water, and to boil water from the river before drinking it. (Photo by Mélanie Ritchot)


No investigation into Iqaluit ATV fire

Fire department received calls for the fire at around 1:15 p.m.

Smoke billows from a charred ATV after it was doused by the Iqaluit fire department near the Road to Nowhere Monday afternoon. It took about 20 minutes to douse the fire, there were no injuries and there is no police investigation, said city spokesperson Geoff Byrne in an email. (Photo by David Venn)


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ᓄᓇᓕᐸᐅᔭᐃᑦ ᑭᓱᓕᕆᔭᒃᓴᖃᙱᓗᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ‘ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖃᑎᖃᓪᓚᕆᒡᓗᑎᒃ’ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᒃᑎᑦᑎᕙᙱᓐᓂᕐᒥᒃ, ᒪᐃᔭ ᑭᐊᓂ ᐱᐊᓪ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᕐᑐᖅ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᔪᖄᓪᓚᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᑉ ᓄᙳᐊᓂ