City of Iqaluit warns people to be mindful of fox traps

Fox traps must not be within a 1.6-km radius of any building or infrastructure; it is also illegal to tamper with traps

The City of Iqaluit is warning people to be aware of fox traps around the city. It also issued a reminder that pets must be leashed and for parents to be mindful of their children’s safety when on the land. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

The City of Iqaluit is reminding people to be cautious when out on the land because there are fox traps in the area.

In a news release Tuesday, the city asked people to make sure their pets and children are cautious as well. According to domestic animal control bylaws, animals must be leashed and controlled at all times.

Hunters and trappers must avoid putting traps within a 1.6-kilometre radius of any building or structure, according to the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement.

It is illegal to spring or interfere with set traps, the city’s release stated.

For more information, contact the local wildlife office at 867-975-7700.

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(5) Comments:

  1. Posted by Who do you Call on

    If your dog gets injured, who do you call? Bylaw or wildlife office. Someone else? It would be good information to have.

    • Posted by enosamm on

      A vet.

      • Posted by G-man Choi on

        Are there vets here in town, I heard there wasn’t.

  2. Posted by Maq-Pat on

    Nunavut Agreement section 5.7.17 guarantees Inuit Right of Access for harvesting to anywhere in Nunavut except: Military’s Areas, small private land plots (less than 1 mile sq), old private land spots (private since before June 1993), and “any place within a radius of one mile of any building, structure or other facility on lands under a surface lease, an agreement for sale or owned in fee simple”.

    This does not mean Inuit can’t trap in those places, it only means the government is allowed to ban trapping in those areas. I’m not sure if they have banned trapping where they can.

    The radar sites and wind measuring tower pushes that 1.601 KM radius to be well over three KM from Iqaluit/Apex. I don’t know if their are private cabins with valid leases (which would get their own radius, pushing it further).

    Would it be to much for the city to publish a map?

    • Posted by Barry on

      Would it be to much for the city to publish a map?
      Yes, it is too much for the city to do. There are too many positions with no permanent staff.

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