Garbage collection delayed in Iqaluit, but help is on the way
City reports a backup truck is being mobilized to help with collections
Extreme cold weather has led to a delay in garbage collection in Iqaluit.
In a news release Wednesday, the city advised that plunging temperatures have affected its garbage truck operations.
It indicated a backup garbage truck is being mobilized and is expected to be operational sometime Wednesday or Thursday to assist with overdue collections.
The temperature in Iqaluit Wednesday was -28 C, with a wind chill of -32 C in the afternoon, according to Environment and Climate Change Canada. Thursday’s forecast includes a high of -27 C.
The release did not indicate how many homes or businesses have been affected by the delay.