Nunavut government to close Iqaluit offices Wednesday due to water shutdown
Essential services like Qikiqtani General Hospital and the city’s mental health treatment centre will remain open
Most Government of Nunavut offices in Iqaluit will be closed Wednesday while crews replace valves in the city’s water distribution system, resulting in the shutdown of the city’s water supply from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Government owned and leased buildings will close all day Wednesday, when water pumps to the buildings will be shut off, a GN news release said Tuesday.
During the day-long shutdown, sprinkler systems will be offline, though fire alarm systems will still be able to notify the fire department, the GN said.
Emergency services will remain open all day Wednesday, including those provided at Qikiqtani General Hospital, the Akausisarvik Mental Health Treatment Centre, the Qulliq Energy Corp. power plant and correctional facilities in the city.
The COVID-19 hotline remains open as will health IT support services and the family wellness office.
The RCMP’s Iqaluit detachment will also be closing its front-counter to non-urgent needs on Wednesday, police said this week.
GN and RCMP offices are expected to reopen on Thursday at 8:30 am.