Nunavut nets funds from the Oceans Protection Plan

From left: Nunavut Transportation Minister David Akeeagok, federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau and Qikiqtani Inuit Association President P.J. Akeeagok stand before a National Aerial Surveillance Program Dash-7 plane after an announcement in Iqaluit on Wednesday, August 14. Garneau made several announcements connected to Canada’s Oceans Protections Plan, including funding for coastal environmental research, for community harbours in Grise Fiord and Resolute Bay, and for capacity building for QIA and the Nunavut Impact Review Board to help with “longer-term participation in engagement activities linked to Oceans Protection Plan initiatives or Canada’s marine safety system,” according to a federal news release. See our story later at (Photo by Kahlan Miron)

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