Power outage planned for Sunday in Iqaluit

Four-hour outage needed to install equipment

Qulliq Energy Corporation announced a planned power outage in Iqaluit on Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon. (Map courtesy of QEC)

By Andrea Sakiyama Kennedy

Residents in Iqaluit can expect to be kept in the dark a little longer on Sunday morning.

Qulliq Energy Corp. announced Friday there will be a planned power outage in part of Iqaluit on Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon. The outage is required to allow for installation of safety equipment to the distribution system.

On its website, QEC offers tips for preparing for a power outage, which include ensuring cellphones are fully charged, flashlights are in good working order, and replacement batteries are on hand.

During the outage, QEC also recommends refrigerators or freezers remain closed as much as possible to avoid food spoilage, and camp stoves or barbecues should never be used inside to due to the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

For more information, contact Qulliq Energy at 866-710-4200.


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  1. Posted by enosamm on

    Kept in the dark, so clever. QEC is very good at keeping people in the dark and running things like they are in the dark ages, have you heard their stance on renewable power sources? That interview on CBC sounded like it was done in the 80’s.


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