Included in Nunavut’s 2023-24 budget, tabled in February, are direct payments to help offset the cost of the federal carbon tax. Finance Minister Lorne Kusugak said at the time it was to help ensure climate change initiatives don’t create bigger economic barriers for Nunavummiut. (Photo by Meral Jamal)
Government of Nunavut says increase is due to elimination of carbon tax rebate
Retail fuel prices across the territory are set to increase April 1. Prices for gasoline, diesel, home heating oil, aviation fuel and a few other fuels will increase due to the elimination of the carbon tax rebate for fuel, the Government of Nunavut announced Friday. The new prices are as follows in all communities except...
Woodward’s MT Kitikmeot W fuel tanker sits in the Iqaluit deepsea port in December. The port also was used by the MT Qikiqtaaluk W. that same month. On Sept. 9, the Iqaluit deepsea port was granted substantial completion status, meaning it is ready for use and will be fully operational for this year’s upcoming sealift season, said GN spokesperson Weichien Chan in an email Friday. “We are currently working with stakeholders to finalize the operations plan, which we expect to be in place well before the first ship arrives,” Chan said. Sealift operations were not relocated to the new port after substantial completion in 2022, as it “would have caused a major disruption to sealift operations” forcing carriers NEAS and NSSI to relocate their sheds, equipment and operational tools to the port in the midst of sealift season, Chan said. (Photo courtesy of the Government of Nunavut)
Makivik Corp. president Pita Aatami, right, stops by the Nunatsiaq News booth at the Northern Lights conference and trade show Feb. 11 in Ottawa to offer publisher Michael Roberts congratulations on the newspaper’s 50th anniversary. Nunatsiaq News began in 1973 as a newsletter called Inukshuk. (Photo by Julia Roberts)