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Water rationing in Grise Fiord to end this summer after tank repair

High Arctic hamlet has had use of only 1 of its 2 water tanks for nearly 7 months

Crews have landed in Grise Fiord to fix the hamlet’s leaking water tank, which will end several months of water conservation there by later this summer. “It’s a weight off of everybody,” said Daryl Dibblee, the hamlet’s senior administrative officer. Only one of the two water tanks that serves Grise Fiord has been in use...

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Arctic scientist named to Order of Canada

John England helped establish Canada’s northernmost park, on Ellesmere Island

Arctic scientist and naturalist John England is invested into the Order of Canada by Gov. Gen. Mary Simon at a ceremony at Rideau Hall on Friday. An advocate for Arctic science and policy, England was named an Officer of Canada for his more than 50 years of research on the impact of environmental change on the Canadian Arctic Archipelago and for his role in establishing Quttinirpaaq National Park, the country’s northernmost park, on Ellesmere Island. England was one of 23 Canadians named to the Order this year. (Photo courtesy of Sgt. Mathieu St-Amour/Office of the Secretary of the Gov. Gen.)

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