Plastic bottles from Iqaluit water crisis bound for recycling in Montreal

Eight sea cans of plastic bottles will be shipped off on the first sealift ship arriving in Iqaluit by end of month

Eight sea cans full of plastic bottles left over from Iqaluit’s water crisis last year will be sent for recycling to Montreal by the end of July. The water bottles were used in Nunavut’s capital last fall when fuel contamination in the municipal water supply prevented approximately 8,000 Iqalummiut from drinking tap water for two...

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Sky-high training for search-and-rescue workers

Master Cpl. Denis Abazovic (right), a search and rescue technician from 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron, sits next to Saroomie Manik, a local Civil Air Search and Rescue Association spotter onboard a CC-130H Hercules aircraft in Resolute Bay. The two were participating in a Canadian Armed Forces search-and-rescue exercise involving bundle drops, parachuting and spotter training last week near Resolute Bay, Pond Inlet, and Sanirajak. Spotters are the search team’s “eyes in the sky,” responsible for visually locating the targets of a search operation. (Photo courtesy of Capt.. Graeme Scott / Canadian Armed Forces).


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.)