Nunatsiaq News Headlines – Feb 09 2023

Nunatsiaq News Headlines

Posted By: RobertS
Date: Thursday, 9-Feb-2023 14:35:54

Nunatsiaq News Headlines
Nunavut RegionUpdatedBaffinland financing plan to go back to Steensby
Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. plans to begin work on its Steensby Inlet rail project by the end of the year, if it can secure the funds.Ontario firm signs $67M deal to provide satellite internet to Nunavut businessesGalaxy Broadband Communications Inc. has struck a $67-million deal to provide satellite internet service to businesses in the territory.Nunavut and Newfoundland and Labrador to partner on several fronts
Premiers from both jurisdictions signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday morning to collaborate and partner on different areas of interest, including fisheries, tourism and internet connectivity.It also spells out a commitment to collaborate on natural resource development, health care, social development, language, wellness, climate change and transportation, and commits to strengthen the skilled labour workforce in both jurisdictions through education and training.Nunavik RegionIsuarsivik spends 2022 Arctic Inspiration $1M prize on land equipment, staffLast year’s Arctic Inspiration Prize brought an exciting opportunity for George Kauki and Sarah May.They work for the Isuarsivik Regional Recovery Centre as Inuit values and practices co-ordinators.Premiers disappointed as Trudeau offers health plan lower than requested
Canada’s premiers expressed disappointment Tuesday after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a plan to boost annual health-care funding that didn’t meet their desired goal.Understanding James BayThe Cree Nation’s plans for developing protected areas in James Bay took a giant leap forward last summer when two major expeditions gathered extensive data about its mysterious waters.Iqaluit RegionTheatre offers Iqaluit youth chance to learn about social issues
Iqaluit youth have the chance to explore social issues through the dramatic arts with a new theatre workshop.Iqaluit’s Arctic Winter Games parade rescheduled for SaturdayNunavut athletes back from the Arctic Winter Games will get their parade after all.The City of Iqaluit announced Wednesday the parade will take place Saturday, beginning at 2 p.m. The original plan was to hold a parade last weekend, but that was cancelled due to bad weather.Iqaluit water service restored after shutdowns Monday, over weekend
Iqaluit’s second water emergency in three days has been resolved, according to a news release issued by the city Monday afternoon.At about 11:45 a.m. Monday, the city advised of an immediate emergency water shutdown for Lower Iqaluit and the area around Sivumugiaq Street (formerly Federal Road), after a system break caused a sewer backup in the legislative assembly.

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