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Around Nunavut: City's Finance Department now at new address

New City Hall Iqaluit
Iqaluit's City Hall, Trevor Wright/NNSL Photo.

Harvesters Support Program issues annual funding call to Qikiqtani Inuit


The Qikiqtani Inuit Association has issued a call for the Nunavut Harvesters Support
Program (NHSP) funding.

Funding is available for the following:
Community Hunt: costs for fuel and food for each harvester participating in a community hunt;

Small equipment: up to 50 per cent of equipment costs (includes shipping) to a maximum of $500 per application and $1,000 per household each fiscal year for harvesting tools/equipment;

Safety equipment: up to 50 per cent of equipment costs (includes shipping) to a maximum of $500 per application and $1,000 per household each fiscal year for safety equipment used for harvesting;

Disaster relief: up to 75 per cent of the replacement cost, for any major harvesting
equipment lost in an accident or disaster. Up to $6,000 for an ATV, $7,000 for a snowmobile or outboard motor, or $10,000 for a boat.

Any Qikiqtani Inuit 16 years of age or older, enrolled in the Nunavut Agreement who takes part in traditional harvesting activity is eligible.

Households must not have already exceeded the annual funding limit ($1,000) in the
applicable fiscal year.

Black History Month events continue


There remain a number of Black History Month events coming up in Nunavut’s capital.

This includes the conclusion of the Black History Month Film Festival, with the screening of
Haiti, the Blueprint of Black Power taking place at 6 p.m., March 11 at the Astro Theatre.

There will also be a community fashion show at the Aqsarniit Hotel on March 14, with more details to come about this event closer to the day. Check out the Nunavut Black History
Society Facebook page for future updates on this event.

City’s Finance Department now at new address


The City of Iqaluit's Finance Department is now located and operating at 1085 Mivvik St.
All City business operations, including in-person payments that formerly took place at 901 Nunavut Dr. will now be operating at the new address.
Those offices are now closed to allow for renovations and accessibility upgrades. Residents will continue to have access to the arena.
Meetings at city hall continue to be closed to the public until further notice. Residents can livestream city council and committee meetings on the City's YouTube channel.

Small engine repair class being held

Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

The Ilitaqsiniq Nunavut Literacy Council funded by the Kitikmeot Inuit Association is hosting a 10-day small engine repair workshop for Cambridge Bay residents ages 18 plus.

There are a maximum limit of 10 participants, all skill levels are welcome to apply.
Subjects discussed during the workshop will consist of:

Learning about small engines;

Snowmobile repair;

Learning regular maintenance on two- and four-stroke engines;

Rebuilding small engines;

The workshop will go on for 10 days from March 8 to 17, the deadline to apply is March 4 by 5 p.m.

Those who are interested can email or call 867-983-6428.

Food Centre hosting Culinary Skills Training Program


The Qajuqturvik Community Food Centre is looking for new program participants in it’s Pre-Employment Culinary Skills Training Program.

It is a 12 to 15 week paid course that focuses on food service skills and safety, WHMIS
(Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) and mindfulness. Participants will be paid $16 per hour and are expected to have 100 per cent attendance.

People are invited to visit Building 655 from Sunday to Thursday 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. to fill out or drop off an application to this program.

For more information, contact the food centre at 867-979-4863 or email