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Around Nunavut: Food coalition calls for proposals

Twenty-nine Arviat residents are currently infected with Covid-19, according to the Government of Nunavut. Pixabay image

Nunavut Food Security Coalition calls for proposals


The Nunavut Food Security Coalition is now accepting proposals for projects that will
address food security in Nunavut for 2021-22.
Societies, municipal organizations and non-profit organizations can apply for funding for projects that:

Contribute to the development and/or continuation of a food security project;
Aim to increase the ability of Nunavummiut to improve their own food security through life and food skills development;

Encourage parents and children to learn and build food and life skills together; Reduce barriers to food access.
The deadline to apply is March 15 at 5 p.m. EST.

For an application package, organizations are asked to contact Myna Kiguktak, Community Engagement Planner at or call 867-975-5212.

Road closure and traffic detour in Plateau


Residents of the Plateau are advised by the City of Iqaluit of a road closure that started on
Feb. 17 and will last until Mar. 3 to allow repairs to the water infrastructure.

Pingua Street from buildings 5016 to 5020 will be closed to traffic both ways.

Residents are advised to detour around the affected area and the affected area itself will be open only to local residents as crews work to make repairs.

The City issued a public service announcement thanking residents for their understanding.

Reminder to exercise caution around power lines


The Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) made an announcement Feb. 16 to remind
Nunavummiut to be more cautious around power lines in the territory, especially while
operating motor vehicles, including ATVs and snow mobiles.

They want people to remember the following to avoid power outages or serious injury or death:

Keep a minimum distance of three meters from power lines; Keep a safe driving distance away from the base of power poles – QEC has installed bright orange coverings on guy wires in certain high traffic areas.

Equipment supporting power poles like guy wires or cribs may be covered in snow;

Do not push snow towards the base of power poles or create high snow piles near overhead powerlines.

Women Playing Hamlet set to hit the stage March 11


Tickets are now on sale for the Iqaluit Community Events’ production of Women Playing Hamlet, by William Missouri Downs, starring and directed by Bibi Bilodeau.

The majority of the shows taking place from March 11, 12 and 13 are for ages 19 plus,
however there will be an all-ages matinee show on March 13.

They will be hosted at the Frobisher Inn with doors opening 7 p.m. and the show itself 8 p.m. each night. The all-ages matinee show on March 13 will start at 2 p.m. with doors opening at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online via eventbrite for $50, the link to buy tickets can be found on the Iqaluit Community Events’ Facebook page.

This year, they are raising money for the Iqaluit Music Society’s Accordion Club, which will go towards purchasing new accordions for youth in the community.

Camosun College offering bridging program for physical education


The Northern Compass and Camosun College offering a bridging program for the Exercise
and Wellness Access Program, specifically for Northern Grade 12 graduates between 18
and 25 years of age who are interested in recreation or physical activity related post-
secondary education.

The program will run full-time remotely for 16 weeks starting March 15 and will give students one-on-one support to help them prepare for said program.
Camosun College can help those who do not have internet access at home.

This program is geared to get students ready for attending the college program itself in the fall.

Those who are interested can reach out to or they can call or
leave a message toll-free at 1-866-212-2307.

Work stalls on school calendars


The Iqaluit District Education Authority (IDEA) would like to inform people that the
Government of Nunavut’s Department of Education’s work on the 2021-22 and 2022-23
school calendars for Inuksuk, Joamie, Aqsarniit and Nakashuk schools cannot be finalized as proposed as of Feb. 18.

With the approval and ratification of Bill 25, the determination process for school calendars has been removed from District Education Authorities (DEA).

The Department of Education will now propose three calendar options to the DEAs to adopt with parent approval.

These options will dictate when schools open and close for the holidays as well as determine the days professional development will take place.

The newly proposed calendar options won’t be available ‘until a few weeks from now’,
according to the IDEA’s Facebook page.