PM plays defence NUNAVUT NEWS/NORTH - A game of floor hockey at Nakasuk School Aug. 25 spoke volumes about Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Nunavut leg of his Northern tour.
He played defence with a team of the country's best – Olympic gold medallists Hayley Wickenheiser, Charles Hamelin, and Kaillie Humphries. The following day, he did the same, performing target practice at York Sound with Canada's Armed Forces during Operation Nanook.
Hellfire descends on Iqaluit dump NUNAVUT NEWS/NORTH - With boots on the ground and hoses in hand, dump fire specialists Hellfire Suppression Services of Alberta started attacking Iqaluit's now notorious landfill fire more than three months after it started burning.
On Aug. 28, six Hellfire crew members, two city firefighters, and crews using Tower Arctic's heavy equipment started fighting the fire, which has been burning since May 20.
An Olympic-sized donation NUNAVUT NEWS/NORTH - If the youth of Iqaluit needed some motivation to get active, there was never a better way than on Aug. 25 at Nakasuk School.
Hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser, bobsledder Kaillie Humphries and speedskater Charles Hamelin, all Olympic gold medalists for Canada, were in the city for a big day of announcements and fun for the city.
Funding preserves Nunavut broadband NUNAVUT NEWS/NORTH - Last week in Pond Inlet Prime Minister Stephen Harper re-affirmed the federal government’s commitment to developing broadband access in Nunavut.
Approximately $50 million is earmarked for Nunavut and Nunavik in the federal plan to spend $305 million over five years nation-wide under the Connecting Canadians fund.