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Old Posted Sep 5, 2018, 10:54 PM
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Has anyone heard anything about the Nanisivik Naval Facility? i.e. is it Under Construction? I haven't been able to find any current information on it.
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Has anyone heard anything about the Nanisivik Naval Facility? i.e. is it Under Construction? I haven't been able to find any current information on it.
News article yesterday:

http://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article...s_arctic_work/
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^Finally!! They were talking about that when I was living there back in 2005. Then the idea to switch to Kimmurit, then back and I'm sure a bunch more drama. It's been far too long a process.
I still think Kimmurit was the better site. The Shipping season would be longer.
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Old Posted Sep 12, 2018, 4:38 PM
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The cooperation required to get this built a year ahead of schedule must have been something.

I remember the projects I worked on and having to have design done in March in order to get everything on the barge by June.

Usually ended up using 2 shipping seasons to get enough product up for the schools.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north...pens-1.4819585
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Whistle Bend - residential subdivision, population 8000 - Whitehorse - Phase 1 UNDER CONSTRUCTION, Phase 2 Approved
Population growth wise, adding a subdivision for 8,000 people in the Yukon would be the equivalent of building a new city of 3 million in Ontario.
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Old Posted Nov 8, 2018, 7:59 PM
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North Mart in Iqluit is burning down. This is going to be devastating for the community.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north...N_nL0V2g0HQIvE
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North Mart in Iqluit is burning down. This is going to be devastating for the community.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north...N_nL0V2g0HQIvE

Oh wow that's huge. I'm sure there are more options than when I lived there 15 years ago, but I'm guessing not by a whole lot. North Mart was above and beyond everything else by a large margin. Sounds like it held much of the Sea Lift goods too - hopefully that wasn't all destroyed.

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The fire is one of several blazes — also affecting debris beside the store and multiple vehicles — reported Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, all in the same area.

RCMP, and municipal enforcement and firefighters are all attending to them. The city says 18 firefighters attended five fires, with three of them being car fires.
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Old Posted Nov 9, 2018, 5:07 PM
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Oh wow that's huge. I'm sure there are more options than when I lived there 15 years ago, but I'm guessing not by a whole lot. North Mart was above and beyond everything else by a large margin. Sounds like it held much of the Sea Life goods too - hopefully that wasn't all destroyed.

This is troubling too:
Sounds like the retail building was lost, the ware house may have survived. The last sea lift was just in and things were moving off the beach. So some stuff will get out. But it will be a couple of years to rebuild. Have not heard from our Iqaluit office yet. There appears to be warehouse space in town. and some space out near the airport.

It does appear that this was arson though, based on early reports.
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That's terrible, what a monster would do this in a community like that where importing goods is a challenge.
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Sounds like the retail building was lost, the ware house may have survived. The last sea lift was just in and things were moving off the beach. So some stuff will get out. But it will be a couple of years to rebuild. Have not heard from our Iqaluit office yet. There appears to be warehouse space in town. and some space out near the airport.

It does appear that this was arson though, based on early reports.
I believe CBC News is reporting arrests have been made.
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Old Posted Nov 9, 2018, 10:40 PM
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I believe CBC News is reporting arrests have been made.
It sounds like the retail portion survived but damaged.
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