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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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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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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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I believe CBC News is reporting arrests have been made.
It sounds like the retail portion survived but damaged.
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Wish it was more money, but it's a great start!

Feds announce $3.5M to reduce diesel consumption in the North
$220,000 will help pay for Nihtat Corporation to study the possibility of a Beaufort Delta wood pellet plant
CBC News | March 5, 2019

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The government of Canada has announced $3.5 million in funding to help two Nihtat Corporation projects cut diesel costs and reduce fossil fuel use in the North.

Of that, $3.3 million will allow three businesses in Inuvik and Iqaluit, and 32 residential units in Inuvik to develop enough combined solar power and battery storage to run almost exclusively on solar energy during spring and summer months. The businesses include Northmarts in Iqaluit and Inuvik, and the Mackenzie Hotel in Inuvik.

The 1.25 megawatts of solar power is expected to cut diesel consumption in the communities by at least 380,000 litres per year, the government stated in a press release Tuesday.

The residential rate payers involved will see real savings.

"This equates to an average savings of over $2,000 a year for each household," said Jozef Carnogursky, Nihtat Corporation president in Inuvik.

For the 32 homes combined, there's a predicted savings of $1.6 million over 25 years he said.
Full story: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north...orth-1.5043614



In other news...

Astro Hill Place - Iqaluit


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north...-lot-1.4943584


Astro Hill Gate - Iqaluit


https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north...-lot-1.4943584


and plans for another 32-unit apartment building in the same area called Astro Hill Lofts! Great to see so much development in Iqaluit.
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That rendering of Astro Hill Place looks extremely... out of place. Can't see that much glass being practical or the parking lot ever looking that pristine (much less the car on the right existing in Iqaluit!).
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Astro hill gate looks like it would work in Iqaluit but I agree the retail looks really out of place especially at Astro hill.
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As for wood pellets in the Beaufort. May work. But the cost of the pellets must be very low to work. Yukon correction centre has a wood boiler system. the stopped using it I believe because the cost of the pellets. They were coming for High Level Ab.
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That rendering of Astro Hill Place looks extremely... out of place. Can't see that much glass being practical or the parking lot ever looking that pristine (much less the car on the right existing in Iqaluit!).
I mean, if Nuuk Greenland can do it, and do it wayyyy better, then Iqaluit can at least do this.
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Canada commits to connecting Iqaluit to fibre optic internet

Feds will contribute $151 million to lay undersea cable across Davis Strait

https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/articl...ptic-internet/
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Canada commits to connecting Iqaluit to fibre optic internet

Feds will contribute $151 million to lay undersea cable across Davis Strait

https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/articl...ptic-internet/
It's really great that Iqaluit is getting hooked up to high-speed internet! This is going to be one massive step towards improving the economic situation of Nunuvuts capital. I hope the new port will drive down the costs to import materials to build more (high quality) housing. One thing the feds might want to invest in would be a massive public storage house so that building materials are not degraded in the weather before being used. This coupled with enforcement of the National Building Code and allowing people to own land (which in the beginning would involve distributing land to everyone) would improve housing stock quality dramatically. And finally, more affordable housing units are needed for Iqaulit's massive homeless problem.

I'm just some white asshole, and I don't know all of the ins and outs of this kind of stuff. This being said, I think Iqaluit has lots of untapped potential. Instead of being spread out over many little hamlets because the government put them and their families there back in the day, the native people of the north will move to the capital. The mecca of the Inuit that will provide economic opportunities unheard of in their little home towns.

I see many industries that could bring Iqaulit money, it's just that the infrastructure is not there yet. Food prices are high despite government subsidies. Rent is expensive beacuse it costs too much to build new units. But if these problems are resolved, here are some industries that could exist in the city:
  • Coast Gaurd / Navy base for patrolling the Northwest Passage (Will get very busy in the future)
  • Database hub (If cheap electricity could be developed)
  • Tourism (Including an arctic casino)
  • Cargo flight refuelling, crew swap, and sorting (Like Anchorage)
  • Cold weather testing for various machines (Autos, planes...)
  • Winter warfare training for various nations
  • Cargo shipping hub (For NWP) (Very expensive)
  • Oil and Gas (Although the people there are against it)
  • Onshore and Offshore wind (if there was a grid connection to large market)

Are there any other industries that could work in Iqaluit?
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