Three Nunavut communities get some Canada 150 cash

Municipal officials in three Nunavut communities learned Dec. 21 that the federal government had given them Christmas presents in the form of infrastructure funding.

The City of Iqaluit received the largest amount from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program. The money—$699,915—will help pay for two projects.

The first project will upgrade the Arnaitok complex, which houses the city’s arena, fire department, city council chambers and some municipal offices. The federal government is contributing $359,200, while the City will pay $101,785, for work that includes the installation of a new boiler and heat exchange system to provide a clean-energy upgrade to a system originally installed in the 1960s.

Read more at Nunatsiaq Online