Gov­ern­ment an­nounces fund­ing for Iqaluit port

Cape Breton Post - - CANADA -

IQALUIT, Nu­navut — For decades, high tide has been rush hour in Iqaluit as fish­er­men and hun­ters scram­ble to run their boats up on shore and an­chor them be­fore the sea ebbs. “All the boaters and hun­ters start to come in all at once,” deputy Iqaluit mayor Si­mon Nat­taq said through a trans­la­tor . “Some­times it can get pretty dan­ger­ous.” Those days may be­come a thing of the past. The fed­eral gov­ern­ment on Thurs­day com­mit­ted up to $64 mil­lion to fi­nance a deep­wa­ter port, which has been at the top of Nu­navut’s wish list for years. “I’m glad it’s in my life­time,” laughed trans­porta­tion min­is­ter Mon­ica Ell.

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