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Iqaluit residents want public inquiry into government’s handling of water crisis

Latest crisis now two weeks old


January 27, 2022
By Ground Water Canada

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Iqaluit, Nunavut – As the city continues to deal with its ongoing water crisis, some residents are calling for a public inquiry about how government officials have dealt with the issue. Although a third-party review of the territorial government’s handling of the crisis is being initiated, some Iqaluit residents figure it’s not enough, claiming it lacks the transparency of a public inquiry. Iqaluit endured a two-month-long water emergency in late 2021, but reports of a fuel smell in the city’s treated water in mid-January has led to a boil-water advisory. Nunatsiaq News report | READ MORE