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Fuel spills near Nunavut elder-care facility under renovation –

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201888 Views

June 14, 2018
Baker Lake’s Martha Taliruq Centre has been shuttered since March

Fuel oil has been spilled near the community of Baker Lake’s elder-care centre, the Government of Nunavut said on June 12.

The GN did not indicate the size of the spill, saying only that the departments of Community and Government Services, Environment and Health “are working closely with a consultant to ensure minimal impact on the community and environment.”

The announcement about the spill came one day after Baker Lake MLA Simeon Mikkungwak stood up in the territorial legislature to ask the health minister when the centre would be reopened.

The Martha Taliruq Centre, which closed March 31, had provided care for elders over many years, and offered local jobs in the community of about 2,000, Mikkungwak said.

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