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Nunavik faces big backlog for infrastructure repairs – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 201930 Views

20 September, 2019

“We always receive very good service from the Ministry of Public Works, but there is insufficient funding”

KUUJJUAQ—Jeannie Nungak, Nunavik’s regional councillor for Kangirsuk, received some good news last week when she heard that funding had been secured to knock down the community’s arena, which has been an eyesore since it was badly damaged by fire in April.

She also received some bad news: funding for a new arena probably won’t be flowing any time soon.

Paul Parsons, the Kativik Regional Government’s director of public works, told regional councillors on Sept. 11 that a plan to build a new arena for the community was deemed “eventual.”

“For a new arena, that’s still going to be something we’ll work with the Northern Village on,” Parsons said. “That’ll be quite expensive to replace this.”

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