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Local state of emergency lifted in Pangnirtung

01 May 2015

Emergency Bulletin 

Local state of emergency lifted in Pangnirtung 

Today, the Hamlet of Pangnirtung officially lifted the state of emergency issued on April 2, 2015, as a result of a fire at the power plant that caused sustained, community-wide power outages. 

The efforts of the Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC), the Government of Nunavut (GN) and the Hamlet of Pangnirtung, led to an immediate, coordinated emergency response to restore power to the community as soon as possible. 

QEC has successfully implemented a mid-term power solution in Pangnirtung to provide full, stable power to all residences and buildings. 

The GN and QEC would like to commend the Hamlet of Pangnirtung on its excellent response to this community emergency. Their efforts in coordinating the local emergency response ensured that residents were kept safe and warm during power outages, and informed throughout the local state of emergency. 

In addition, the GN and QEC would like to thank all organizations and local, territorial and federal partners that ensured a rapid and effective response to this situation. 

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Media Contact: 

Hillary Casey
Information Officer 
Nunavut Emergency Management
867-975-5342
hcasey@gov.nu.ca