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Five Nunavut hamlets bring water licences into line with federal standards – Nunatsiaq News

February 27, 2015

“There is still more work to do,” minister says

Nunavut’s minister of Community and Government Services, Tom Sammurtok, happily announced a small victory Feb. 26 in the big struggle to bring the waste management and water use practices of Nunavut hamlet’s into compliance with their water licences.

The federal department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, which oversees and enforces the licenses, recently withdrew warning letters to five hamlets that were not complying with their permits.

They are Taloyoak, Gjoa Haven, Cape Dorset, Hall Beach and Kimmirut, Sammurtok told MLAs in Nunavut’s legislative assembly.

“A tremendous amount of work has been done to put together a strategy that will benefit all municipalities,” Sammurtok said.

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