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Igloolik ‘desperate’ for proper garage to maintain new fire truck – Nunatsiaq News

Jul 6, 2022

A new fire truck may soon be on its way to Igloolik, but there isn’t a proper maintenance garage there to work on it or on the hamlet’s other emergency and service vehicles.

“It’s just a really bad situation,” said Greg Morash, the hamlet’s chief administrative officer.

The fire truck is scheduled to arrive on the sealift, later this year.

Morash said Igloolik is in “desperate” need of a new maintenance garage, to provide a climate-controlled place to service all its heavy equipment and emergency vehicles.

He said he’s been seeking funding for a new maintenance garage since 2017, and estimates it would cost $8.4 million, factoring in rising construction costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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