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Jul 4, 2022
Government headquarters in Nunavut community were destroyed by fire in March
More than three months after a fire destroyed the Government of Nunavut’s local headquarters in Gjoa Haven, the hamlet is still waiting for a new office to get up and running.
No injuries were reported in the March 26 fire, but some GN services were disrupted. The motor vehicles division headquarters, for example, lost access to its information system.
“One has to understand that everything was lost, and not only just for the motor vehicle staff but the other department staff, they lost everything … it was quite devastating,” said James Demcheson, acting director of motor vehicle services.
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