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Nunavut MLAs keep pressing for community airport upgrades – Nunatsiaq News

ED&T minister George Kuksuk says government trying to prioritize

March 10, 2014

Two Nunavut MLAs have urged the government to start putting money into their aging community airports.

At the Nunavut legislative sssembly March 7, South Baffin MLA David Joanasie and Aivilik MLA Steve Mapsalak grilled Economic Development and Transportation Minister George Kuksuk about when they can expect upgrades to their community airports.

Joanasie said Kimmirut’s airport is “one of the most challenging airports in the entire country” and its airstrip needs to be relocated.

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