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Pond Inlet MLA asks how community can seek benefits for cruise ship traffic – CBC

Jun 14, 2022

1000s of visitors are set to visit Pond Inlet over the summer by cruise ship

Pond Inlet MLA Karen Nutarak is worried about an influx of visitors into her home community of about 1,600.

Cruise ships carrying about 4,800 passengers are expected to call this summer in Pond Inlet, Nunavut, which lies at the eastern entry to the Northwest Passage.

That’s after a two-year break due to COVID-19, which led to a ban on cruise ships in Canadian Arctic waters.

This year, Nutarak wants to make sure Pond Inlet residents benefit more from the return of cruise ships.

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