Emergency response group rallies to ensure Iqaluit fire containment and food supply

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Five firefighters began the job of containing the early-morning blaze that continued burning throughout the day at Iqaluit’s NorthMart warehouse. By 2 p.m. the warehouse had been demolished and the main grocery area was to be inspected to determine the state of the building. At the fire’s peak, fire chief Nelson Johnson said at an...
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Michele LeTourneau
Michele LeTourneau first arrived at NNSL's headquarters in Yellowknife in1998, with a BA honours in Theatre. For four years she documented the arts across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Following a very short stint as a communications officer with the Government of the Northwest Territories, Michele spent a decade at a community-based environmental monitoring board in the mining industry, where she worked with Inuit, Chipewyan, Tlicho, Yellowknives Dene and Metis elders to help develop traditional knowledge and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit contributions for monitoring and management plans. She rejoined NNSL and moved to Iqaluit in May 2014 to write for Nunavut News. Michele has received a dozen awards for her work with NNSL.