Nunatsiaq Online
NEWS: Nunavut August 19, 2016 - 11:45 am

CanNor gives money to Nunavut co-ops for improved fuel delivery

Co-ops in Whale Cove, Chesterfield to be brought into compliance with GN fuel contracts

NUNATSIAQ NEWS
The Issatik Co-op in Whale Cove is among two in the Kivalliq region to receive money for upgrades from CanNor. (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ACL)
The Issatik Co-op in Whale Cove is among two in the Kivalliq region to receive money for upgrades from CanNor. (PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ACL)

Co-ops in Whale Cove and Chesterfield Inlet wll receive money from the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency to upgrade garages used for fuel delivery trucks.

The money, a total of $373,000, will pay to upgrade and expand building sites at the Issatik Co-operative Ltd. in Whale Cove and the Pitsiulak Co-operative Ltd. in Chesterfield Inlet to ensure the safe storage and year-round maintenance of two fuel delivery trucks.

These improvements will reduce oil spills and improve worker safety, which will help both co-operatives maintain their eligibility for a 10-year fuel distribution contract with the Government of Nunavut, an Aug. 18 government release said.

In Whale Cove, CanNor is providing $200,500, with the Issatik Co-op adding $94,300 and Arctic Co-operatives Ltd. $402,203, for a total of $697,003.

In Chesterfield Inlet, CanNor is providing $172,500, with the Pitsiulak Co-op Ltd adding $43,054 and ACL $1,892, for a total of $217,446.

“Funding support by CanNor is invaluable in ensuring compliance with garaging requirements as specified by Fuel Delivery Contracts awarded by the GN,” said Jack Ediger, the ACL’s vice-president for member management services, in the release.

The GN contracts will also help secure jobs, provide training opportunities for Inuit, and support the delivery of diesel to the communities’ power plants and potential mines nearby the release said.

“Supporting economic development is more than just investing—it is about adding value to a larger idea that ultimately will benefit a whole community in multiple ways. Our support to these co-operatives is more than just upgrading their garage facilities—it is about helping these local Inuit businesses thrive and give back to their communities through jobs, training opportunities, and services,” said Navdeep Bains, the minister responsible for CanNor, in the release.

Email this story to a friend... Print this page... Bookmark and Share

 THIS WEEK’S ADS

 ADVERTISING