Iqaluit Beach IOL

 2024 Maintenance & Activities – Update to Inuit who currently store equipment on the beach and in the Storage Seacans

Iqaluit, Nunavut, July 4, 2024 – The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) continues to actively take steps in creating an enjoyable and accessible space at the Inuit Owned Land (IOL) parcel on the beach in Iqaluit. Throughout this summer, QIA will be cleaning and improving sections of the IOL beach. This work will include the removal of abandoned equipment such as old boats, skidoos, qamutiit, etc.

QIA will also be temporarily moving seacans in the designated storage area to improve water drainage.

Removal of Abandoned Equipment

Part of the clean up will require QIA to identify and categorize unused and abandoned equipment left on the beach. QIA staff have begun placing items deemed abandoned in a section of the IOL beach adjacent to MOT beach.  Items will be flagged with orange tape.

QIA is asking owners of flagged items to contact QIA before July 29th, 2024 to make alternative storage arrangements. If no owner comes forward, QIA will assume that the items are no longer needed and will dispose of them accordingly.

Seacan Storage Improvements

QIA has identified issues with the current placement of seacans in the designated storage area due to groundwater freezing over the winter. To rectify this issue, QIA will be temporarily moving seacans to install a new laydown area. After the laydown is placed, QIA will be moving the seacans back to their initial positions. This is scheduled to begin on July 12, 2024.

Note that QIA will be using heavy equipment to move seacans. QIA staff will contact seacan users in advance to ensure all users are aware and are provided time to secure their belongings. QIA is not responsible for any damage that may occur to belongings that are not secured.

QIA would like to thank Iqalummiut in advance for their help in assisting in the IOL Beach Clean Up and for contributing to a safe and clean community.

Please contact QIA with any further information:

Department of Lands and Resource Management

Qikiqtani Inuit Association

Phone: 867-975-8400