Canadian Arctic city declares state of emergency over water shortage

8/13/2022 1:30:00 AM

The northern Canadian city of Iqaluit declared a state of emergency on Friday after scarce rain this year left water levels in the local Apex River at a four-decade low.

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The northern Canadian city of Iqaluit declared a state of emergency on Friday after scarce rain this year left water levels in the local Apex River at a four-decade low.

The northern Canadian city of Iqaluit declared a state of emergency on Friday after scarce rain this year left water levels in the local Apex River at a four-decade low.

The city said it was now seeking regulatory approval to pump more than the permitted amount of water from the Apex River and tap an additional water source.Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterOfficials have proposed using an unnamed lake, about 3.5 km (2.17 miles) north of Iqaluit, as an additional source of water. The same lake was used in 2019 to supplement the city's water reserves.

Although Canada has about a fifth of the world's fresh water within its borders, indigenous communities across the country have historically faced water issues.Iqaluit is the capital of predominantly indigenous Nunavut, Canada's northernmost territory bordering Greenland.

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Iqaluit warned it may not have enough water in its reservoir to sustain its population of about 7,800 when a freeze-up takes hold during winter unless the city sources more water, according to an official statement., Ohio has reported 78 monkeypox cases as of Friday.Monkeypox spreads through close, intimate skin contact with someone who has the virus, and the U.By Yacob Reyes • July 15, 2022 First, monkeypox does not spread through the air.

The city said it was now seeking regulatory approval to pump more than the permitted amount of water from the Apex River and tap an additional water source. Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters. Avoid contact with objects and materials that a person with monkeypox has used.com Register Officials have proposed using an unnamed lake, about 3. It is not a sexually transmissible disease because it does not require sex to be transmitted, but sex is how it’s commonly being spread currently , health officials said.5 km (2. Copyright 2022 WOIO.17 miles) north of Iqaluit, as an additional source of water. Someone who is pregnant can spread the virus to the fetus through the placenta, and people can also get monkeypox from infected animals.

The same lake was used in 2019 to supplement the city's water reserves. Most Read. Two weeks ago, 100% of the cases were in men who have sex with men. Although Canada has about a fifth of the world's fresh water within its borders, indigenous communities across the country have historically faced water issues. Iqaluit is the capital of predominantly indigenous Nunavut, Canada's northernmost territory bordering Greenland. It was in a state of emergency for about two months last year after fuel was found in the Arctic city's water supply that made water unsafe for consumption. The signal to the federal government that those areas are in need of more vaccines and medical tools to beat back the contagion. Pope Francis visited Iqaluit late last month on his six-day visit to Canada to apologize to indigenous people for abuse in government schools run by the Roman Catholic church." Airborne transmission of monkeypox has not been reported, the CDC said in June.

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