Fire destroyed parts of the largest retail store in Iqaluit, the capital of the arctic territory of Nunavut. (Frank Reardon/The Canadian Press)

Fire in remote Iqaluit raises concerns about supplies

The mayor and residents of the arctic community of Iqaluit are concerned about having enough supplies after fire broke out in the main grocery and general retailer late on Nov. 7, 2018.

Most perishable food is brought into the town by plane. Non-perishables and hard goods are transported by ship.

Other retailers said they would be able to supply the town of 7,700 and that may be true in the short-term. But the mayor is concerned about whether they will be able to bring in enough supplies in future.

Because of its remote northern location, Iqaluit gets its supplies by air or sea. (Google Maps)

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