Transport Canada – Marine Facility Security Officer

Municipality of Clyde River received a letter of compliance from Transport Canada as Occasional-Use Marine Facility (OUMF) and Billy Palluq, CEDO was appointed as Marine Facility Security Officer (MFSO) on October 31, 2016. After 5 years, Transport Canada arrived to Clyde River to renew a letter of compliance and worked with Billy Palluq, CEDO. Municipality of Clyde River should be receiving another approval from Transport Canada for Occasional-Use Marine Facility to receive Cruise Ships on a yearly basis

Solar Panels

 Green Sun Rising Inc. contacted CEDO Billy Palluq to put up 10 kw solar panels at the C-Hall and CEDO applied to Community & Government Services under Municipal Green Infrastructure Fund (MGIF) to put up Solar Panels at the Community Hall. The process of applying for GN funding is:

  1. Have Hamlet Council select and approve by motion Top 10 Priority List
  2. Put the Top 10 Priorities resolution on Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP) at
  3. Apply for funding through Community & Government Services.

Once the funding was approved and Contribution Agreement signed. Green Sun Rising Inc. in Windsor, Ontario shipped the panels to Clyde River, Nunavut by sealift and brought in employee to install the panels. For some reason, Hamlet’s Heavy Equipment Operator threw away the panels thinking boxes were ready to be thrown away. Billy and Brett at Green Sun Rising Inc. went to the dump site to look for panels but they were already taken.

If we can’t find the panels, Municipality of Clyde River will need to purchase new panels at a cost of $20,000 and install them in April 2022 when the sun rises in the north again. The sun sets in November 2021 and will not rise again until January 2022.

Small Craft Harbour

Canadian British Consulting Limited (CBCL) has been contracted to develop blueprint for Small Craft Harbour in Clyde River, Nunavut.  All the plans have been approved by Hamlet Council, Hunters & Trappers Organization and moving forward. Construction will start 2025 and Harbour Authority will need to be developed by Hamlet Council or Hunters & Trappers Organization or they will need to develop a committee appointing Harbour Authority committee to oversee the safety and maintenance of Small Craft Harbour.

Kangiqtugaapik Co-operative Limited

Community Economic Development Officer (CEDO) Billy Palluq contacted started going on radio looking for people willing to sit down as Co-op committee members and contacted Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO) for help. CESO brought in the retired Co-op volunteer in January 2020 and met with the steering committee to start. 14 people put in their names and were screened by CED committee and selected 8 people to sit as board members.

CEDO Billy Palluq started calling and emailing Government of Nunavut to incorporate Co-operative Limited but was getting no answers. Billy applied to ED&T’s Community Capacity Building and hired Dubuc-Osland Barristers and Solicitors to incorporate as a Co-operative Limited. Kangiqtugaapik Co-operative Limited was selected and finally incorporated in 2021, delays due to Covid-19 pandemic.

Once incorporation papers received, Billy Palluq applied for NNI Regulations, NTI Inuit Firm Registry and QIA Designated Inuit Firm List in order to access funding from Kakivak Association. CEDO submitted application under Business Capacity Startup Funds (BCSF), Entrepreneurship and Business Development (EBD) and Sivumut Grant with equity portion being covered by Arctic Co-operative Limited (ACL) to do Feasibility Study and Business Plan.

Feasibility Study is near complete and will need to develop a business plan to secure financing. The cost of building a Co-op store will cost $8,048,500.00

Kangiqtugaapik Food Bank:

Kangiqtugaapik Food Bank was incorporated on December 11th, 2019 and have accessed funds from Federal Government, Government of Nunavut and Inuit Organizations since its incorporation as a non-profit society. Total funds accessed to date $353,8687.94 with $100,000.00 pending from Food Banks Canada and $13,000.00 worth of poultry and dairy products pending approval. Food Banks Canada deadline is November 1st so first week or second week of November, we will hear from Food Banks Canada and Second Harvest will not decide until January 2022.


  • Ending March 31st, 2020 Kangiqtugaapik Food Bank has received total of $26,774.94
  • Ending March 31st, 2021 Kangiqtugaapik Food Bank has received total of $182,094.00
  • Starting April 1st, 2021 to date Kangiqtugaapik Food Banks has received $145,000.00. ACL donated $50,000 and the Municipality of Clyde River donated $45,000 with the total of $95,000.00 for sealift. Food Banks Canada approved $50,000.00 application and deposited to ACL so Kangiqtugaapik Food Bank can keep receiving food from ACL in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

School Bus Service

The Hamlet fully supports the Government of Nunavut’s mandate to provide an education system that works for the people of Nunavut.  In August 2019, the Hamlet entered another 3-year service agreement with the Department of Education, Government of Nunavut (GN) to provide school bus services within the community. The scope of work is for the provision of school bus operators; and the maintenance and operations of two (2) GN-owned school buses for elementary and high school students.

The school year runs August to June of each year and the school route for the buses can be accessed at:


Airport Operations and Maintenance

The Hamlet recently entered another 3-year contract with the Department of Economic Development & Transportation, Government of Nunavut (GN) to maintain and operate the equipment and facilities at the Clyde River Airport.

We are committed to providing the level of service standards agreed upon and  have personnel in place to manage a range of procedures including foreign object debris (FOD) detection, wildlife management, the handling of weather implications and incident responses.  Many of these directly impact the safety of passengers and staff and therefore are incredibly important for the day-to-day operations of the airport.

Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, extra precautionary steps are being taken to ensure that more frequent and thorough sanitization is done at the airport.

If you have any concerns or wish to share suggestions, please contact James Arreak, Senior Administrative Officer at 867 924 6220.

Additional Street Lights

The Hamlet accessed much need funds under the Federal Government’s Gas Tax Fund to procure and install additional streel lights in the community. The two-year contribution agreement with the Government of Nunavut ends March 2021. To date, the hamlet has contracted Qulliq Energy to procure and install/replace poles and LED lighting.  The project has been put on hold because of the COVID-19 travel restrictions however the community will be informed when work resumes.