Airline offers free flight for potatoes headed to Iqaluit – CBC

Need for food punctuated by major fire

Nov 13, 2018

When Ottawa organic farmer Michael Milsom saw the images of flames engulfing Iqaluit’s largest grocery store, he thought the Arctic community would need help to replace the lost food before a bitter winter set in.

Milsom, who operates Mike’s Garden Harvest on River Road, called a community food centre and asked if they could used a shipment of recently harvested potatoes.

“I said if you want them, I can give them to you. The only hurdle is the cost of flying them up,” Milsom said.

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