MLA pleads for help after Sanirajak suffers 4-day power outage – Nunatsiaq News

Oct 27, 2022

Joelie Kaernerk said lack of electricity was especially hard on elderly

People in Sanirajak spent four days this week without electricity, and Amittuq MLA Joelie Kaernerk took the issue to the legislative assembly Wednesday to plea for help.

“I’d like to inform the ministers, the government workers that Hall Beach is in an emergency situation right now,” he said in his member statement, delivered a few hours before power was restored in the community.

Hall Beach was officially renamed Sanirajak in 2020.

According to Kaernerk, power started fluctuating on Sunday. The cause was later identified as a problem with the power plant’s distribution system, Qulliq Energy Corp., said on its Twitter account.

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