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1 dead as blizzard bears down on Kivalliq – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 202335 Views

Nov 23, 2023

Some in Rankin Inlet have been without power for more than 24 hours; wind gusts Wednesday break records

A man in Arviat is dead and an unknown number of people remain without power as of midday Thursday, more than 24 hours into a blizzard that developed over several Nunavut communities on Wednesday.

RCMP say they were notified Wednesday at around 9:20 p.m. that a 27-year-old in Arviat had gone out nine hours prior and not returned.

“Due to extreme inclement weather conditions, it was unsafe for SAR and RCMP to deploy,” said RCMP spokesperson Staff Sgt. Maj. Pauline Melanson in an email.

“The Arviat RCMP made attempts by phone to locate the male. The male was later located deceased just outside the community.”

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