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    Staying up in the air: Upgrading Nunavut’s airport lifelines

    Nunavut depends on gravel runways to connect it to the outside world, and road links between Nunavut’s communities do not exist, making them heavily dependent on military-built airports handed down from the federal to the territorial government.

    A 2014 report tabled at the legislative assembly this spring outlines about half a billion dollars’ worth of work that needs to be done to bring the territory’s airports up to current safety standards and meet future needs of residents of the territory.

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