NunatsiaqOnline 2009-10-04: NEWS: Nunavut communities await supplies from crippled Avataq
"...His store, like Northern stores in Igloolik and Repulse Bay, is waiting for its entire sealift order to arrive. That includes soda pop, trucks, skidoos, bikes and food.
This means thereâs no more paper to make photocopies, no food for school lunch and snack programs and only limited janitorial supplies at a time when schools are supposed to ramp up cleaning efforts to prevent the spread of swine flu.
Other personal and commercial sealift orders are also stuck on the Avataq.
Igloolik resident Maren Vsetula, who plans to open a bed and breakfast in the community, is worried. Building materials she needs to renovate her home are still en route.
Meanwhile, no one at Igloolikâs Atagotaaluk School can use their photocopy machine â because thereâs no more paper.
âWeâre hoping that the ship eventually gets in before the ice,â said a school employee, who wished to remain unnamed in this story.
Other goods still aboard the Avataq include food for the schoolâs lunch and snack program, as well as cleaning supplies.
The delay in receiving the supplies by sealift came after the Avataq, broke down in Hudson Strait near Salluit. ..."