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All hands on deck at Nunavut’s first inshore rescue station – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on August 2, 2018257 Views

August 02, 2018

“We’re still establishing up to where we can respond for help”

The Coast Guard’s new rescue station in Rankin Inlet is up and running. And if you need to call for help, or drop by to say hi, you can do it in Inuktitut.

This inshore boat rescue station—one of 26 across Canada—is the first for the Arctic region, and it’s staffed by crews of Inuit youth.

The group of six students hail from various communities in Nunavut, Nunavik and the Northwest Territories.

And the new station crews celebrated the opening of the new station with federal and municipal officials and community members in Rankin Inlet on July 26.

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