Nanisivik, Nunavut

Nanisivik, Nunavut

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Nanisivik
other_name =
native_name =
nickname =
settlement_type = Company town
motto =


imagesize = 200px
image_caption = Aerial view of Nanisivik


flag_size =
image_

seal_size =
image_shield =
shield_size =
image_blank_emblem =
blank_emblem_type =
blank_emblem_size =


mapsize =
map_caption =


mapsize1 =
map_caption1 =
image_dot_

dot_mapsize =
dot_map_caption = Nanisivik's relative location in Canada
dot_x = 85 |dot_y =40
pushpin_

pushpin_label_position =
pushpin_map_caption =
pushpin_mapsize =
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = Canada
subdivision_type1 = Territory
subdivision_name1 = Nunavut
subdivision_type2 = Region
subdivision_name2 = Qikiqtaaluk
subdivision_type3 =
subdivision_name3 =
subdivision_type4 =
subdivision_name4 =
government_footnotes =
government_type =
leader_title =
leader_name =
leader_title1 =
leader_name1 =
leader_title2 =
leader_name2 =
leader_title3 =
leader_name3 =
leader_title4 =
leader_name4 =
established_title =
established_date =
established_title2 =
established_date2 =
established_title3 =
established_date3 =
area_magnitude =
unit_pref =
area_footnotes =
area_total_km2 =
area_land_km2 =
area_water_km2 =
area_total_sq_mi =
area_land_sq_mi =
area_water_sq_mi =
area_water_percent =
area_urban_km2 =
area_urban_sq_mi =
area_metro_km2 =
area_metro_sq_mi =
area_blank1_title =
area_blank1_km2 =
area_blank1_sq_mi =
population_as_of = 2006
population_footnotes =
population_note =
population_total = 0
population_density_km2 =
population_density_sq_mi =
population_metro =
population_density_metro_km2 =
population_density_metro_sq_mi =
population_urban =
population_density_urban_km2 =
population_density_urban_sq_mi =
population_blank1_title =
population_blank1 =
population_density_blank1_km2 =
population_density_blank1_sq_mi =
timezone = EST
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
latd= 73|latm= 02|lats= 05|latNS=N
longd= 84|longm= 32|longs= 13|longEW=W
elevation_footnotes =
elevation_m =
elevation_ft =
elevation_min_m = 0
elevation_max_m = 341

postal_code_type = Postal Code
postal_code = X0A 0X0
area_code = 867
blank_name = Telephone Exchange
blank_info = 436
blank1_name = GNBC Code
blank1_info = OALHI
blank2_name = NTS Map
blank2_info = 048C01
website =
footnotes =

Nanisivik (Inuktitut translation for "the place where people find things") was a company town which was built in 1975 to support the lead-zinc mining and mineral processing operations for the Nanisivik Mine, in production between 1976 and 2002. The townsite was located just inland from Strathcona Sound, about convert|20|km|abbr=on east of the community of Arctic Bay in Canada's Nunavut Territory.

There is a port and dock about convert|3.7|km|abbr=on north of the former mine site which was used for shipping concentrate from the site, and receiving supplies (Coord|73|04|08|N|084|32|57|W|display=inline|scale:20000). It is currently used by the Canadian Coast Guard for training. [cite web
title= Arcticnet - Naval gazing: Looking for a High Arctic port
url=http://www.arcticnet-ulaval.ca/index.php?fa=News.showNews&home=4&menu=55&sub=1&id=244
format = HTML
accessdate= 2007-08-07
]

Nanisivik Airport located convert|8|NM|abbr=on|lk=in south [CFS] is still in operation as the main airport for Arctic Bay. The airport is about convert|19|km|abbr=on directly southeast of Arctic Bay but the road between them is convert|32|km|abbr=on. [ [http://www.gov.nu.ca/Nunavut/English/about/ARCTIC.PDF Arctic Bay and Nanisivik] ]

Mine closure

Since the closure of the mine in 2002, reclamation has been ongoing and the town is abandoned. Residents of Arctic Bay had hoped that the Government of Nunavut would be able to find a new use for the former townsite, potentially a trades training centre. They had also hoped to be able to move some of the buildings and equipment to their community.cite web
title=Arctic Bay impatient with slow Nanisivik transfer talks
url=http://www.nunatsiaq.com/archives/nunavut021101/news/nunavut/21101_07.html
format = HTML
accessdate= 2007-08-17
[http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nunatsiaq.com%2Farchives%2Fnunavut021101%2Fnews%2Fnunavut%2F21101_07.html&date=2008-08-10 mirror] ] Due to heavy lead-zinc contamination, this was not possible and the homes have been demolished.cite web
title=CBC - Contamination concerns grow at Nanisivik
url=http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2004/06/04/nun-nanisivikconcern04062004.html
format = html
accessdate= 2007-08-17
[http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cbc.ca%2Fcanada%2Fnorth%2Fstory%2F2004%2F06%2F04%2Fnun-nanisivikconcern04062004.html&date=2008-08-10 mirror] ] Local telephone service was discontinued on February 19, 2007 on approval from CRTC.

As of the 2006 census the population was 0, a drop from the 2001 census with a population of 77.cite web
title = Stats Canada - 2006 Community Profiles
url= http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/data/profiles/community/Details/Page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=6204019&Geo2=PR&Code2=62&Data=Count&SearchText=nanisivik&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All&Custom=
format = HTML
accessdate= 2007-08-07
[http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww12.statcan.ca%2Fenglish%2Fcensus06%2Fdata%2Fprofiles%2Fcommunity%2FDetails%2FPage.cfm%3FLang%3DE%26Geo1%3DCSD%26Code1%3D6204019%26Geo2%3DPR%26Code2%3D62%26Data%3DCount%26SearchText%3Dnanisivik%26SearchType%3DBegins%26SearchPR%3D01%26B1%3DAll%26Custom%3D&date=2008-08-10 mirror] ] cite web
title = Stats Canada 2001 Data
url = http://www12.statcan.ca/english/Profil01/CP01/Details/Page.cfm?Lang=E&Geo1=CSD&Code1=6204019&Geo2=PR&Code2=01&Data=Count&SearchText=nunavut&SearchType=Begins&SearchPR=01&B1=All
format = HTML
accessdate = 2007-08-07
[http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww12.statcan.ca%2Fenglish%2FProfil01%2FCP01%2FDetails%2FPage.cfm%3FLang%3DE%26Geo1%3DCSD%26Code1%3D6204019%26Geo2%3DPR%26Code2%3D01%26Data%3DCount%26SearchText%3Dnunavut%26SearchType%3DBegins%26SearchPR%3D01%26B1%3DAll&date=2008-08-10 mirror] ]

Conversion to Naval Station

Infobox Military Structure
name= Nanisivik Naval Station
location=Nanisivik, Nunavut


caption=
type= Arctic Naval base
built=Proposed construction from 2010 to 2015
materials=
used= N/A
controlledby= Canadian Forces
garrison=
commanders=
battles=

On August 8, 2007, CBC News reported that Canadian Forces documents showed plans to convert the site into a naval station. The plan, which would turn the former mine's existing port into a deepwater facility, would cost $60 million and it was expected that Prime Minister Stephen Harper would make an announcement during his stop in Resolute.>cite news
url=http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2007/08/08/arctic-setup.html?ref=rss
title=Planned army base, port in North heat up Arctic quest
publisher=CBC News
date=2007-08-08
accessdate=2008-08-10
quote=
[http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cbc.ca%2Fcanada%2Fnorth%2Fstory%2F2007%2F08%2F08%2Farctic-setup.html%3Fref%3Drss&date=2008-08-10 mirror] ]

On August 10, 2007, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced construction of a new docking and refueling facility in Nanisivik for the Canadian Forces, in an effort to maintain a Canadian presence in Arctic waters during the navigable season (June-October). The choice for Nanisivik as a site was partially based on its location within the eastern entrance to the Northwest Passage, and the existence of a deep-water berthing facility at the site, as well as a "jet-capable" airstrip nearby.

Detailed planning for the project began in August 2007, with environmental studies and assessments being carried out in the summer of 2008. Construction at the site is expected to begin in the summer of 2010, with early operating capability available in 2012. The facility is planned to be fully operational by 2015. [cite web
title=Backgrounder - Expanding Canadian Forces Operations in the Arctic
url=http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/media.asp?id=1785
format =HTML
accessdate= 2007-08-17
[http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pm.gc.ca%2Feng%2Fmedia.asp%3Fid%3D1785&date=2008-08-10 mirror]
]

Once completed, the naval station will likely be home to the proposed Arctic Off-Shore Patrol Ships under the current Harper government plan. These ships will have ice-breaking capability and help the current government's goal to enforce Canada's soverignty over the region. These ships will likely allow the Victoria-class submarines to travel in the Arctic regions.

References

External links

* [http://www.gov.nu.ca/Nunavut/English/news/2002/oct/oct1.shtml Government will continue seeking positive legacy from Nanisivik mine closure, minister says] . "Government of Nunavut. October 1, 2002. Last accessed September 12, 2006."
* [http://www.arcticcircle.ca/Baffin/Arctic/ Welcome to the Arctic Bay & Nanisivik, Nunavut Photo Album!] . "Photographs by Vincent K. Chan. Last accessed September 12, 2006."


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Nanisivik, Nunavut — Nanisivik 73° 02′ 05″ N 84° 32′ 02″ W / 73.034755, 84.533937 Ancien site minier située à 20 km (12 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Nanisivik —   Company town   Aerial view of Nanisivik …   Wikipedia

  • Nanisivik Naval Facility — Nanisivik, Nunavut …   Wikipedia

  • Nanisivik Mine — Aerial view of the company town of Nanisivik Location …   Wikipedia

  • Nanisivik — Este artículo o sección sobre geografía necesita ser wikificado con un formato acorde a las convenciones de estilo. Por favor, edítalo para que las cumpla. Mientras tanto, no elimines este aviso puesto el 20 de marzo de 2008. También puedes… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Nanisivik Airport — terminal, June 2006 IATA: YSR – ICAO: CYSR Summary …   Wikipedia

  • Nunavut (electoral district) — Nunavut Nunavut electoral district Nunavut riding in relation to Canada Federal electoral district …   Wikipedia

  • Nanisivik — 73° 02′ 05″ N 84° 32′ 02″ W / 73.034755, 84.533937 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Nunavut — For the Canadian federal electoral district, see Nunavut (electoral district). Not to be confused with Nunavik, a region in northern Quebec. Nunavut ᓄᓇᕗᑦ …   Wikipedia

  • Nanisivik — Luftaufnahme von Nanisivik 73.033333333333 84.55 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”