Hunters and researchers help combat food insecurity, inflation in Iqaluit

by News Update

If you thought food prices were sky-high in your hometown, try living in Canada’s North: the city of Iqaluit is used to seeing food prices two or even three times the national average.

The northernmost city is inaccessible by road from the south and its short growing season means food and supplies often have to be flown in. Costs are also getting worse as inflation afflicts the rest of the country. Now Inuit groups there are banding together to fight food insecurity.

Jeff Semple reports from Iqaluit, where hunters and researchers are helping a city hungry for a solution.

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Darius August 4, 2022 - 8:40 AM

I'm not from Nunavut but it seems like buying groceries is a luxury and people are just expected to hunt if they want to eat.

Patient Zero August 4, 2022 - 8:40 AM

If i'm the premier of Nunavut, the first thing i would ask from the PM is money to develop the money-making asset of the province and ask other rich provinces to help the province for food security.

Kyle Hines August 4, 2022 - 8:43 AM

Wasn't this bad under Harper.

🇨🇦 Life is ALWAYS more miserable under Liberal governance 😩

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Lily Water August 4, 2022 - 8:54 AM

OJ says $3.49 on the tag….🙄

juju August 4, 2022 - 8:58 AM

Nice video terrible half assed information

Guerra Gameplay August 4, 2022 - 8:59 AM

Lesgo Brandon!

Keri C August 4, 2022 - 9:04 AM

my family are in ontario, we hunt and fish and grow what we can…hope the gun bans dont continue people dont want dependance on government. Love the traditions and hope they can continue to provide for their families and community!

The Real Brylenol Strikes Again August 4, 2022 - 9:10 AM

Maybe the government could do something? Like have an economic policy?

The Divider August 4, 2022 - 9:15 AM

They going to be clubbing all the baby seals now. GG inflation.