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There are Puppies, mix Breeds or Husky’s that need good families to care for them. Why not consider adopting one as a pet.

Available for Adoption:

For more information, please contact the Chesterfield Inlet Economic Development Officer Phone: 1-867-898-9206 (Hamlet office) or E-mail: Economic Development Officer for more information or contact the local By-law Officer Phone: 1-867-898-9951 (Hamlet office).


The Winnipeg Humane Society:

For information on Dog or puppy vaccination, intake or transporting pet and the Winnipeg Humane Society visit Winnipeg Humane Society


Transporting Animal/ Pet for Adoption:

Calm Air International Ltd. will transport an animal or pet for adoption one way (north to south) FREE of CHARGE if space is available to a shelter or to the SPCA. The customer must make arrangements to book a space on flights with Calm Air International Ltd. at Toll-Free: 1-800-839-2256 (reservations) or the local Calm Air agent office at Phone: (867) 898-9103 to inquire for information.

The customer is responsible for the drop-off at the Airport terminal and arranging for a pick-up at the destination. For information on Dog Kennels, contact the local By-Law Officer at the Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet Office Phone: 1-867-898-9951 or the Chesterfield Inlet RCMP Detachment Phone: 1-867-898-0123 (office) for more information.


Rabies Information – ALL Dogs should be vaccinated for Rabies:

Rabies is a dangerous disease that is carried by foxes, wolves, and wolverines. It can be transmitted to dogs and humans and is untreatable and fatal in humans.

Rabies is usually transmitted by saliva in a bite, but a dog or person does not have to be bitten to get rabies. Saliva on a person’s hands can transfer the disease through the eyes, nose, mouth, or small cuts, so even licking by an animal that has rabies is dangerous. Not every bite results in rabies, but if a person develops the disease, it is fatal.

Avoid any Fox seen in Town – Rabies affects the Behaviour of Animals in Three Ways:

  • An animal may appear aggressive, attacking without warning.
  • An animal may appear very tame and quiet.
  • An animal may appear playful.

Pre-Cautions regarding Rabies:

  • Teach your children to avoid foxes at all times; and not to play with them. Any fox seen in town should be considered rabid.
  • Children should be taught to tell parents or an adult if they are bitten or licked by a fox; (If a child is licked by a fox, quickly wash hands, arms, face, and neck with soap).
  • Children should not approach a dog they do not know, and should NEVER tease a chained dog.
  • If your child is bitten by a dog or a fox, take him or her to the Health Centre and tell the nurse what has happened. Your child may need shots to prevent rabies from developing. This should be done as soon as you find out about the bite.

For Trappers:

Ask the Conservation Officer if they are seeing cases of rabies, before beginning the trapping season. If there is a rabies outbreak, take special care when handling trapped animals, even when they are dead.

If there is a bite:

  • If your dog is bitten by a fox or an unvaccinated dog, your dog must be quarantined for three to six months and watched for any unusual behaviour.
  • If your dog has been vaccinated and is bitten by a fox, take it to the By-Law Officer as soon as possible and have it revaccinated.
  • If your dog has been vaccinated, vaccinating after a bite will not help. An unvaccinated dog that is bitten MUST be quarantined for at least 6 months in a pen where it cannot get to people.

RABIES IS PREVENTABLE – JUST VACCINATE YOUR DOG!

When to Vaccinate:

  • Puppies should be vaccinated no earlier than 12 weeks, but during the first 6 months if possible.
  • They should be vaccinated again at one year, and every two years after that.
  • If there is an active rabies outbreak, vaccinate every year. This is especially important for dogs tied up at the edges of town, as they can easily come into contact with foxes.

Other Dog Diseases:

If possible, all dogs should also be vaccinated for distemper and parvovirus, which are severe diseases of dogs, but not transmissible to people. If you want to protect your dog against these diseases, call Page Burt or John Hickes at Phone: (867) 645-2650 in Rankin Inlet for information regarding vaccines.

Parvovirus is a diarrhea disease that can kill a puppy in only a couple days and distemper is a respiratory disease that can spread to the brain and affect a dog’s balance and muscular control. BOTH ARE PREVENTABLE BY VACCINATION. Full protection requires two shots of a combined vaccine. Puppies should be vaccinated at 6 weeks and between 13 weeks of age. After that, the dog should be vaccinated annually for parvo and distemper.

All puppies are likely infected with roundworms and should be de-wormed at about 6 to 13 weeks. If you feed raw fish to your dog, it likely will become infected by tapeworms and will need de-worming twice a year. Page Burt and John Hickes can provide information on this as well.

For information on RABIES VACCINATION’s contact the local RCMP Detachment at phone: 867-898-0123 or inquire with the local Health Centre for Dog/ puppies Vaccines phone: 867-898-9968… For information on Pet products/ supplies visit link – Pet Products or Pet Supplies


Municipal Council

The Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet (Municipal Government), and public service consists of Mayor, Deputy Mayor, and seven Council members. The elected Mayor or Councillors represent the Municipality of Chesterfield Inlet with plans, decisions/ its roles and responsibility’s, training/ programs to recreation development/ access road or infrastructure initiatives to sustainable development/ tourism, and its goals and objectives etc. on behalf of the community.

Mayor:  Simionie Sammurtok
Deputy Mayor:  Jimmy Krako
Councillors:  Sandra Simik, Leonie Mimialik, Solomon Autut, Jerome Misheralak, Louis Autut, Tony Amauyak, and Angeline Simik

Regular council meetings are scheduled Tuesday (second and fourth week) of each month 1:30 pm open to public. Information on Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet regular Council meetings contact Receptionist Clerk at the Hamlet Office phone: 1-867-898-9951 or download agenda information.


Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet – Municipal Government

Mayor
Mayor Simionie Sammurtok (867) 898-9951
Deputy Mayor
Deputy Mayor Jimmy Krako
Councillors
Councillor Sandra Simik
Councillor Leonie Mimialik
Councillor Solomon Autut
Councillor Jerome Misheralak
Councillor Louis Autut
Councillor Tony Amauyak
Councillor Angeline Simik
Administration
Senior Administrative Officer Roy Mullins (867) 898-9926
Hamlet Lands Officer vacant (867) 898-9951
Community Economic Development Officer David Kattegatsiak (867) 898-9206
Receptionist/ Clerk Diane Tanuyak (867) 898-9951
Finance
Finance Officer Lillian Simik (867) 898-9951
Municipal Service & Maintenance
Hamlet Foreman Don Tanuyak (867) 898-9939
Hamlet Mechanic Remi Aggark (867) 898-9939
Hamlet Mechanic (Assistant) James Mullins (867) 898-9939
Hamlet Building Maintainer Nipi Alogut (867) 898-9951
Recreation & Wellness Coordinator
Recreation Coordinator Greg Tanuyak (867) 898-9081
Wellness Coordinator Renae Tanuyak (867) 898-9951
Recreation Facility Maintainer Eric Nanout (867) 898-9951
Justice Outreach Worker Jocelyn Simik (867) 898-9951
Community Aerodrome Radio Station
Observer/ Communicator 1 Corey Aggark (867) 898-9940
Observer/ Communicator 2 Jordon Putulik (867) 898-9940
Agnico-Eagle Mines LTD.
Community Coordinator (Human Resource) Randy Boiteau (867) 898-9951
By-Law Enforcement/ Fire Department
By-Law Officer/ Fire Chief Ralph Simik (867) 898-9951
Radio Station 93.3 FM Sigjaqpaluk
Program Announcer Mark Amarok (867) 898-9934

Employment Opportunities in Chesterfield Inlet: Jobs Available


Information on Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet (Municipal Government) Employment opportunities or updates contact Receptionist Clerk Hamlet Office or phone: 1-867-898-9951 to inquire information.

Feasibility Study Reports & Community Development Plans Conducted in Chesterfield Inlet:


    • The Department of Economic Development and Transportation, Keewatin Region – Government of the NWT hired the consulting firm PRP Parks: Research & Planning Inc. on February, 1986 to prepare a CHESTERFIELD INLET HISTORIC SITES AND TRAILS PROGRAM DRAFT PLAN with the assistance of Kivalliq Consulting and Management Services and incorporation of the Dept. of ED&T – Gov’t NWT officials and members of the community. In August, 1990, the Dept. of ED&T, Keewatin Region – Gov’t of the Northwest Territories prepared a trails and signage program for the Chesterfield Inlet for future implementation. This is in conjunction with the previous – February, 1986 report to develop an interpretive plan and signage program for Chesterfield Inlet.
    • Community Centre – Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut – Technical Status Evaluation Report; prepared by Technical Support Section, Asset Management Division, Department of Works and Services, Government of the Northwest Territories, Yellowknife, NWT – October, 1998
    • St-Theresa Home Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut – Technical Status Evaluation Report – November 24, 2000; This report was prepared for the Department of Health and Social Services, Government of Nunavut by the Department of Public Works and Services.
    • Chesterfield Inlet Aggregate Study – prepared for CG&T, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut by Ferguson Simek Clark, Engineers & Architects, YK, NT, March 12, 2002
    • Chesterfield Inlet Development Corporation – Ste. Theresa Long Term Personal Home Care Redevelopment Report – Prepared by KGS GROUP in association with AGB ARCHITECTURE INC., June, 2002
    • CHESTERFIELD INLET Community Planning Internship Report – Prepared by Shaun Klassen Graduate Student Department of City Planning at the University of Manitoba Community Planning Advisor for the Community of Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut- April 26 to August 31, 2003 (CED Plan focused on Sustainable Economic, Training, and Employment opportunities to Infrastructure planning; how to coordinate a community forward by establishing a community based planning from Education, Cultural, Wildlife, Land, Mineral and Preservation of Heritage Buildings and to Inuit Traditional Knowledge etc.)
    • Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet Community Development Plan December, 2008 – Prepared by Accutech Engineering Inc.
      (CED Plan that consolidated goals and objectives from infrastructure, education and training, mineral exploration, small business, healthcare, social services, tourism, wildlife and arts and crafts and recreation development. It also consolidated goals and objectives for the preservation of archaeological and heritage sites, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (Inuit Traditional Knowledge), sustainable economic development, employment opportunities and a five year Capital plan identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges etc.)
    • Tundra Wetland Sewage Treatment System Report – Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut; Department of Community and Government Services – Government of Nunavut, Rankin Inlet, Nunavut; prepared by Nunami Jacques Whitford Ltd. January 9, 2009
    • New Walk-In Freezer Facility constructed – Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet, 2009
    • New Floating Dock Construction – Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet, September, 2010
    • Route Analysis Chesterfield Inlet to Josephine Lake – Volume 1 Executive Summary, March 2009 – Maskwa Engineering Ltd… View map 1, View map 2, View map 3.
    • Chesterfield Inlet Community Plan & Zoning By-Law, prepared on behalf of the Municipality of Chesterfield Inlet by J.L. Richards Consulting Engineers, Architects & Planners, January, 2010
    • Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet Community Plan & Zoning By-Law Background Report, prepared by J.L. Richards & Associates Limited, Consulting Engineers, Architects & Planners, February, 2010
    • Infrastructure for a Sustainable Chesterfield InletVol. 1 Community Priorities, Sept 1, 2010, and Vol. 2 Consultation Report, March 17, 2011, Prepared for the Government of Nunavut by Aarluk Consulting Inc.
    • Chesterfield Inlet Community Base Map, August, 2013 The Department of Community & Government Services, Government of Nunavut
    • Chesterfield Inlet Small Harbour Assessment Study – Department of Economic Development & Transportation, 2012. View the Harbour Assesment Report
    • Chesterfield Inlet Coastal Resource Inventory Report 2009 – 2012 Prepared by Department of Environment, Fisheries and Sealing Division
    • Granular Resource Evaluation Report Chesterfield Inlet, Nunavut prepared for C&GS, Government of Nunavut by Dillon Consulting Ltd., July 19, 2013
    • Chesterfield Inlet’s Heritage Strategy 2012 – 2017 – Aarluk Consulting
      (Heritage strategy focused on archaeological and heritage sites, preservation of Inuit Qaujimajatuqagnit (Inuit Traditional Knowledge) by coordinating with elder’s, significance of heritage resources and the heritage value to historic places. It also includes initiatives for the protection of archaeological sites and structural heritage buildings, geographic names in Inuktitut, key heritage sites, training and programs, potential for a territorial park, economic development of the heritage sector and support for elders and youth program development, etc.) View the Chesterfield Inlet Heritage Strategy 2012 to 2017 document.
    • Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet Community Economic Development Plan, 2013 – Prepared by Polar Bligh Consulting Inc. (CED Plan is consolidated on goals and objectives from education, training, health, social issues, tourism, recreation, arts & crafts, mineral exploration, environment, employment, Inuit language and wildlife. It also focus on preservation of Archaeological and Heritage building’s, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit (Inuit Traditional Knowledge), sustainable economic development, and infrastructure etc.)
    • Health Policy Community ConsultationMcMaster University, Faculty of Health Sciences, October 14 – 21, 2016May 27 – June 23, 2017, October 29 – November 9, 2017 & August 9 – 22, 2018
    • Community-Based Sea Ice & Ocean Research Project, Centre for Earth Observation Science, University of Manitoba, January, 2017 – February, 2018
    • CES Community Consultation, May 8 – 11, 2018
    • Community Economic Development PlanHamlet of Chesterfield Inlet, A Community Based Approach to Responsible Socio-Economic Development, The CED Plan consolidated report is focus on sustainable to economic development, tourism, heritage & archaeological mapping, training, education, recreation, environment, wildlife/ marine mammals, health/ social, housing, employment, infrastructure, Inuit traditional knowledge, Inuktitut language, arts & crafts, and access road etc. prepared by CES – Canadian Ecotourism Services, November, 2017 – March, 2018

The post-secondary programs/ courses are available for registration online. Learn more about financial assistance and scholarship programs through the Department of Education, Government of Nunavut or regional Inuit organizations. Information on post-secondary program (college or university), Nunavut programs and other training programs in Canada visit:


College/ University:

Nunavut Arctic College

Department of Education – Government of Nunavut

University of Manitoba

University College of the North (UCN) – The Pas, Manitoba

Algonquin College located in Ottawa, Perth and Pembroke

Trent University

First Nations Technical Institute, Ontario

University of Winnipeg

Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Technology – Winnipeg, MB

Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology

University of Saskatchewan

Concordia University – John Molson School of Business

McMaster University

EDAC – Program


The following Training and Educational Programs are available for Community Members:


Training Program Resources:

  • Pre-trades courses
  • Occupational skills
  • On-the-job employment skills
  • Apprenticeship technical training
  • Entry-level trades training
  • Transport and heavy-equipment training, licensing and certification

For more information about Training Programs/ Grants, and the Nunavut MTO Programs visit:


Nunavut Arctic College – Learning Centre – Local Programs:

Class 3 Driving Course air brakes endorsement, Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet along with Nunavut Arctic College, October 9 – 30, 2018; information on Class 3 Driving Course air brakes endorsement program contact Hamlet Office tel: 867-898-9951


Office Administration Program Year One:
Office Admin. program year one scheduled September, 2018 – April, 2019 in Chesterfield Inlet; info. on office admin. program contact local Adult Educator tel: 898-9048


Program – Pre-Trades Training:
For information on the Pre-Trades Training program scheduled January 3 to April 20, 2018 with the Nunavut Arctic College in Chesterfield Inlet; contact the local Adult Educator at Tel: 1-867-898-9048 or Fax: 1-867-898-9101


ABE (Adult Basic Education) and WES (Workplace Essential Skills): delivered at the Nunavut Arctic College – Learning Centre. Program includes – English, Math, Inuktitut, Career/College, Portfolio Development, and Preparing for Change, Keyboarding, Intro to Computers and Job Experience.


Accounting Training – Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet:
A basic introduction to Accounting Training for Sage 50 and Sage 300 software program was held with Avery Cooper Financial Corp. – March 21 to 30, 2016 with the Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet.


Fur Production and Design Chesterfield Inlet:
The Fur Production and Design program in Chesterfield Inlet hosted a class ceremony on December 16, 2015. 4 graduates completed the program with program coordinator Rose-Marie Tongola and assistant coordinator Pauline Kadjuk. The ceremony was open to Elders and members at the community complex. This four month program was developed using Inuit traditional methods on how to prepare, design and sew garments for the seal skin, fur garment industry. The students had the opportunity to develop Inuit traditional knowledge and skills in this area.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Question: What are my career options with a ‘HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA’ versus my career options ‘WITHOUT A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA’?

Answer: For further information, we suggest you talk to your local school Guidance Counsellor/your Teacher or visit the local Nunavut Arctic College for information. You can also visit an agency that offers Education and Career Counselling services such as: www.hrsdc.gc.ca


Question: Where can I get information/applications about student financial assistance/grants?

Answer: The Nunavut Scholarships Program may be available for some students along with the FANS program and the NTI Memorial Scholarship. Download Nunavut Beneficiaries Scholarships Program application form and Jose Amaujaq Kusugak Memorial Scholarship application. For further information about Grant programs contact or visit the Department of Education, Government of Nunavut website or local Nunavut Arctic College – Learning Centre in Chesterfield Inlet for program information.
Phone: (867) 898-9048 or Fax: (867) 898-9101


Question: Where can I get information about student residences?

Answer: For information about student residences contact the Student Services Centre or the Student Association for the respective campus. Often information can be found on their web site. Links to many of University and College web sites can be found here.


Question: Who can I contact about campus programs and/or How to Apply for a program?

Answer: Complete the educational institution’s application forms for the programs or courses you want to apply for. Often these forms can be downloaded from their web site or at your request, sent out by mail from their registrar’s office. Submit the completed application to the campus or community learning centre in Nunavut (or outside of Nunavut) that offers the programs or courses. Many programs or courses are filled on a first come first serve basis and it is advisable to apply as early as possible on or before the due date.


Question: Where can I get information about ‘High School – General/Academic’ upgrading Equivalency and ‘College/University’ preparation Courses, on a Full or Part-time basis?

Answer: High School ‘General’ or ‘Academic’ upgrading equivalency and College/University preparation courses are offered at various ‘Colleges’ or at other ‘Educational Institutions’. As a sample, here is the Academic Upgrading Courses Chart from Alberta. Also, view the Aboriginal Upgrading Programs – High School Credit courses Programs offered (Alberta).

Other college campuses that offer high school credits to finish high school equivalency or to qualify for a Career Training Program or to attain high school diploma/continuing education and then to prepare for a career are: – Red River College – Continuing Education or Algonquin College – Career & Academic Access Centre – Woodroffe, Ontario. Visit these two sites for more information.


Question: How do I transfer my post-secondary/institutional credits?

Answer: The applicant with high school or post-secondary education credits must make arrangements with the schools where they studied to have a copy of their transcripts mailed to the new school or campus they are registering with. Submit an application form to transfer your credit(s) or request a challenge credit form from the campus.


Question: I need to speak with a Student Counsellor – who can I speak to?

Answer: All Universities and Colleges have a Student Services/Counselling department, which will be able to assist you with your questions and concerns. This includes counselling on programs and courses, financial aid, scholarships, bursaries, awards, academic advice, tutoring, etc.


 

Mayor

Simionie Sammurtok
(867) 898-9951
chester_mayor@qiniq.com

Administration

Shawn Stuckey
Senior Administrative Officer
(867) 898-9926
sao_hamlet@qiniq.com

Janice Issaluk
Hamlet Lands Officer
(867) 898-9951
lands_hamlet@qiniq.com

David Kattegatsiak
Community Economic Development Officer
(867) 898-9206
edo_hamlet@qiniq.com

Vacant
Receptionist/Clerk
(867) 898-9951

Finance

Vacant
Certified Finance/Administrative Officer
(867) 898-9951

Lillian Simik
Finance/Administrative Officer – Trainee
(867) 898-9951

Municipal Services & Community Maintenance

Don Tanuyak
Hamlet Foreman
(867) 898-9939
fore_hamlet@qiniq.com

Vacant
Certified Hamlet Heavy-Duty Mechanic
(867) 898-9939

Remi Aggark
Interim Assistant Hamlet Heavy-Duty Mechanic
(867) 898-9939

Nipi Alogut
Hamlet Building Maintainer
(867) 898-9951

Vacant
Director of Community Works – Contractor
(867) 898-9951

Recreation & Wellness Coordinator

Greg Tanuyak
Recreation Coordinator
(867) 898-9081
rec_hamlet@qiniq.com

Jacintha Amarok
Wellness Coordinator
(867) 898-9951

Eric Nanout
Recreation Facility Maintainer
(867) 898-9951

Jocelyn Simik
Justice Outreach Worker
(867) 898-9951

Vacant
Office Assistant Trainee

Community Aerodrome Radio Station

Jerome Misheralak
Observer/Communicator 1
(867) 898-9940

Jordon Putulik
Observer/Communicator 2
(867) 898-9940

Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd.

Randy Boiteau
Community Coordinator
(867) 898-9951
chester_agnico@qiniq.com

By-Law Enforcement/Fire Chief

Ralph Simik
By-Law Enforcement/Fire Chief
(867) 898-9951

Region: Kivalliq
Population 2018: 520 (approx.)
Time Zone: Central
Postal Code: X0C 0B0
Location Latitude: 63.20 49″ North & Longitude 90.43 52″ West

Medical
Kajuqjuk Health Centre 867-898-9968
Emergency
Fire Hall 867-898-4422
Chesterfield Inlet RCMP Detachment 867-898-0123
Hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet (Municipal Government)
Hamlet Office 867-898-9951
Care Home Facility - Department of Health (Government of Nunavut)
Naja Isabelle Home 867-898-9290
Pimakslirvik Corporation 867-898-9292
Accommodation and Dining
Tangmavik Hotel/ Inns North 867-898-9190
Chesterfield Inlet Holding Corporation Bed & Breakfast 867-898-9292
Taxi Service
Taxi
Retail Stores
Chesterfield Inlet Holding Corporation Hardware 867-898-9292
Kingnguvaaq Ltd. 867-898-9103
Northern Store 867-898-9920
Pitsiulak Co-op Association Ltd. 867-898-9975
Schools/ College
Victor Sammurtok School (Kindergarten to Grade 12) 867-898-9913
Nunavut Arctic College (Learning Centre) 867-898-9048
Early Childhood Services
Pairivik Daycare Centre 867-898-9702
Church
Notre Dame De La Deliverande Roman Catholic Mission 867-898-9197
Community Wellness/ Recreation
Noel Nuvak Arena 867-898-9081
Community Drop-In Centre 867-898-9024
Pigiarvik Wellness Committee 867-898-9420
Community Complex 867-898-9951
VSSchool Gymnasium 867-898-9913
Wellness Coordinator 867-898-9951
Local Communications
Pitsiulak Co-op Association Ltd. Cable Television Service 867-898-9975
Sigjaqpaluk Local Public Announcements (CICH 93.3 FM) 867-898-9934
CBC Radio 107.10 FM
Airport
Terminal 867-898-9940
Local Organizations/ Services
Aqigiq Hunters and Trappers Organization 867-898-9063
Kivalliq Inuit Association 867-898-9159
Chesterfield Inlet Holding Corporation 867-898-9292
Chesterfield Inlet Housing Association 867-898-9942
District Education Authority 867-898-9007
Chesterfield Inlet Development Corporation 867-898-9292
Department of Community & Government Services 867-898-9914
Health and Social Services 867-898-9131
Qulliq Energy Corporation 867-898-1201
Government Liason Officer 867-898-9121
Canada Post 867-898-9920
Conservation Officer 867-898-9130
Bank Services
Northern Store 867-898-9920
Pitsiulak Co-op Association Ltd. 867-898-9975
Accepts: VISA, MasterCard/Debit Card, ATM (Automated Teller Machine) available at Pitsiulak Co-op and Northern Store