2 Nunavut communities cancel Canada Day parades
June 29, 2021
Following the discovery of hundreds of children’s graves at former residential schools in British Columbia and Saskatchewan, communities across the country are deciding how to celebrate Canada Day this year. In Nunavut’s two biggest communities, the celebrations are going to be very different than before.
Canada Day is usually a pretty big deal in Iqaluit, but the city couldn’t celebrate last year due to COVID-19 restrictions, so it put a band on a truck and sent them to the people.
On Tuesday, council decided to hold subdued, smaller events on July 1.