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Demography        
Population Estimated in 2011 to be 1,400   Other Useful Information  
1986 Gender Distribution Male - 53%
Female - 47%
  Prices Cost of living is 65% greater than Montreal
Food prices are 69% greater than Yellowknife
1986 Age Distribution 0-4 - 16%
5-14 - 25%
15-64 - 57%
65+ - 2%
  Business Clothing manufacturing, arts and crafts making, taxi, hotels, building contractors, restaurants, general retail, outfitter, tour packagers
1991 Ethnic Distribution Inuit - 93%
Non-Native - 5.6%
  Power Nunavut Power Corporation 1800 kw diesel
Languages Spoken Inuktitut
English
  Water Pipeline from Tee Lake, 1.5 km [1 mile] to settlement, chlorinated and trucked to houses
Political Organization       Sanitation Sewage pumped from each house
Hamlet Status April 1st, 1982   Fuel Tank farm north of community stores diesel, heating, gasoline and airplane fuel
Hamlet Office Phone (867) 897-8943
Fax (867) 897-8030
  Transportation Regular by-weekly flights by First Air and Kenn Borek Air
Liquor Plebiscite April 1st, 1992, Possession requires community approval   Communications Canada Post, NorwesTel telephone, CBC Radio [community], CBC Television
The Economy     Protection Services Police: RCMP [Royal Canadian Mounted Police] 4 person detachment
Major Activities Carving, print-making     Fire: 25 person volunteer fire brigade, triple combination pumper, fire hall
Co-operatives West Baffin Eskimo Co-op Limited   Medical 4 bed fully equipped, 11 person Community Health Centre with residential quarters attached
Renewable Resources Artic Char, clams, shrimp   Social Services Social Services run by the Government of Nunavut, 4 social workers, Youth Justice Committee
  Marine Mammals: Beluga whale, right whale, killer whale, harbour seal, harp seal, harbour seal, bearded seal, walrus   Education Sam Pudliat School, K-6
Peter Pitseolak School, 7-12
school year: mid-August to mid-June
vocational and continuing education: Arctic College
  Game: Caribou, polar bear, fox, wolf, arctic hare, goose, duck, ptarmigan   Housing 250 residential housing units
  Quotas: Caribou 300, Polar bear 10   Accommodation Dorset Suites
www.dorsetsuites.com
Other Resources Soapstone, marble, medium-level uranium potential area   Recreation and Culture   Community Hall, school gymnasium, playgrounds, arena, Youth Centre
         
 
 
     
 

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