Monday, July 25, 2005

New Nunavut Square To Be Built In Arctic Canada

A new city square will be build in Arctic Canada. This all stone project called the Nunavut Square will be in front of the elder's center in the Nunavut capital city of Iqaluit. It is an ambitious project to make the center into a more people-friendly, safe and beautiful place. It is also the first project in the city's "Capital District and Core Area Redevelopment" plan. When the Nunavut Square is finished next summer, it will feature a stone wall around its perimeter and a raised stone stage in the centre. "We're trying to make a community centrepiece, like a park, and we wanted something unique and reflective of Iqaluit, so it's being built out of stone," said Counciller Glenn Williams. Eight Iqaluit residents are also involved in the square's construction, receiving instruction from stone masons who are supervising the work. The stone bridge and park that the Iqaluit Beautification Society put up a couple of years ago will also be integrated into the new square, Williams said.

To see some beautiful artwork from Arctic Canada including Iqaluit, see Free Spirit Gallery Inuit Art.

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