The Nunatsiavut Government’s First Minister, Melva Williams, is frustrated with the delays in the start of service of the 2024 shipping season. According to the provincial Department of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Kamutik W will not began serving the North coast until after June 20.

“This year is one of the earliest we’ve experienced ice-free ports. The Kamutik W could easily service the coast and bring in much needed supplies for our people,” said Minister Williams. “Food costs are high enough as it is, but combine that with lack of goods on store shelves, and we have a serious issue. This is just not good enough in this day in age.”

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