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Iqaluit International Airport Emergency Exercise

21 June 2022

News Release

For Immediate Release

Iqaluit International Airport Emergency Exercise 

Iqaluit, Nunavut (June 21, 2022) – The Iqaluit International Airport will test its emergency response plan with a mock emergency exercise on Wednesday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The purpose of the exercise is to test the effectiveness of the airport’s Emergency Response Plan and to ensure that all responding agencies’ efforts are well-coordinated in the event of a real incident. Participating agencies will include the RCMP, the Iqaluit City Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), NavCanada, and local media outlets.

This exercise will be restricted to a closed airport area, and no impact to regular operations is anticipated.

Thursday, June 23, will be a backup day in the event of inclement weather.

For more information, please contact Pierre Payette at


Media Contact:

Erika Zell
Director, Policy Planning and Communications
Department of Economic Development and Transportation