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2008-06-21 21:00:08

By THE CANADIAN PRESS Pangnirtung, Nunavut - Officials in a remote Arctic community say their situation is now relatively stable after a flash flood looked as though it may wash the community away from underground. The administrator for the town of Pangnirtung (PANG-nir-tongue), Nunavut, says water a nearby river is no longer eroding away at the ground under homes near the town's edge. Two days of rain and a quick spring melt caused a deluge of water to come roaring down the Duvall...

2008-06-21 21:00:08

By THE CANADIAN PRESS PANGNIRTUNG, Nunavut - Officials in a remote Baffin Island community said Saturday conditions appear to have stabilized after a flash flood looked as though it might wash the community away from underneath. Ron Mongeau, administrator for the town of Pangnirtung, Nunavut, said core sampling done Friday showed water from the swollen Duvall River is no longer eroding away at the ground under homes near the town's edge. "We went down about 55 feet and we saw what we...


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