“There’s a fundamental shift in the culture of Iqaluit happening today,” Deputy Mayor Romeyn Stevenson said during a Feb. 29 press conference in which federal funding of $4 million toward the city’s aquatic centre was announced.

“Buildings like the aquatic centre are in the middle of that shift. We’re becoming a place where people can be proud to live. This new building will allow Iqalummiut to exercise, to learn new skills, to play, all in a healthy and inviting environment.”

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Aquatic centre getting $4 million