Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Going up

Not so much anything the folks down south would care about, but for those of you living in Nunavut just a head's up. The price of gas is going up 10 cents a litre as of November 1. So if you need to top up the gas tank, now would be a good time to do it.

For those of you down south, that means the price of gas in Iqaluit will now be around $1.17 a litre. The Nunavut government subsidizes gas prices here so they won't be outrageously expensive. It's not so much for motorists (because outside of Iqaluit, there aren't many cars), but mostly for hunters who have to go out on the land in their ATVs and snowmobiles.

I'm not sure what the price of gas is down south right now, but I imagine we're not too much more expensive than many places. I know there was a time last year when the prices was $1.07 that we were actually cheaper than many places down south. Remember, all of our gas for the entire year comes during the brief thaw during the summer months when freighters and tankers can operate in the north without too much fear of ice. I think the last tanker left Iqaluit the other day, so we're now locked in until about the end of June, 2007.

Something to warm my heart this morning.

Oh, and a quick Conversation with Cathy for you, as many of you are also having to deal with kids today...

Me: (As Cathy is heading out the door) Have a good day, babe...
Cathy: It's Halloween. I'm just trying to survive today.

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