Power out in parts of Baker Lake, Nunavut, after 'incident with a pole'

Baker Lake Nunavut, in 2019. About 250 residents were without power on Thursday evening, according to Qulliq Energy Corp. (Travis Burke/CBC - image credit)
Baker Lake Nunavut, in 2019. About 250 residents were without power on Thursday evening, according to Qulliq Energy Corp. (Travis Burke/CBC - image credit)

About 250 people in Baker Lake, Nunavut, were without power on Thursday evening after an "incident with a pole," according to Qulliq Energy Corp.

The company said in a tweet just before 6 p.m. that crews were investigating.

A later tweet said that additional crews would need to be sent from Rankin Inlet "as soon as possible" and that workers in Baker Lake were trying in the meantime to get customers reconnected.

"Local operators are doing all they can," the company said in a tweet.

The temperature in the community on Thursday evening was around -26 C.

Baker Lake resident Freddie Oovayuk posted a video to Facebook on Thursday evening that appears to show a power pole knocked over and leaning against a building.