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COVID-19 batters Nunavut’s travel industry; 75% of tourism businesses may close in second quarter

Nunavut’s $300-million travel and tourism industry is reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic with 75 per cent of businesses in the sector indicating that they may have to shut down during the second quarter and...

GN and NTI fund $2 million worth of food for Nunavut communities

The Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated are collaborating to invest $2 million in community food programs for children and elders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Community food programs that feed elders and...

Degrees of Success: Scholarship opportunities abound

Expenses related to post-secondary education can be substantial: tuition, room and board, textbooks, among them. Scholarships and grants can make the difference for promising students who desire a college or university education. Below is...

Qulliq Energy Corporation warns of scam calls

Scam calls demanding immediate payment of power bills are being made, QEC warns. Pixabay photo If you receive a phone call from someone claiming to be a representative of Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) demanding immediate payment...

NWT cases of COVID-19 climb to four

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the NWT, the office of the chief public health officer said on Thursday night. “These cases were confirmed in quick succession this evening. Once the OCPHO...

GN needs more money to fight COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the territorial and federal governments are locked in a dispute over health funding. The GN's “longstanding” agreement with Ottawa for Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) expired on March 31. NIHB is a federal...

Nunavut Mining: Businessman Patrick Tagoona’s strategy is to diversify

Imagine a Kivalliq region with no gold mining. When businessman Patrick Tagoona pictures it in his mind, he envisions an entirely different line of work for himself. “The likelihood of me being an entrepreneur and getting...

Nunavut health minister extends public health emergency until April 16

“Thank you to all Nunavummiut doing their part to maintain social and physical distancing, staying at home and keeping their communities safe and well,” Health Minister George Hickes said Thursday. Rajnesh Sharma/NNSL photo The territorial public...

Former Naujaat teacher promotes Nunavut while teaching aboard Dutch vessel

It was quite the experience travelling with Class Afloat for former Naujaat teacher and cadet leader Lloyd Francis, who left Naujaat in 2018 after spending five years in the community. Former Naujaat teacher Lloyd Francis...

Minister frustrated by Ottawa’s modest compensation for medical travel

After fighting for years with the federal government to get greater reimbursements for extremely expensive Non-Insured Health Benefits medical travel, Finance and Health Minister George Hickes is threatening to dump the problem in Ottawa’s...

Nunavut Mining: Lionel Quinangnaq rises through the ranks at Amaruq

Lionel Quinangnaq has climbed the ladder from surveyor’s helper to relief supervisor at Agnico Eagle’s Amaruq gold deposit. He’s now responsible a crew of close to 20 mine vehicle operators. Baker Lake’s Lionel Quinangnaq has been...

Kitikmeot Inuit Association announces $500 monthly for elders; money for on-the-land program

Elders in the Kitikmeot will receive a monthly cash payment of $500 from the Kitikmeot Inuit Association from April through June to assist them in buying healthy foods during the pandemic. The Kitikmeot Inuit Association...

NWT confirms its second case of COVID-19

Public health officials have confirmed a second case of COVID-19 infection in the Northwest Territories. The subject is an Inuvik resident. They are self-isolating at home with members of their household and are mildly symptomatic. The...

Kissarvik Co-op strives to protect staff, customers

Things look the same from the outside, but once one ventures inside it doesn’t take long to realize that changes have taken place at the Kissarvik Co-op in Rankin Inlet since the COVID-19 pandemic...

Qaggiavuut provides emergency relief to Nunavut’s artists

Qaggiavuut, an organization that promotes the performing arts in Nunavut, has provided financial assistance to 17 artists and is inviting others to apply for emergency relief, if needed during the COVID-19 crisis. Qaggiavuut has access...

Chambers of commerce embrace federal wage subsidy, but some concerns remain

The federal government’s efforts to aid businesses and non-profit organizations hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic are being hailed by Nunavut’s chambers of commerce but questions and concerns linger. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau increased the...

Qulliq Energy Corp applies to reduce customers’ bills

Qulliq Energy Corporation has applied to have power bills reduced — an amount that will save the average customer $14.50 per month. With fuel prices falling, Qulliq Energy Corporation is applying to reduce customers’ bills. photo...

Patterson welcomes federal COVID-19 compensation that can aid Nunavummiut

*UPDATE: The federal government will issue cheque payments in addition to direct deposit. The federal government’s $2,000 per month payments to Canadians who have lost work due to COVID-19 can benefit Nuanvummiut carvers, seamstresses, actors...

‘My children come first,’ Kamingoak says of her decision to step down as MLA

Mila Kamingoak is putting family above politics. "The reason I resigned is because my children come first. Since day one I’ve always said I am a mom first. At this time, I really need to...

Department of Education launches a new website to encourage learning

The Department of Education is launching a new learn-at-home website for students at the request of parents and caregivers today. Since March 17 all schools in Nunavut have been closed due to COVID-19 concerns....