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Bingo is back in Cambridge Bay, with a twist

The days of gathering in the community hall for bingo are behind us, for now, so the Hamlet of Cambridge Bay has improvised a solution for the pandemic period. Volunteers are delivering free bingo cards...

Social distancing is the ‘new normal,’ says Nunavut’s premier

Correction: This version of the story has been updated to reflect that the 206 travel requests include 161 critical workers. The previous version of the story, due to inaccurate information provided by the Department...

City of Iqaluit updates which businesses are open and closed

For Iqalummiut wondering which businesses are still accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Iqaluit has issued an update. Canada Post is among the businesses in Iqaluit that remain open to the public. NNSL file...

Dr. Patterson asks for patience as staff process travel and hotel requests

With Nunavut’s newest travel restrictions, many Nunavummiut are concerned about how and when they will get home. It is now mandatory for Nunavut residents to undergo and clear a mandatory 14-day self-isolation period in Yellowknife,...

Disappointing start for new arena in Rankin Inlet

Expectations may have been too high in the community for any new facility to have a legitimate chance of living up to at first, but no one could have predicted what the first few...

Degrees of Success: Child welfare specialist hones her craft through bachelor’s program at the...

Christa Kunuk had a career-altering moment while in her early years as a counsellor at Nakasuk School in Iqaluit. A restless and troubled young boy approached her and said, “If I grow up, I’m going...

Expert explains tighter travel restrictions despite no cases of COVID-19

Tighter travel restrictions in Nunavut have come into effect for several reasons including increased concerns of COVID-19 transmission in southern Canada. “All over Canada now the problem is community infections," said Premier Joe Savikataaq, adding...

Rabies confirmed in Rankin Inlet

A fox that came into contact with at least one dog in Rankin Inlet has tested positive for rabies. Pixabay photo A fox that was in contact with at least one dog has tested positive for...

Agnico Eagle reduces activity at Meliadine and Meadowbank

Agnico Eagle announced Tuesday that it will reduce activities at its Meliadine gold mine and Meadowbank complex, which processes ore from the Amaruq gold deposit. Agnico Eagle is scaling back its operations at Meliadine gold...

Wearing a mask may be ‘ineffective’ for COVID-19, says top doctor

Messages on social media are leading some to believe wearing a mask is helpful as a response to COVID-19. According to Nunavut’s top doctor however, healthy people do not need to wear masks. “They are...

Fox bites Gjoa Haven resident; GN warns of possible rabies

Gjoa Haven residents are encouraged to be on the lookout for foxes after a resident of their community was bitten by one of the animals. A fox bit a community member in Gjoa Haven recently,...

Some Nunavut students scramble home from the south, go into self-isolation

As COVID-19 created growing alarm across the country over the past week, Nunavut students studying in the south were faced with the choice of hunkering down or rushing home. Alassua Hanson made it home to...

Stephen Mansell named Nunavut’s deputy minister of Justice

Stephen Mansell has been appointed as Nunavut’s deputy minister of Justice. photo courtesy of Stephen Mansell Stephen Mansell will take over as deputy minister of Justice as of April 27, Premier Joe Savikataaq announced on Tuesday. Mansell,...

Rankin Inlet rallies defences as COVID-19 looms

The Hamlet of Rankin Inlet began calmly solidifying its defences in preparation for the arrival of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Fire Chief and emergency-response contact person for the community of Rankin Inlet, Mark...

Stricter travel restrictions begin in Nunavut

Despite there being no confirmed cases of COVID-19, stricter travel restrictions are being enforced in the territory. Starting March 24 at 11:59 pm, only residents and critical workers will be able to enter the...

Internet caps hiked for Northwestel’s Nunavut customers

Correction: Due to faulty formatting in Northwestel's news release, there was a mistake in the previous information contained in this story. In actuality, customers in Iqaluit, Arviat, Cambridge Bay and Rankin Inlet will have...

Nunavut residents must self-isolate before flying back into the territory

Starting Wednesday, Nunavummiut returning to the territory, including medical travel patients, will have to self-isolate for 14 days prior to flying back into the territory. “It has become increasingly clear that we need to limit...

Cambridge Bay tea talk: Take care of each other

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Nunavut News and Kivalliq News going to PDF-only

Northern News Services and Canarctic Graphics, which prints our newspapers, made the difficult decision this weekend to suspend print publication until further notice. To do so on the week of our 48th anniversary makes...

Baker Lake MLA byelection postponed

Voters in Baker Lake won’t be voting in a byelection for MLA until Aug. 24 because of COVID-19. The byelection for Baker Lake’s new MLA will take place in August due to concerns over COVID-19. Pixabay...