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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...

Nunavut is Canada’s last jurisdiction without a positive test for COVID-19

Nunavut remains the only part of Canada to not yet report a positive case of the virus. Yukon reported its first positive cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday night, according to the territory’s Chief Medical...

Events cancelled but Kugluktuk SAO says life goes on

Next month’s Nattiq Frolics have been scrapped, as is the Kitikmeot Hockey Tournament but life continues, says Kugluktuk SAO Ronald Ladd. The Nattiq Frolics, scheduled for April 13 to 19, have been scrapped due to...

Nunavut sledders disappointed over Games cancellation

The announcement of the cancellation of the 2020 Arctic Winter Games (AWG) has left many in Nunavut disappointed and shocked including Nunavut's dog sledding teams. Citing concerns around COVID-19, the cancellation of the 2020 Arctic...

UPDATE: Avoid travel and large gatherings, says chief medical officer

The Government of Nunavut is now asking Nunavummiut to avoid international travel and reduce non-essential travel within Canada, according to a Friday news release. “The additional preventive steps we are taking today and our whole-of-government...

Cambridge Bay discourages business and leisure travellers as virus defence

The Hamlet of Cambridge Bay has cancelled travel by its staff members and the municipality is asking people who are planning to fly into the community to make other arrangements due to coronavirus concerns. In...

Nunavut Mining Symposium cancelled due to coronavirus concerns

There won’t be a Nunavut Mining Symposium in Iqaluit this year due to precautions surrounding the coronavirus Covid-19. The annual meeting of mining industry delegates, government officials and Nunavut business representatives won’t happen this year...

GN advises Nunavummiut who attended Toronto mining conference to self-monitor for coronavirus symptoms

Residents of Nunavut who attended the Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) 2020 in Toronto are being urged to watch for the development of any symptoms of the coronavirus Covid-19. Nunavummiut who attended a...

Canadian North updates its response to coronavirus threat

Canadian North has enhanced its cleaning of planes and is temporarily suspending change and cancellation fees on connections for international flights in reaction to the threat posed by the coronavirus Covid-19. Although health officials have...

MLAs probe health minister on coronavirus emergency plans

What is the GN going to do if the coronavirus starts spreading in the territory, a couple of MLAs wanted to know on Monday. Qikiqtani General Hospital, Rankin Inlet and Cambridge Bay have isolation rooms...