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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...

Government of Nunavut transitions some employees to working from home

The Government of Nunavut is asking the public for patience and understanding as it begins to move its non-essential workforce to performing duties from home because of COVID-19. Non-essential territorial government employees are going to...

GN looking at restoring bid adjustment cap as NNI policy is reviewed

The territorial government is analyzing potential changes to the Nunavummi Nangminiqaqtunik Ikajuuti (NNI) policy, which is intended to give an advantage of Inuit-owned companies bidding on government contracts. Among the changes being contemplated is a...

Suicide prevention initiatives increasing, says GN

It is a fact that suicide is a major social issue in Nunavut. Statistics Canada indicates the suicide rate in Nunavut is more than five times the national average, according to 2018 figures, which show...

GN surpasses 5,000 positions; average salary reaches $95,600

There were 5,010 Government of Nunavut positions across the territory in 2018-19, according to the Public Service Annual Report. The territorial government paid out $409.5 million in regular salaries, $26.2 million in overtime, $84.6 million...

Nunavut’s chief public health officer discusses territory’s health care challenges

Nunavut News asked Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut's chief public health officer, about the top three challenges faced by Nunavut's Department of Health. Patterson discussed the challenges in no hierarchical order. This interview has been...

Access to dental services is ‘quite good’ says territorial dental officer

Territorial Dental Officer Ronald Kelly believes access to dental services is "quite good" considering the remoteness of northern communities. Every community has been allocated a certain number of days of dental service a year, he...

Editorial: Hopefully more than a photo-op

Last week Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated inked an agreement with the Government of Nunavut to refresh and renew a working relationship between the two organizations. The agreement, called the Katujjiqatigiinniq Protocol, outlines several priorities for the...

Government of Nunavut and Inuit organization renew commitment to work together

The Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) signed the Katujjiqatigiinniq Protocol which outlines the relationship between the GN and NTI. In the presence of government officials and NTI members, Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq...

GN struggles to grow tourism without more investment

“Nunavut is a niche destination, particularly among international travellers.” That's a key line from the Department of Economic Development and Tourism's Annual Tourism Report 2018-19. The bulk of Nunavut's tourists come from within Canada, and a...

GN computer network is now operational in Iqaluit

The Government of Nunavut has confirmed its computer network and electronic systems  are again operational in Iqaluit following a ransomware attack a few weeks ago. The majority of GN employees in Iqaluit are now able...

GN giving much of federal carbon tax back to Nunavummiut through tax breaks

The GN will provide tax breaks and an at-the-pump rebate to Nunavummiut to return most of the carbon tax that the federal government imposed on July 1, which drove up fuel prices by about...

Qamaniq demands GN pay hunters compensation for meat caches eaten by polar bears

Hunters who lose their buried winter meat caches to hungry polar bears should be entitled to compensation from the territorial government, according to Tununiq MLA David Qamaniq. "Caching meat is very hard work. We have...

Finance minister explains $17.8 million in extra operations and maintenance spending

Various GN departments required more money for their operations and maintenance in 2018-19, totalling $17.8 million. Finance Minister George Hickes explained Wednesday that the Department of Finance would absorb $5.5 million on behalf of all...

Pressure mounts on GN to access funds from Inuit organizations

MLAs are encouraging GN ministers to approach Inuit organizations for money to advance various projects. Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak strongly recommended that Health Minister George Hickes reach out to Inuit development corporations to help build...

GN issuing food vouchers for income assistance clients during computer network shutdown

While the Government of Nunavut wrestles with ransomware that has crippled its computer network, the Department of Family Services will be handing out food vouchers to income assistance clients across the territory. Cheques are not...

Ransomware hinders Government of Nunavut services

The Government of Nunavut is scrambling to recover from a "new and sophisticated" ransomware attack on its computer network. All GN services that rely on electronic information are affected as the hackers prevent the files...

GN expands wolf sample program to Kivalliq and Qikiqtaaluk regions

After what Environment Minister Joe Savikataaq described as a successful first year in the Kitikmeot region, he announced on Thursday the expansion of the territorial government's wolf sample collection program to the Kivalliq and...

GN releases data on staff housing occupancy, vacancies, rents and leases

The Government of Nunavut had 1,664 staff units as of March 31. Of those, 131 two-bedroom units were vacant, along with 61 three-bedroom units, 33 one-bedroom units and two four-bedroom units, according to the...

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