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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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GN finds a supplier for Mr. Gross Mouth

You may have heard of Mr. Potato Head. Well, make room for Mr. Gross Mouth. The Government of Nunavut has awarded a $6,421 tender for Nuna Depot to supply 25 units of Mr. Gross Mouth so...

GN awards duty and medical airline contracts to Canadian North, Calm Air

Canadian North will provide medical travel, duty travel and air freight for the Government of Nunavut in the Qikiqtaaluk and Kitikmeot regions while Calm Air will serve the Kivalliq region and Sanikiluaq as the...

Long-term care centres initial contract awarded, but GN won’t reveal value

The Government of Nunavut has selected Winnipeg-based FT3 Architecture Landscape Interior Design to provide design and construction administration services for three new long-term facilities in the territory. The value of the tender award remains under...

Contaminants at Nanisivik stored improperly, and have been for years

Rusting barrels of fuel on the ground and decaying bags of chemicals at the old Nanisivik airport trouble former Arctic Bay mayor Niore Iqalukjuak. Iqalukjuak made a trip to the site – approximately 30 km...

GN reduces cannabis prices as sales fall

The Government of Nunavut has reduced its markup on dried cannabis to $1 per gram from $4 per gram as sales declined between the first and second quarters of 2019. Nunavummiut ordered 2,190 grams of...

Publicly-elected premier a non-issue

It really seems like just yesterday when the birth of Canada’s newest territory was fast approaching the horizon of reality, and consensus government (and if I may) of, for and by the people was...