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Agnico Eagle launches rapid COVID-19 testing at mine site laboratory

Agnico Eagle has set up a COVID-19 testing lab for employees at its Meliadine gold mine and has enlisted the services of a distinguished doctor and researcher to lead the project. Close to 470 employees...

Rankin Inlet man charged with child luring

A 28-year-old Rankin Inlet man has been charged with making explicit material available to a child and luring a child. On April 3, the RCMP used a search warrant to investigate the residence of the...

Rankin Inlet arena ready for use as makeshift hospital

Rankin Inlet recreation co-ordinator David Clark and his crew have readied the new arena to be used as a relief hospital should Covid-19 appear and spread throughout the community. It’s been a somewhat rocky start...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Taloyoak man imprisoned for a minimum of 13 years after strangling spouse

Editor’s note: The following story contains disturbing details.  A Taloyoak man with a history of violent acts against his spouse has been sentenced to life in prison with no eligibility for parole for 13 years...

Agnico Eagle puts Meliadine mine in ‘lockdown’ mode; contract worker disciplined

To strengthen its COVID-19 response, Agnico Eagle is placing its Meliadine gold mine in “lockdown mode” starting on Monday. Agnico Eagle is changing its work schedules at Meliadine and Meadowbank to 28 days straight, starting...

Does Nunavut’s quality of education get a passing grade?

The number of high school graduates in Nunavut has gradually been rising, but is the quality of their education adequate? An example of a Soundfield system in a Nunavut classroom can be seen in the...

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...

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...

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,...