News releases

Cambridge Bay, Nunavut (March 25, 2022) – Today, Nunavut Premier P.J. Akeeagok and Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) President Aluki Kotierk signed a declaration to formalize the working relationship between the Government of Nunavut (GN) and NTI through the creation of the Nunavut Partnership Committee. “I am pleased to take another step towards our ongoing efforts to strengthen the Government of Nunavut’s working relations with NTI,” says Premier Akeeagok. “This partnership declaration follows this week’s release of the Katujjiluta Mandate, which was developed in collaboration with Nunavut’s… read more.
Premier’s update: I wanted to take this opportunity to express my gratitude towards our Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Michael Patterson, and his health team for their tireless efforts to keep Nunavut safe during the COVID-19 pandemic in the past two years. Dr. Patterson has been at the helm, day and night, during holidays and weekends, to help protect Nunavummiut against COVID-19. He has offered good advice and an evidence-based approach to dealing with a global pandemic that impacted all aspects of our life. I also want to thank Ooleepika Ikkidluak who has been at Dr. Patterson’s side… read more.
Premier’s update: Ullakkut, And a special greeting to all the Elders watching. As of this morning Nunavut has 310 positive cases of COVID-19. We have active cases in 21 communities – the reported numbers are: One in Arctic Bay Four in Arviat, Five in Baker Lake, Three in Cambridge Bay, Zero in Chesterfield Inlet, Two in Clyde River Four in Coral Harbour, 25 in Igloolik 85 in Iqaluit, 10 in Gjoa Haven, Zero Kimmirut Four in Kinngait, 26 in Kugaaruk, One in Kugluktuk Eight in Naujaat, 19 in Pangnirtung, 24 in Pond Inlet, Three in Qikiqtarjuaq, 40 in Rankin Inlet, Four… read more.
Premier’s update: Ullakkut, And a special greeting to all the Elders watching. As of this morning Nunavut has 352 positive cases of COVID-19. We have active cases in 16 communities – the reported numbers are: One in Arctic Bay 18 in Arviat, 12 in Baker Lake, 15 in Cambridge Bay, Zero in Chesterfield Inlet, Nine in Coral Harbour, 39 in Igloolik 113 in Iqaluit, Zero in Gjoa Haven, Zero Kimmirut 13 in Kinngait, 15 in Kugaaruk, Zero Kugluktuk Two in Naujaat, Nine in Pangnirtung, Zero in Pond Inlet, Zero in Qikiqtarjuaq, 45 in Rankin Inlet, 11 Resolute Bay 13 in Sanirajak… read more.
Premier’s update: Ullakkut, As of this morning Nunavut has 366 positive cases of COVID-19. We have active cases in 18 communities – the reported numbers are: 16 in Arviat, 18 in Baker Lake, 18 in Cambridge Bay, Two in Chesterfield Inlet, 11 in Coral Harbour, 38 in Igloolik 130 in Iqaluit, One in Gjoa Haven, Zero Kimmirut 12 in Kinngait, Zero in Kugaaruk, Six Kugluktuk Zero in Naujaat, Five in Pangnirtung, Six in Pond Inlet, Four in Qikiqtarjuaq, 34 in Rankin Inlet, Nine in Sanirajak, 15 in Sanikiluaq, 38 in Taloyoak, and Three in Whale Cove.  We also have four… read more.
Premier’s update: Ullakkut, As of this morning Nunavut has 442 positive cases of COVID-19. We have active cases in 18 communities – the reported numbers are: 19 in Arviat, x 44 in Baker Lake, 33 in Cambridge Bay, Two in Chesterfield Inlet, 23 in Coral Harbour, 87 in Igloolik 89 in Iqaluit, One in Gjoa Haven, Zero Kimmirut 14 in Kinngait, Zero in Kugaaruk, Four Kugluktuk Zero in Naujaat, Eight in Pangnirtung, 13 in Pond Inlet, Five in Qikiqtarjuaq, 29 in Rankin Inlet, Nine in Sanirajak, 21 in Sanikiluaq, 36 in Taloyoak, and Five in Whale Cove.  We have 91 reported… read more.
News Release Sanikiluaq pilot project flight extended to July 2022 Iqaluit, Nunavut (February 3, 2022) – Premier P.J. Akeeagok, is pleased to announce the extension of the Sanikiluaq pilot project flight to July 5, 2022. “This pilot project was implemented to address the travel needs of the community, reduce the reliance on chartered services and allow the GN to improve services in Sanikiluaq,” said Premier Akeeagok. “This extension ensures the community has ongoing air service access and helps reduce the risk for potential exposure to COVID-19 by offering a direct route between Sanikiluaq… read more.
Premier’s update: Ullakkut, As of this morning Nunavut has 462 positive cases of COVID-19. We have active cases in 18 communities – the reported numbers are: 21 in Arviat, 44 in Baker Lake, 39 in Cambridge Bay, Two in Chesterfield Inlet, 26 in Coral Harbour, 94 in Igloolik 84 in Iqaluit, Zero in Gjoa Haven, Zero Kimmirut 21 in Kinngait, Zero in Kugaaruk, Ten Kugluktuk Seven in Naujaat, Five in Pangnirtung, 14 in Pond Inlet, Two in Qikiqtarjuaq, 23 in Rankin Inlet, Seven in Sanirajak, 32 in Sanikiluaq, 24 in Taloyoak, and Seven in Whale Cove.  We have 83 reported… read more.
The Honourable P.J. Akeeagok, Minister responsible for the Utility Rates Review Council (URRC), is required to advise Honourable Joanna Quassa, Minister responsible for the Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC), concerning applications by QEC for approval of project permits. These permits are for construction of major capital projects. Under section 18.1 of the Qulliq Energy Corporation Act, the Corporation must make an application to the Minister for a project permit for any project that will exceed five (5) million dollars. These permits are for construction of major capital projects. Under… read more.
News Release Premier Akeeagok announces senior management changes Iqaluit, Nunavut (January 28, 2022) – Premier P.J. Akeeagok is pleased to announce the appointment of Jimi Onalik as Deputy Minister of Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs and Secretary to Cabinet. Mr. Onalik will be responsible for overseeing strategic planning and direction for the Government of Nunavut, starting Monday, January 31, 2022. David Kunuk will take over as Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Transportation, beginning on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. The Premier also recommends Eiryn Devereaux for… read more.