News releases

COVID-19 GN Update - December 29, 2021 Department of Executive and Intergovernmental Services Ongoing services: As EIA is a central department, no services are altered or changed.  The COVID Secretariat and Communications will continue to assist with any GN releases and updates.
Premier’s update: Ullakkut, Happy New Year. As of this morning Nunavut has 74 positive cases of COVID-19. We have active cases in eight communities: 6 in Arviat. 1 in Baker Lake. 1 in Igloolik. 25 in Iqaluit. 9 in Pangnirtung. 1 in Qikiqtarjuak. 22 in Rankin Inlet. 9 in Sanirajak. I will leave the details regarding these cases to Dr. Patterson, our Chief Public Health Officer. In response to the rising number of cases, Dr. Patterson has recommended that we extend the lockdown until January 17. This means schools will remain closed and only critically essential Government of… read more.
COVID-19 GN Update Premier’s update: Ullakkut, Unfortunately, we are going into the holiday season with some concerning news. As of this morning Nunavut has two positive cases of COVID-19. They are two individuals in Pangnirtung. This was announced a few minutes ago and Dr. Patterson can get into specifics, if necessary. I know that many of us were hoping for a more normal Christmas like the ones we had prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone who knows me, knows how much I Iove the holiday season, especially the Christmas games. This year, I will NOT be taking part in any games. I want… read more.
COVID-19 GN Update Premier’s update: Ullakkut, Unfortunately, we are going into the holiday season with some concerning news. As of this morning Nunavut has two positive cases of COVID-19. They are two individuals in Pangnirtung. This was announced a few minutes ago and Dr. Patterson can get into specifics, if necessary. I know that many of us were hoping for a more normal Christmas like the ones we had prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone who knows me, knows how much I Iove the holiday season, especially the Christmas games. This year, I will NOT be taking part in any games. I want… read more.
News Release Premier Akeeagok announces key appointments Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 22, 2021) – Premier PJ Akeeagok is pleased to announce the appointments of Joe Kunuk as Principal Secretary and Virginia Mearns as Deputy Minister of Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs (EIA) and Cabinet Secretary, effective immediately. “I am very thankful to have Mr. Kunuk help guide me in my new role. His perspective and experience will be great assets,” said Premier Akeeagok. “Ms. Mearns did an exemplary job in her previous position, and I am excited she will now be my link to the public service and… read more.
Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 19, 2021) – Premier PJ Akeeagok announced portfolios for his new cabinet today. These portfolio assignments emphasize Premier Akeeagok’s commitment to bring new and lasting change rooted in transformative, measurable change. “Our new executive council blends experience and corporate knowledge with new perspectives and enthusiasm. I am confident that these assignments reflect the skills and abilities of the cabinet ministers, and will ensure we move quickly to address the priorities we’ve heard from Nunavummiut,” said Premier Akeeagok. Premier Akeeagok will… read more.
News Release Premier Akeeagok announces cabinet portfolios Iqaluit, Nunavut (November 19, 2021) – Premier PJ Akeeagok announced portfolios for his new cabinet today. These portfolio assignments emphasize Premier Akeeagok’s commitment to bring new and lasting change rooted in transformative, measurable change. “Our new executive council blends experience and corporate knowledge with new perspectives and enthusiasm. I am confident that these assignments reflect the skills and abilities of the cabinet ministers, and will ensure we move quickly to address the priorities we’ve heard from… read more.