Iqaluit, Nunavut (April 6, 2022) – John Main, Minister of Health, today announced that the government of Nunavut will be lifting the Public Health Emergency, effective April 11. As a result, all remaining public health restrictions across Nunavut are suspended. “For the past two years, Nunavummiut have had to make many sacrifices to protect our communities from the harms of COVID-19. Today, we have learned much about this virus and have the tools, such as testing options and vaccines to help reduce the risk,” said Minister Main. “In consultation with Nunavut’s Chief Public Health Officer (… read more.
01 April 2022 Statement Premier Akeeagok on Pope’s Residential School Apology Nunavut’s Premier, P.J. Akeeagok, today released the following statement: “I was encouraged to hear his Holiness Pope Francis’ apology to the First Nations, Inuit and Metis delegates for the conduct of some members of the Roman Catholic Church in Canada’s residential schools. What occurred in Canada’s residential schools at the hands of members of the church and educators is nothing short but systemic cultural genocide. No words can erase the impact of the abuse endured by Inuit families, especially the… read more.
01 April 2022 News release Government of Canada invests in sustainable water infrastructure for Iqaluit Iqaluit, Nunavut, April 1st, 2022— Reliable infrastructure is key to building stronger communities. Significant weather-related disasters triggered by climate change can pose a serious threat to health and safety of Canadians, create interruptions in essential services, and cause significant disruptions to local economies. In the North, the effects of a melting permafrost and severe and frequent droughts are having a major impact on communities and residents. As an increasing number of… read more.
28 March 2022 News Release GN services impacted by fire in Gjoa Haven Iqaluit, Nunavut (March 28, 2022) – Today, Minister of Community and Government Services David Joanasie responds to the loss of the NCC building due to a fire on March 26, 2022, which housed several Government of Nunavut (GN) services in Gjoa Haven. “Over the weekend, a fire in Gjoa Haven destroyed a government building and its contents,” said Minister Joanasie. “The NCC building was a telecommunications hub within the community and served as an office space for employees of several GN departments. I want to extend… read more.
28 March 2022 News Release Minister Lightstone relinquishes portfolios Iqaluit, Nunavut (March 28, 2022) – Today, Minister of Finance and Human Resources Adam Lightstone will be stepping aside from his portfolios effective immediately following the release of the Report of the Integrity Commissioner of Nunavut to the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly Concerning the Possible Conflict of Interest Respecting the Appointment of the Acting Deputy Minister of Human Resources. On March 8, 2022, Premier Akeeagok informed the House that he would be seeking the advice of the Integrity… read more.
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.