News releases

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.
Premier’s update: Ullakkut, As of this morning Nunavut has 279 positive cases of COVID-19. We have active cases in 16 communities – the reported numbers are: 18 in Arviat, 28 in Baker Lake, 31 in Cambridge Bay, One in Chesterfield Inlet, 15 in Coral Harbour, 55 in Igloolik 33 in Iqaluit, Zero in Gjoa Haven, Zero Kimmirut 16 in Kinngait, Zero in Kugaaruk, Two Kugluktuk Five in Naujaat, Zero in Pangnirtung, Seven in Pond Inlet, Zero in Qikiqtarjuaq, 18 in Rankin Inlet, Five in Sanirajak, 28 in Sanikiluaq, 11 in Taloyoak, and Six in Whale Cove.  We have 73 reported… read more.
Premier’s update: Ullakkut, As of this morning Nunavut has 247 positive cases of COVID-19. We have active cases in 17 communities – the reported numbers are: 24 in Arviat, 37 in Baker Lake, 24 in Cambridge Bay, One in Chesterfield Inlet, 11 in Coral Harbour, 24 in Igloolik 41 in Iqaluit, Zero in Gjoa Haven, One Kimmirut 13 in Kinngait, Zero in Kugaaruk, 11 in Naujaat, Zero in Pangnirtung, Two in Pond Inlet, One in Qikiqtarjuaq, 18 in Rankin Inlet, Four in Sanirajak, 29 in Sanikiluaq, Three in Taloyoak, and Three in Whale Cove.  We have 90 reported recoveries today… read more.
January 20, 2022 Premier’s update: Ullakkut, As of this morning Nunavut has 175 positive cases of COVID-19. We have active cases in 19 communities – the reported numbers are: 35 in Arviat, 35 in Baker Lake, 16 in Cambridge Bay, One in Chesterfield Inlet, Four in Coral Harbour, Zero in Igloolik 16 in Iqaluit, One in Gjoa Haven, 14 in Kinngait, Zero in Kugaaruk, 12 in Naujaat, Zero in Pangnirtung, Zero in Pond Inlet, One in Qikiqtarjuaq, 17 in Rankin Inlet, Four in Sanirajak, 11 in Sanikiluaq, Five in Taloyoak, and Three in Whale Cove.  We have 50 reported recoveries… read more.
Public Service Announcement Toll-free line available for COVID-related travel questions Travelling safely during the pandemic can be complicated. There are federal travel rules, proof of vaccination, rapid tests and public health measures to consider. To help you get the answers you need to plan or understand travel rules during COVID-19, the Government of Nunavut has launched a toll-free travel line. Call 1-833-524-0735 to get the answers you need. Operators and staff are available to help in Inuktitut, English, Inuinnaqtun and French, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. Be… read more.
Premier’s update: Ullakkut, I am saddened to begin this announcement on a sombre note. Last night one Nunavummiut passed away due to COVID-19. This is our first casualty in this wave. My thoughts are with their family and community. As of this morning Nunavut has 177 positive cases of COVID-19. We have active cases in 17 communities – the reported numbers are: 32 in Arviat, 33 in Baker Lake, 11 in Cambridge Bay, One in Chesterfield Inlet, 13 in Coral Harbour, Zero in Igloolik 11 in Iqaluit, Two in Gjoa Haven, 21 in Kinngait, Two in Kugaaruk, 11 in Naujaat, Two in Pangnirtung… read more.