Iqaluit

Downtown Iqaluit, Nunavut, is shown after 2 p.m. sunset on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (Emma Tranter/Canadian Press)

‘A real struggle:’ Nursing shortage leading to health centre closures in Nunavut

IQALUIT, Nunavut — A nursing shortage is affecting the country’s most northern…

 

Iqaluit’s COVID-19 outbreak has been declared over. (Trevor Wright/NNSL)

Iqaluit’s COVID-19 outbreak declared over

The city hasn’t seen a new case in 28 days

 

Mayor Kenny Bell says he stands by taxing churches, but city council already passed a motion earlier in the year that would set gears in motion to do so. (David Venn/Nunatsiaq News)

Iqaluit mayor holds off on motion to tax churches

Kenny Bell steps back as he forgot council passed an earlier motion to revisits non-profit taxation

  • Jul 15, 2021

 

Finance Minister George Hickes says the territory’s system for controlling liquor imports is very outdated and “would benefit from significant modernization.” (Nunatsiaq News file)

Iqaluit mayor presses finance minister for tougher liquor restrictions

Kenny Bell says the minister and his department have failed to adopt policies to limit the amount of hard liquor that is allowed imported into the territory

  • Jun 28, 2021
Finance Minister George Hickes says the territory’s system for controlling liquor imports is very outdated and “would benefit from significant modernization.” (Nunatsiaq News file)
David Venn/Nunatsiaq News
Iqaluit city council voted Tuesday evening to carry on with this year’s Canada Day celebrations, but with alternative activities that promote self-reflection and education about the country’s mistreatment of Indigenous Peoples.

Iqaluit will host subdued Canada Day celebrations

This year’s activities will “allow for more personal reflection, celebration, education and engagement” about the country’s mistreatment of Indigenous Peoples.

  • Jun 24, 2021
David Venn/Nunatsiaq News
Iqaluit city council voted Tuesday evening to carry on with this year’s Canada Day celebrations, but with alternative activities that promote self-reflection and education about the country’s mistreatment of Indigenous Peoples.
The sun sets over Iqaluit on Oct. 26, 2020. Nunavut’s chief public health officer says two COVID-19 cases at Iqaluit’s middle school came from household transmission and the risk to other students is low. (Emma Tranter/Canadian Press)

Iqaluit school’s contacts and classmates cleared after two COVID-19 cases

With an outbreak ongoing in Iqaluit, the Aqsarniit middle school has split students into two groups

The sun sets over Iqaluit on Oct. 26, 2020. Nunavut’s chief public health officer says two COVID-19 cases at Iqaluit’s middle school came from household transmission and the risk to other students is low. (Emma Tranter/Canadian Press)