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Register now for UArctic Congress 2021

Apr 16, 2021 Registration is now open UArctic Congress 2021. Find out more, including the full program on the new event site. UArctic Congress 2021 takes place May 15-18, 2021 primarily online with limited local participation in Reykjavik, Iceland for the opening and closing plenaries. The event is hosted by all UArctic higher education members […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 20217 Views

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Nunavut extends Public Health Emergency

Iqaluit, Nunavut (April 15, 2021) – Nunavut’s Minister of Health Lorne Kusugak has extended the territory’s public health emergency until April 29, 2021. All existing measures under the public health emergency order remain in effect. Symptoms of COVID-19 include a fever, cough or difficulty breathing. Nunavummiut are reminded to practice physical distancing, frequent handwashing, and […]

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Legislative Assembly of Nunavut: Media Advisory – Postponement of Televised Hearing

IQALUIT, Nunavut (April 15, 2021) – As a consequence of the public health measures announced by the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer, the Standing Committee on Oversight of Government Operations and Public Accounts has postponed its televised hearing that was scheduled to be held from April 19-20, 2021. The hearing will be held […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 20218 Views

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Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada: Presentation to the House of Commons Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs Re: Bill C-15 An Act Respecting the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Apr 16, 2021 Good morning, it is a pleasure to join you today from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The passage of Bill C-15 is important to all Inuit women and girls in Canada.  Thank you for the invitation to appear before your Committee on this legislation.  With me today is Beth Symes, Pauktuutit’s legal counsel. I […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 20216 Views

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QIA responds to first confirmed COVID-19 case in Iqaluit

Iqaluit, Nunavut – April 15, 2021 – Late last evening the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) became aware of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Iqaluit. We encourage everyone to follow the public health measures implemented by the Chief Public Officer of Health (CPOH). “Now is the time to show kindness, and for each of […]

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COVID-19 GN Update – April 15, 2021

Good morning. Today, we are reporting one case of COVID-19 in Iqaluit. This is certainly not the news we wanted, but it was always something we knew could happen, and we are prepared. Thankfully, 13,937 adult Nunavummiut have received their first Moderna dose, and 10,128 Nunavummiut are now fully vaccinated against the virus. As I […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 20216 Views

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Governments of Canada and Northwest Territories invest to bring high-speed Internet to 152 homes in the North Slave region

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada April 15, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario Residents of the Northwest Territories to benefit from increased connectivity The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much we rely on our connections.  Now more than ever, Canadians across the country need access to reliable high-speed Internet as many of us are working, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 20218 Views

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GNWT releases 4th Edition of the Good Building Practice for Northern Facilities design guide

April 15, 2021 Today, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNTW) released the 4th Edition of the Good Building Practice for Northern Facilities.The design guide is an extensive update to the 2009 edition, and incorporates 10 years of research and development in new codes and standards. Managing the full lifecycle of infrastructure in the North […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 20219 Views

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COVID-19 confirmed case in Iqaluit

Iqaluit, Nunavut (April 14, 2021) – Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s Chief Public Health Officer, has confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 in Iqaluit. “The individual is currently isolating and is doing well. We have initiated immediate contact tracing within the community and are working to identify all potential high-risk contacts quickly,” said Dr. Patterson. “We […]

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Media advisory: Minister Vandal to announce support for high-speed Internet in the Northwest Territories

From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada April 14, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario The Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, along with Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories, will announce federal investments to improve high-speed […]

by ahnationtalk on April 15, 202127 Views

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