Stopping Iqaluit’s COVID-19 spread is top concern: Patterson

‘We're still seeing gatherings, we're still seeing people visiting, going from house to house,' Nunavut's top doctor says

Stopping the continued spread of COVID-19 in Iqaluit is the biggest concern for Nunavut’s chief public health officer. “We’re still seeing gatherings, we’re still seeing people visiting, going from house to house,” Dr. Michael Patterson said during a news conference on Monday. Last week, Patterson identified parties as the main cause of new cases in...

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Social gatherings now the main cause of COVID-19 spread in Iqaluit

Social gatherings, such as parties, are now the main factor contributing to the further spread of COVID-19 in Iqaluit. “These activities put people at risk and will extend the outbreak if they continue,” said Nunavut’s chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Patterson, during a news conference on Thursday. Patterson said he is aware of at…


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Iqaluit artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory in the running for Sobey Art Award

Iqaluit artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory has made the longlist of nominees for the 2021 Sobey Art Award. The award is handed out each year by the Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada to honour up-and-coming contemporary Canadian artists. Williamson Bathory is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Iqaluit, well-known for her practice of…


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Feds building two icebreakers to upgrade coast guard’s fleet

Updated on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 2:50 p.m. Canadian shipyards will build two new polar icebreakers to upgrade the country’s coast guard fleet in the North in response to increased commercial shipping and marine activity, Bernadette Jordan, the minister of the Canadian Coast Guard, announced on Thursday. “In this remote region, the coast guard…