Isolation no longer required for travel between Churchill and Nunavut

As well, country food to be provided in southern isolation hubs, and territory’s bars can be open full hours

People traveling between Nunavut and Churchill, Manitoba, no longer have to isolate for two weeks. Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s chief public health officer, announced on Monday, July 13, the latest easing of restrictions in place to keep COVID-19 out of the territory. “It’s safe at the moment,” Patterson said. Nunavut remains free of any confirmed…

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Nunavik health board confirms new COVID-19 case

The Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services confirmed a new case of COVID-19 in the region on Sunday, July 12. The infected individual was tested before boarding a flight to Salluit, but the result was only confirmed after departure. Health officials said the individual was intercepted upon arrival in the Hudson coast community and put into strict isolation, along with the other passengers on their flight. Because the case originated outside the region, it does not add to Nunavik’s 17 other cases, all of which have now recovered. Read more later at (Photo courtesy of E. Herault/Interact)

Uviluk season in Nunavik

Bryan Lemire picks mussels at Dry Bay, just outside of Kuujjuaq, on July 6. (Photo by Kaatsia Annanack)

Happy Nunavut Day

The Nunavut flag and balloons hang inside the isolation hub in Ottawa where residents await their return to the territory. To celebrate Nunavut Day, occupants were treated to a physically distanced barbecue complete with an ice cream truck and a prize draw. (Photo by Dustin Patar)


Maggie Kuniliusie took this photo of tents set up in Sylvia Grinnell Territorial Park outside Iqaluit a bit after 10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8. “Our mother always encouraged us to calm down and to quiet our minds before she sent us to bed. Last night’s weather was a mood changer. I slept well and long. #Nunavutcation,” she writes. The staff at Nunatsiaq News hope our readers have a restful Nunavut Day on Thursday, July 9. Our Iqaluit office will be closed that day, and we’ll resume publishing on Friday, July 10. (Photo by Maggie Kuniliusie)

Taloyoak fogbow

An ATV driver crosses the land near Taloyoak on June 16 under a fogbow, caused by the interaction between sunlight and small water droplets in the atmosphere. (Photo by Jonathan Nuss)

Helping the hungry in Kuujjuaq

Volunteers and staff with the Ungava Wellness Program in Kuujjuaq help deliver food to low-income families with children on June 26. Here staffer Attasie Saunders is seen in the background, with staffer Laz Iserhoff in the centre and volunteer Daniel Cooper to the left. (Photo courtesy of Anita Gordon)