“Several” Nunavut residents have COVID-19 out of territory

Territory reports 153 active cases

UpdatedNunavut has 11 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the territory’s active cases to 153, the Government of Nunavut said in a press release issued Wednesday. Arviat remains the community most affected by reported cases with eight new cases, for a total of 115.

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COVID-19

Sanikiluaq was “joyful” to hear about COVID-19 recoveries, mayor says

Sanikiluaq was the first community in Nunavut to have a positive case of COVID-19, and the first to then have recovered cases. When residents heard the two cases were said to be recovered, they wanted to have a parade, said mayor Johnnie Cookie over the phone. “It was very joyful when we heard,” he said,…

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Environmental groups blast loopholes in Arctic heavy fuel oil ban

A global coalition of environmental organizations called the Clean Arctic Alliance is condemning the International Maritime Organization’s Nov. 20 passage of an Arctic heavy fuel oil ban—saying it’s so full of loopholes, it’s meaningless. Heavy fuel oil, or HFO, is a tar-like substance used as a marine fuel. It’s difficult to clean up if spilled…

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