Unusual bird sightings reported in Nunavut

Barn swallow and American coot likely blown off course by storms

Residents of Nunavut’s western Hudson Bay coast have been treated to some unusual bird sightings recently. This week Bill Adjuk of Whale Cove spotted a barn swallow, a long-haul migratory bird, which is rare in Nunavut. At first, Adjuk said he had no idea what kind of a bird it was. He said he identified...

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COVID-19

Nunavut to vaccinate youth 12 and up with Pfizer

Nunavut is arranging to secure doses of the Pfizer vaccine to vaccinate the territory’s youth. The announcement, made by Nunavut’s chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Patterson, during a news conference on Wednesday morning, comes a week after Health Canada approved the Pfizer vaccine for people 12 years old and up. Patterson wasn’t able to…

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Politics

Qaqqaq back to work as Conservatives search for her challenger

Nunavut MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq announced her return to work following a two-weak leave of absence Tuesday. It came at the same time Conservatives announced their search for a candidate to run against her in the next election. “Back at work today fighting for Nunavummiut in the (virtual) House of Commons for Question Period,” the NDP…

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Justice

Iqaluit man acquitted of second-degree murder

A Nunavut judge has acquitted Daniel Hodgson in the 2017 death of Bradley Winsor. Justice Susan Charlesworth delivered her verdict Wednesday afternoon from the Iqaluit courthouse. She found Hodgson not guilty of second-degree murder, the charge he stood trial for, as well as not guilty of a lesser charge of manslaughter. Charlesworth determined that Hodgson,…

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