Single COVID-19 case reported in Iqaluit

Traveller on a Thursday flight from Ottawa is Nunavut’s only active case

A person who returned to Iqaluit Thursday after travelling in southern Canada tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, Nunavut’s chief public health officer reported. The first new case in Nunavut’s capital in nearly three months will not prompt any increase in public health measures “at this time” because the transmission risk is considered low, Dr....

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Health

‘Unbearable’ diesel smell reported at Iqaluit’s water plant days before advisory

An “unbearable” diesel-like smell at Iqaluit’s water treatment plant was reported to Department of Health decision-makers several days before people were publicly warned to stop drinking the city’s water, due to fuel contamination. Department of Health environmental officer Wilfred Ntiamoah was at the plant Oct. 8. His emails are included in documents obtained by Nunatsiaq News…

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Business

Baffinland hearing allows parts of pro-mining video as evidence

The Nunavut Impact Review Board will admit portions of a highly criticized video as evidence for its hearing on Baffinland Iron Mines Corp.’s proposed mine expansion. The board made the ruling Tuesday about the video, which includes testimony from Inuit employees who spoke in favour of the company’s expansion proposal. Other narration and other imagery…

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Politics

Iqaluit teen taking Ottawa to court to lower voting age

An Iqaluit teen is one of 13 young Canadians taking the federal government to court over the law that restricts the voting age to Canadians 18 years of age and up. Katie Yu, a 15-year-old Grade 10 student at Inukshuk High School, says it’s unfair for young people to be excluded from elections because parliamentary decisions…

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Inuit special constables monument unveiled in Iqaluit

A monument commemorating the role Inuit special constables and their families played with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police was unveiled in front of the force’s Iqaluit headquarters on Thursday. The carving depicts Inuit special constable harnessing his qimmiit, an Inuit sled dog. “It makes me want to cry,” Chief Supt. Amanda Jones, the commander of…

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