Sanikiluaq schools cut to half capacity due to COVID-19 spread

195 confirmed cases reported in 15 Nunavut communities on Friday

On the Friday afternoon before Nunavut students are slated to re-enter classrooms, schools in Sanikiluaq have been reduced to 50-per-cent capacity due to the number of COVID-19 cases in the community. Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s chief public health officer, made the announcement in a news release after confirmed cases in the community rose to 14....

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No timeline for bringing water treatment online in Iqaluit

City of Iqaluit officials won’t venture any guesses as to when the water treatment plant will be back online. “I can’t even estimate at this point in time,” Coun. Kyle Sheppard said. The plant was shut down Wednesday to allow staff to inspect the facility to find the source of recurring fuel contamination of the…

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Parents must weigh back-to-class risks, says Nunavut health minister

With Nunavut schools set to reopen in a matter of days, Health Minister John Main addressed some parents’ concerns on Thursday about sending their kids back to class as the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to spread. Vaccination appointments have been limited at some community health centres due to staffing shortages. As a result, some…

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New contract gives Nunavut teachers 7% raise over 4 years

The Nunavut Teachers’ Association and Government of Nunavut have signed a new four-year collective bargaining agreement that includes a seven per cent pay increase to members over a four year period. The new contract means the top salary for a teacher with 11 years’ experience is now $124,807 a year. “We feel like this agreement…

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Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory to co-host Arctic Inspiration Prize ceremony

Nunavut artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory is slated to co-host this year’s Arctic Inspiration Prize award ceremony. Bathory, who recently won the prestigious Sobey Art Award, will be joined by Yellowknife-based musician William Greenland during the virtual award presentation. The Arctic Inspiration Prize celebrates the achievements of people in the North “in the fields of education,…

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