Nunavut mine worker’s COVID-19 test result comes back negative

All workers at Baffinland’s Mary River mine now out of isolation

A test result to confirm a presumptive case of COVID-19 from a worker at Baffinland’s Mary River mine has come back negative. In a news release issued on Friday morning, Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s chief public health officer, said that the positive result from the mine’s testing equipment means that the case remains a presumptive…

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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 Tuesday, 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)

A long way down

This photo was taken just south of Kugluktuk overlooking the Coppermine River valley, near the mouth of the river, on June 18, in the 24-degree heat. (Photo by Olivier Forbes-Bouillon)