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

Lockdown continues in the community, which is also recovering from a windstorm and staff shortages

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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COVID-19

Arviat surpasses 100 COVID-19 cases as Nunavut adds 10

The hamlet of Arviat — Nunavut’s COVID-19 hot spot — has 107 positive cases after adding nine new cases, the territory’s Health Department reported today. Nunavut added 10 new cases on Tuesday bringing the total of active cases to 142 across the territory, a Health Department news release states. One more case was reported in…

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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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