Iqaluit will host subdued Canada Day celebrations

Events will ‘allow for more personal reflection’ on country's mistreatment of Indigenous Peoples

Iqaluit city council voted Tuesday evening to celebrate Canada Day differently this year, with activities such as memorials or vigils that “allow for more personal reflection, celebration, education and engagement” about the country’s mistreatment of Indigenous Peoples. They voted on an item brought forward by the city’s recreation department director, Stephanie Clark, asking council for...

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Hairdressers and other personal services in Iqaluit set to open Friday

After two months, King Cuts owner Hailu Hunde prepares for his customers to return

Hailu Hunde, the owner of Iqaluit’s Kings Cut barber shop, prepares for reopening on Thursday. Personal service businesses in Nunavut’s capital are allowed to reopen Friday as public health measures relax following a decline in COVID-19 cases. Hunde expects to be busy—he’s booked solid until Tuesday. (Photo by David Venn)