On Wednesday, Nunavut’s chief public health officer, Dr. Michael Patterson, announced that the COVID-19 outbreak in Kinngait is over and public health restrictions throughout the Qikiqtani region, except for Iqaluit, will be eased on Friday. (File photo)
Kinngait outbreak is over, says chief public health officer
In Rankin Inlet and the Qikiqtani region — except for Iqaluit — public health restrictions will soon be eased, Nunavut’s chief public health officer announced Wednesday afternoon. Under the new measures, which will take effect Friday, indoor gatherings in conference rooms, community areas, theatres, places of worship and government facilities can have up to 100...
Even before NTI’s walk-in vaccination clinic officially opened at 1 pm. on Wednesday, the line was already out the door and wrapped halfway down the length of Iqaluit’s curling rink. While the clinic is offering adult Iqaluit residents a chance to receive the Moderna vaccine, those lined up were the city’s youth—and their guardians—anxious to be among the first in the territory to get the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. (Photo by Dustin Patar)
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)