Public consultation on changes to Iqaluit shelter ends Tuesday

Petition opposing proposal accuses Uquutaq Society of poor management

The City of Iqaluit is holding a public consultation for the Uquutaq Society’s proposal to run a revamped shelter in the Lower Base neighbourhood. The society has asked the city for permission to update its former men’s shelter to a 42-bed, co-ed, low-barrier shelter, meaning it will allow people who are intoxicated inside. The society’s...

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Nunavut’s finance minister predicts $2.4 billion in government revenue

George Hickes delivers territorial budget amid pandemic-related challenges

The Government of Nunavut is in good financial shape despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, says Finance Minister George Hickes, who presented the territorial government’s budget for 2021-22 Tuesday afternoon in the legislature. Hickes forecast almost $2.4 billion in revenue for the coming fiscal year. (Photo by Dustin Patar)