Tag: Nunavut

COVID-19 blamed as work on Nunavut military port sees new delay

OTTAWA—The construction of a new military refuelling station in the Arctic is facing yet another delay more than 13 years after it was first promised by the federal government. Stephen Harper first announced plans to build the Nanisivik deep-water port in Nunavut along with up to eight armed Arctic patrol vessels in 2007. The long-standing…

Nunavut sees 1st COVID case; Ontario deaths top 1,000 on biggest daily toll

COVID-19 has now spread to every region in Canada, with Nunavut reporting its first case on Thursday, as Ontario reported its largest one-day climb in fatalities and the country’s budget officer predicted a flood of red ink. The case in northern Nunavut was identified in the 1,600-strong largely Inuit community of Pond Inlet on Baffin…

Focus on issues rather than age and gender, says new Nunavut MP

OTTAWA—Pro tip: don’t ask Mumilaaq Qaqqaq what it feels like to be a young woman entering the House of Commons. This is her first foray into federal politics but the new NDP member of Parliament for the vast northern riding of Nunavut has already developed a strong voice and has taken issue with way some…

Food insecurity grew in Nunavut after federal program to fight hunger: study

Newly published research has concluded that food insecurity in Nunavut grew after a federal program was brought in to fight hunger in the North. The study, published Tuesday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, found that the ability of northerners to dependably put food on the table declined significantly during the years Nutrition North was…