Nunavut News

The Nunavut News Centre offers you quick access to the provincial news of the day.
  1. Targeted investments protecting the environment can preserve the land for future generations while encouraging economic growth. Nunavut's Belcher Islands in Hudson Bay are an important ecological part of Canada, and home to a variety of unique wildlife like the Eider Duck.
  2. For too long, families have faced high child care fees, long wait lists and too few high-quality child care options. That is why the Government of Canada signed agreements with each province and territory to implement a Canada-wide early learning and child care system, giving children the best possible start in life and making life more affordable for families across Canada.
  3. Iqaluit, Nunavut, January 12, 2023 — Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, announced an investment of $50,000 to support an active transportation planning project in Iqaluit.
  4. Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR) and the Canadian Museum of Nature have signed a Letter of Agreement to continue collaborating on research and monitoring in the North and Arctic to further understand rapidly changing northern ecosystems.
  5. Today, as the world is gathered in Montreal at the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity, the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for PrairiesCan and CanNor, announced additional funding of $870,340 over three years for the next phase of this important project.
  6. Polar Knowledge Canada was proud to present the 2022 Northern Science Award to Lucassie Arragutainaq, of Sanikiluaq, Nunavut, at the ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meeting.
  7. Today, the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, PrairiesCan and CanNor, announced that the Government of Canada is investing over $825,000 to support significant improvements to Kugluktuk’s beachfront park and the development of an outdoor wellness park in Sanikiluaq.
  8. For too long, families have faced high monthly child care fees, long waitlists and a lack of child care options. Now, more than ever, increased access to high-quality, affordable, flexible and inclusive child care is crucial to meet the needs of children and make life more affordable for families across Canada.
  9. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, along with Pamela Gross, Nunavut’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Education, will announce a historic milestone concerning affordable child care in Nunavut.
  10. Iqaluit, Nunavut, November 16, 2022—Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, and Gwen Healey Akearok, Executive and Scientific Director of the Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre, announced more than $7.2 million in joint funding to support the construction of a new community wellness hub in Iqaluit.
  11. Iqaluit, Nunavut, November 15, 2022—Members of the media are invited to an infrastructure announcement with the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and Gwen Healey Akearok, Executive and Scientific Director, Qaujigiartiit Health Research Centre.
  12. New initiative will adopt Inuit-led approach to natural resource development in Iqaluit.
  13. Nunavut has much to offer visitors: a pristine environment, vibrant communities, stunning scenery, and welcoming people that make the territory a unique and memorable place to visit.
  14. A transformative Inuit-led project is planning to deliver renewable energy and high-speed Internet to remote northern communities in the Kivalliq region of Nunavut.
  15. Today, the Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Public Safety, and the Honourable Craig Simailak, Nunavut Minister of Justice, issued the following statement.
  16. Please be advised that the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, CanNor, and PrairiesCan, is announcing funding support in the Fall Economic Statement under the Northern REACHE Program for the Iqaluit Nukkiksautiit (Hydro) Project.
  17. Today, the Pitquhirnikkut Ilihautiniq / Kitikmeot Heritage Society, the Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities announced the launch of the Nunamiutuqaq - Building from the Land project which will build capacity, awareness, and ownership of clean energy in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, and explore the challenges of developing and supporting long-term, sustainable infrastructure across the Canadian Arctic.
  18. The Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan and Minister for CanNor, will speak on the Fall Economic Statement and make an announcement regarding funding for Travel Nunavut to support local tourism operators and territorial travel marketing.
  19. Small businesses are crucial to the economic success of Nunavut. Sectors including mining, fisheries, construction, the arts, and tourism are key contributors to the local economy and providing jobs. Too often, local entrepreneurs face barriers in expanding or starting their own business.
  20. Today, the Honourable Dan Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for PrairiesCan and Minister responsible for CanNor, announced the launch of CanNor’s Expression of Interest (EOI) for projects/initiatives in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut beginning April 1, 2023 or the 2023-2024 fiscal year.
  21. Oceans are vital to the livelihoods of communities across Canada. The Government of Canada has made tremendous strides in protecting our oceans by working in collaboration with Indigenous partners, provinces, territories, industry and other marine stakeholders. Since 2015, Canada has progressed from less than one percent to over 14 percent protection of its marine and coastal areas.
  22. Iqaluit, Nunavut – The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will be joined by the Spence Bay Hunters and Trappers Association and the Nunavut Minister of the Environment, The Honourable David Akeeagok, for an announcement about a new marine stewardship initiative.
  23. CanNor is investing nearly $2 million to support the expansion of the Nattilik Heritage Centre in Gjoa Haven, Nunavut, as it continues to grow as a regional hub and an Inuit culture-driven community gathering space.
  24. The Arctic Ocean provides critical resources for northern communities across Canada. It is a key transportation corridor for community resupply, provides food resources, and is a part of northern cultural identity. Ensuring these waters are safe is crucial. This is why the Government of Canada is making significant investments to improve marine safety across Canada’s North under the next phase of the Oceans Protection Plan.
  25. The Geotechnical Investigations and Master Drainage Plan project, led by the Government of Nunavut, will combine local traditional knowledge with information gathered by engineering consultants to create a Development Suitability Map and Master Drainage Plan for the community.
  26. CanNor funding supports feasibility study examining alternative energy potential in three Nunavut communities.
  27. A community-led project in the hamlet of Cambridge Bay is taking steps to adapt to climate change by assessing impacts on the Northstar residential and commercial development areas and planning for a changing environment.
  28. Rankin Inlet, Nunavut – The Honourable Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, will share details about significant investments in the Canadian Coast Guard’s Arctic maritime incident response capacity, and the charting of Arctic waters by the Canadian Hydrographic Service.
  29. Backgrounder: Nunavut residents to benefit from improved water and wastewater treatment infrastructure
  30. Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Federal Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable David Joanasie, Minister for Community and Government Services for the Government of Nunavut, announced funding to support the planning of improved water and wastewater treatment in six Nunavut communities.
  31. The Government of Canada recently made another important step forward in building towards a representative public service in Nunavut with the launch of the fourth cohort of the Inuit Learning and Development Program (ILDP).
  32. Join us on Canada Day with free admission at national parks, historic sites, and marine conservation areas.
  33. The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Canada’s Minister of Health, and the Honourable John Main, Nunavut’s Minister of Health, will make an important funding announcement supporting long-term care in Nunavut.
  34. The Government of Canada understands the need for safe and accessible harbours for hunters, harvesters, commercial fishers, and others in the Arctic. The federal government is committed to working with communities in Nunavut to deliver infrastructure that improves lives and helps to build stronger communities.
  35. Fishing and sealing have been woven in Inuit tradition and culture for generations, and its industries are a cornerstone of Nunavut's economy, providing jobs for Inuit and spurring economic growth in communities.
  36. Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for PrairiesCan and Minister responsible for CanNor, announced investments of more than $2.4 million, delivered by CanNor, to support three fisheries projects in Nunavut.
  37. Investments in key infrastructure build strong and healthy communities across Canada. From roads and buildings – to clean energy projects and air ventilation systems – reliable infrastructure provides communities with opportunities to grow and develop today so that they are better prepared to overcome the challenges of tomorrow.
  38. Nunavut has much to offer visitors: breathtaking landscapes, wide-open spaces, diverse and inclusive experiences, and welcoming people.
  39. Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, announced investments of $981,605 delivered by CanNor to support four tourism projects in communities across Nunavut.
  40. Today, the Minister of Northern Affairs, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, announced new federal investments in housing
  41. The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for PrairiesCan and Minister responsible for CanNor, will deliver remarks on northern housing investments in Budget 2022.
  42. Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister for PrairiesCan and Minister for CanNor, highlighted jobs and growth investments, and tax relief for small businesses in Iqaluit, as part of Budget 2022.
  43. Please be advised that the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services; Dr. Evan Adams, Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Public Health; and Patrick Boucher, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister of the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, will hold a news conference to provide an update on COVID-19 in Indigenous communities.
  44. Today, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada; the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs; the Honourable P.J. Akeeagok, Premier of Nunavut; and His Worship Kenny Bell, Mayor of the City of Iqaluit, announced federal funding of over $214 million through the Disaster and Mitigation Adaptation Fund to ensure the safety and long-term sustainability of Iqaluit’s water supply system.
  45. Members of the media are invited to attend an important virtual infrastructure event with the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada; the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs; the Honourable P.J. Akeeagok, Premier of Nunavut; and His Worship Kenny Bell, Mayor of the City of Iqaluit.
  46. Today, the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, announced a combined investment of over $2.2 million, delivered through CanNor, to support seven projects that help communities across Nunavut in their recovery from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  47. Public spaces in Nunavut are critical assets to communities, sustaining the well-being of residents, attracting visitors and encouraging tourism, thus supporting local businesses. That’s why the Government of Canada is making targeted investments to improve local infrastructure so that communities across Nunavut are well-positioned for recovery and future growth following the COVID-19 pandemic.
  48. Please be advised that the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, will make a virtual announcement tomorrow regarding community revitalization projects in Nunavut.
  49. CanNor has selected nine applicants to move forward and develop innovative strategies to improve food security in the territories
  50. The Northern Food Innovation Challenge (NFIC) is an innovative new approach to addressing socio-economic challenges in the North and Arctic, undertaken as part of CanNor’s Northern Isolated Communities Initiative (NICI) program. The objective of the Challenge is to support innovative, community-led projects for local and Indigenous food production systems to help improve food security in Canada's territories.