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GN giving much of federal carbon tax back to Nunavummiut through tax breaks

The GN will provide tax breaks and an at-the-pump rebate to Nunavummiut to return most of the carbon tax that the federal government imposed on July 1, which drove up fuel prices by about...

Qamaniq demands GN pay hunters compensation for meat caches eaten by polar bears

Hunters who lose their buried winter meat caches to hungry polar bears should be entitled to compensation from the territorial government, according to Tununiq MLA David Qamaniq. Nunavut hunters deserve compensation when polar bears consume...

Finance minister explains $17.8 million in extra operations and maintenance spending

Various Government of Nunavut departments required more money for their operations and maintenance in 2018-19, totalling $17.8 million. Community and Government Services required $2.8 million due to oversights on previous years spending and not taking...

Pressure mounts on GN to access funds from Inuit organizations

MLAs are encouraging GN ministers to approach Inuit organizations for money to advance various projects. “Go and talk with the Inuit organizations. They are willing to use their money,” Pat Angnakak, MLA for Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu, told Health...

GN issuing food vouchers for income assistance clients during computer network shutdown

While the Government of Nunavut wrestles with ransomware that has crippled its computer network, the Department of Family Services will be handing out food vouchers to income assistance clients across the territory. “Our main focus...

Ransomware hinders Government of Nunavut services

The Government of Nunavut is scrambling to recover from a “new and sophisticated” ransomware attack on its computer network. The Government of Nunavut is warning of delays in some services as it works to overcome...

GN expands wolf sample program to Kivalliq and Qikiqtaaluk regions

After what Environment Minister Joe Savikataaq described as a successful first year in the Kitikmeot region, he announced on Thursday the expansion of the territorial government’s wolf sample collection program to the Kivalliq and...

GN releases data on staff housing occupancy, vacancies, rents and leases

The Government of Nunavut had 1,664 staff units as of March 31. Of those, 131 two-bedroom units were vacant, along with 61 three-bedroom units, 33 one-bedroom units and two four-bedroom units, according to the...

GN finds a supplier for Mr. Gross Mouth

You may have heard of Mr. Potato Head. Well, make room for Mr. Gross Mouth. Mr. Gross Mouth is an educational product intended to teach students about the oral health hazards associated with tobacco. The Department...

GN awards duty and medical airline contracts to Canadian North, Calm Air

Canadian North will provide medical travel, duty travel and air freight for the GN in the Qikiqtaaluk and Kitikmeot regions while Calm Air will serve the Kivalliq region and Sanikiluaq as the territorial government...

Long-term care centres initial contract awarded, but GN won’t reveal value

The Government of Nunavut has selected Winnipeg-based FT3 Architecture Landscape Interior Design to provide design and construction administration services for three new long-term facilities in the territory. The Government of Nunavut refuses to disclose how...

GN’s neglect of contaminated site worries Arctic Bay’s former mayor

Rusting barrels of fuel on the ground and decaying bags of chemicals at the old Nanisivik airport trouble former Arctic Bay mayor Niore Iqalukjuak. Niore Iqalukjuak, a former mayor of Arctic Bay, says these rusting...

GN reduces cannabis prices as sales fall

The Government of Nunavut has reduced its markup on dried cannabis to $1 per gram from $4 per gram as sales declined between the first and second quarters of 2019. The GN’s authorized online agents...

Publicly-elected premier a non-issue

It really seems like just yesterday when the birth of Canada's newest territory was fast approaching the horizon of reality, and consensus government (and if I may) of, for and by the people was...

Around the Kiv: Kivalliq Hall students eligible for compensation

Kivalliq Former students who lived at the Kivalliq Hall residence in Rankin Inlet between June 12, 1985 and Dec. 31, 1997 are now entitled to compensation after years of legal battles with the federal government. The...

GN needs to ante up to end boil water advisories

Since the beginning of June, residents of Rankin Inlet have been quietly grumbling about having to boil their water before drinking it. It's not uncommon for temporary boil water advisories to get issued in the...