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Iqaluit's Aqsarniit Middle School will partially open Monday following 2 COVID-19 cases

Iqaluit’s Aqsarniit Middle School will partially open Monday after two students tested positive for COVID-19. All other schools in Nunavut's capital will remain open, along with child care facilities.

3 more cases of COVID-19 reported in Nunavut, 2 connected to Iqaluit's Aqsarniit Middle School

Parents, students and staff who have been identified through tracing are being contacted, according to a statement posted to the government of Nunavut’s Facebook page.

New program finds the gravesites of Inuit who left Labrador for TB treatment — and never came home

In the mid-20th century, tuberculosis was widespread across Inuit Nunangat and thousands of Inuit across Canada had to leave their home communities for treatment — and many of them died of the disease and were buried far from loved ones.

Local tourism businesses uncertain but hopeful as Nunavut eases travel restrictions

Fully-vaccinated travellers arriving in Nunavut can skip quarantine starting June 14. The measure applies to people who received their final dose at least two weeks prior to travel.

Court case alleges bias and other mistakes in handling of complaint against nurse

A court case has raised serious questions about a workplace investigation by the organization that regulates nurses in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut at a time when the N.W.T. government is considering expanding the organization's role as regulator.

How a 1950s experiment brought foam igloos to Kinngait, Nunavut

In 1950s Cape Dorset, a northern service officer and Inuit artist came together to create a wild experiment in locally-designed housing.

All 3 territories will now have enough vaccines to inoculate everyone 12 years old and up

This week will complete the delivery of the vaccines to the territories, according to Howard Njoo, Canada's deputy chief public health officer.

4 more cases of COVID-19 reported in Iqaluit, masks soon to be mandatory in Nunavut

There are now a total of six cases in the territory — all of them in Iqaluit. Exposure notices have been issued for Qikiqtani General Hospital's emergency waiting room June 7 to 9, and the Tammaativvik boarding home between June 4 and 8.

Legislation to deter profit-driven crime, like bootlegging, comes into force in Nunavut

Nunavut's Unlawful Property Forfeiture Act has come into force. It's meant to deter profit-driven crime by taking away money or property obtained or used for crime.

CBC North | Contact Us

Here's how to get in touch with our CBC stations in Yukon, N.W.T. and Nunavut.

Northerners headed out to see the solar eclipse. Here's how it turned out

It was a particularly special solar event as the annular eclipse, which refers to the ring of the sun that became visible around the moon for a few moments, won't happen again for another several years.

Igloolik mayor charged with sexual assault

Charged with sexual assault and forcible confinement, Merlyn Recinos's next court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 1.

1 new COVID-19 case identified in Iqaluit

One person is in hospital in Iqaluit

Meet the new hosts of CBC North's TV newscasts

CBC North's two supper-hour TV newscasts have new hosts — and neither is a stranger to northern audiences.

N.W.T. bishops apologize after Kamloops residential school discovery. Some say it's not enough

In the absence of a papal apology, the bishops of the Catholic Mackenzie-Fort Smith Diocese and Anglican Arctic Diocese offer their own apologies. But some say 'sorry' isn't enough.

Northerners prepare to watch annular solar eclipse

Northerners will witness a thin ring of the sun's surface around the edge of the moon, a partial solar eclipse will be visible in the rest of Canada
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Security at Nunavut's isolation hubs contributed to stress, tension, gov't emails show

Security at the isolation hubs set up by the Government of Nunavut in southern Canada has caused Nunavummiut significant distress, according to more than 1,600 pages of internal emails and documents obtained from the territorial government.

Iqaluit fire crews respond to apartment fire believed to be caused by 'beat up' phone charger

Eleven firefighters, three firetrucks and two ambulances responded to a fire caused by an old charger in an apartment building in the Plateau subdivision. All tenants were safely evacuated.

To fight racism in Nunavut schools, hire more Inuit teachers, educator says

In a panel on microaggressions in schools, Jay McKechnie said that racism in Nunavut’s education system is the result of a gap between the lived experiences of Inuit students and the ability of service providers who are non-Inuk to support them.

As vaccination rates climb, thoughts across the North turn to reopening

The territories have seen 900 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic — a tiny sum to southerners, but outbreaks here have had an outsized impact.

Indigenous northerners less likely to be vaccinated, more likely to be hesitant: survey

A Statistics Canada survey from mid-April found Indigenous northerners were 20 per cent less likely to have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, compared to non-Indigenous residents.

Vaccinated travellers can skip quarantine, Nunavut health officials say

Nunavut health officials say travellers who are fully vaccinated present a low risk of bringing COVID-19 to the territory.

Foster care is modern-day residential school system: Inuk MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq

In the wake of the tragic reported discovery of an unmarked burial site in Kamloops, B.C., the Liberals are facing tough questions about ongoing harms being suffered by Indigenous children in the child welfare system — a system an Inuk MP says is no different than residential schools.

London, Ont., residents order over 200 Inuit/First Nations-focused books for Baffin Island children

A woman living in Nunavut has raised enough funds from generous people in London, Ont., to purchase over 200 and counting new Inuit/First Nations-focused books for children in Baffin Island.

Nunavut CPHO says new regulations based on vaccination rates coming soon

Dr. Michael Patterson says they will replace Nunavut’s Path — the document that guides what public health measures should be in place depending on a community's individual risk from COVID-19.