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Nunavut government opens 2nd isolation hotel in Winnipeg

By | July 27, 2020

The Nunavut government opened a second isolation hotel for medical travellers in Winnipeg last week, according to the territory’s premier. The second isolation hotel opened last week for people waiting to complete the 14-day isolation in order to return to the territory, Premier Joe Savikataaq announced Monday at the Legislative Assembly. At a press conference last week, the government said it was… Read More »

Medical travel to Churchill allowed from Nunavut, no isolation required

By | June 22, 2020

Nunavummiut can travel to Churchill, Man., for medical care without isolating upon return, as long as they don’t leave the community during their stay.  In a news conference Monday, Nunavut’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Michael Patterson said because there have been no cases in Churchill, the risk of travel there is low.  Travel to Churchill is primarily from… Read More »

COVID-19 cases still low but tougher days could come on reserves: Indigenous Services minister

By | April 12, 2020

The federal minister of Indigenous Services says even though the number of COVID-19 cases on reserves remains low, no one should be complacent. Marc Miller told reporters during a news conference on Friday that borders and checkpoints are good for identifying people with COVID-19 entering a community, as well as making people aware of the disease, but the checkpoints… Read More »

People from Nunavut quarantined in Winnipeg after travel ban returning home this weekend

By | April 11, 2020

Government of Nunavut mental health workers are trying to support Nunavummiut isolated in hotel rooms over concerns of COVID-19.  Nearly two weeks ago, Nunavut enforced a strict travel ban, forcing all non-essential workers to spend two weeks in hotel rooms before flying into the territory. Only residents and essential workers are permitted to come to Nunavut right now.… Read More »

2 friends using self-isolation to map out COVID-19 travel restrictions across Canada

By | March 30, 2020

Two friends are using their time in self-isolation to map out different communities across Canada that are facing travel restrictions, due to COVID-19. Different communities across the country are putting in highway checkpoints, cancelling flights and ferries, putting up blockades, and closing winter roads to limit non-essential travel from non-residents. Alex McPhee and Samuel Dyck have spent hours… Read More »

Northern and Northmart stores freezing prices for 60 days

By | March 17, 2020

Northern and Northmart stores are freezing prices for 60 days amid concerns about the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic.  According to a news release sent Monday by the North West Company, prices will be frozen unless there are increases beyond the company’s control. Michael Beaulieu, vice-president of sales and operations with Northern Canada retail, said that could include significant changes… Read More »