|Yellowknife to hold referendum on whether it can borrow funds to pay for new pool - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 17:44:16 EDT|
The City of Yellowknife is planning to hold a referendum in November on whether it can borrow “a small proportion” of the estimated $52.4 million to $63.7 million it will cost to build a new aquatic centre.
|No word yet on N.W.T. school reopenings as COVID-19 cases remain high - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 16:59:18 EDT|
N.W.T. health officials say pressures need to ease on the healthcare system and active COVID-19 cases need to drop before students can resume in-person learning.
|COVID-19 patients in B.C.'s north being flown elsewhere for care as local hospitals hit limits - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 13:37:10 EDT|
Critically ill COVID-19 patients in B.C.'s north are being flown as far away as Vancouver Island to receive care because local hospitals no longer have enough capacity, provincial officials said Tuesday.
|How floor repair of Inuvik's 'igloo church' could offer deeper look into North's permafrost - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 16:08:04 EDT|
The repair of a cement floor in an iconic church in Inuvik is providing scientists with an opportunity to learn more about permafrost and mitigating the impact of its freeze-thaw cycle on buildings.
|Nearly $4 million in liquor sales go to Nunavut government in 2020-21 - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 13:27:18 EDT|
The funding came from nearly $17 million worth of alcohol and about $100,000 in cannabis sold by the Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission (NULC) from April 2020 to March 2021.
|Northern voters chose more of the same in what could be the 1st of many pandemic elections - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 12:18:22 EDT|
'Luckily for the Yukon's (and the country's) fight against COVID-19, the most muted of the colourful carried the day,' writes Stephanie Irlbacher-Fox, as she ponders what the pandemic election means for the future of the North.
|Nunavut confirms 2 more COVID-19 cases: 1 in Kinngait, 1 in Kugluktuk - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 11:50:53 EDT|
Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s chief public health officer, said in a news release that both people "are doing well and are isolating." It brings the total of active cases in Nunavut to five.
|'Not my time': NDP's Kelvin Kotchilea keeps chin up after close loss to Michael McLeod - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 11:22:11 EDT|
Despite a close loss against the incumbent Liberal candidate Michael McLeod, the NDP's Kelvin Kotchilea, who was a near second place, isn't too beat up about it. And, he says, he'll be running in the next election.
|Costs will 'break us': Leaders surprised MACA won't reimburse all community COVID-19 expenses - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 06:00:45 EDT|
A letter to all N.W.T. communities went out earlier this month telling leaders they would not be reimbursed for costs incurred during the pandemic. But, some leaders say this is contrary to what they’ve been told over the last year-and-a-half.
|Bloc Quebecois's Sylvie Bérubé defeats 2 Indigenous rivals to retake northern Quebec riding - Tue, 21 Sep 2021 09:33:59 EDT|
Abitibi–Baie-James–Nunavik–Eeyou is the largest in Quebec and the third largest nationally. More than 30 per cent of the 65,172 eligible voters are Indigenous.