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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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
There are now 227 active cases of COVID-19 in the N.W.T., a reduction from the 248 reported on Friday.
The NDP’s Lori Idlout is taking an early lead in Nunavut, with 14 of 69 polls reporting. Meanwhile, the Bloc Quebecois has the lead in Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou.
Ballot counts are underway, as polls are now closed across the country.
Bloc Québécois incumbent Sylvie Bérubé has held onto her seat in Abitibi-Baie-James-Nunavik-Eeyou. Meanwhile, the NDP’s Lori Idlout is still leading in Nunavut, with 31 of 69 polls reporting.
Liberal Michael McLeod has held the lead since officials started counting ballots shortly after 7:30 p.m. MT. NDP Kelvin Kotchilea has maintained second.
“I will be a voice for Nunavummiut and I will work very hard for Nunavummiut,” said MP-elect Lori Idlout late Monday.
Liberal incumbent Michael McLeod held the lead throughout Monday’s election night, but said shortly after midnight that. ‘It’s close but we feel the difference is big enough for us to be able to call it confidently.’
Three Inuktitut-speaking women are fighting to be Nunavut’s next representative in the House of Commons. Watch for results here.
Ballot counts are underway, as polls are now closed across much of the country.
Brendan Hanley, who took leave as the territory’s chief medical officer of health to run for office, will be Yukon’s new Liberal MP.
Inuvik’s “Covid Killer Express,” a hospital bus that transported the COVID-19 vaccines to communities in the region, is back on the road and this time it’s targeting the town’s underhoused population.
Announcement comes after Yellowknife’s combined day shelter and overnight sobering centre on 50th Street closed indefinitely on Sept. 11.
Monday marks the official start of Nunavut’s election campaign. Anyone who wants to put their name forward to run for MLA needs to register with Elections Nunavut by Friday at 2 p.m. ET.
With recent cases of COVID-19 in multiple Nunavut communities and rising case counts in the South, officials are warning that the risk of exposure across the territory has increased. In response, masks are now mandatory across Nunavut.
Here’s what to expect while voting in a pandemic, the ID you’ll need to bring, and a list of CBC North’s coverage in the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut.
People who attended an event at the local legion on Friday evening, or who were at a pub later that night, are being told to watch for symptoms of COVID-19.
From candidate profiles, to each party’s position on housing and coverage of our own forum, CBC News has been following the federal election for weeks, and you can find all of our N.W.T.-focused stories here.
Over the past few weeks, CBC Yukon has been covering the federal election campaign in the territory. Read more to find out about the local candidates, their platforms and what they are saying regarding important issues in the North.
Voting day for the federal election is on Monday. These are the the candidates running in Nunavut.
Stations planned to take place at now-closed schools and at the Quality Inn and Suites have been moved to new locations.
Many of the questions came from N.W.T. voters themselves. Here’s how, NDP candidate Kelvin Kotchilea, independent Jane Groenewegen and incumbent Liberal candidate Michael McLeod responded to them.
Voters in the N.W.T. are disillusioned and tired of political partisanship. They want to see action on climate change, housing and other issues affecting the North.