Nunavut, Yukon & Northwest Territories

Major Changes To NWT Class 1 Driver Licence
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Major Changes To NWT Class 1 Driver Licence

Reading Time: 2 minutes Entry-Level Training Becomes Mandatory for Individuals seeking a Class 1 Driver’s Licence The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has introduced mandatory entry-level training for commercial truck drivers obtaining a Class 1 licence.  Following the Humboldt Broncos bus tragedy in 2018, there were renewed calls for mandatory entry-level training in Canada. Entry-level training will now Read More…

MKO Honours Students of Elkhorn Residential School
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MKO Honours Students of Elkhorn Residential School

Reading Time: 3 minutes MKO Held A Ceremony and Feast Held in Honour of Children from Northern Manitoba On Monday, October 18, MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee travelled with Elders to host a ceremony at a small gravesite where children from the Elkhorn Residential School are buried. The ceremony included music, prayers, a sacred fire, offerings, and a feast. Elder Stan LaPierre led and Read More…

2 Winnipeg Taxi Drivers Charged With Assaulting Indigenous Women
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2 Winnipeg Taxi Drivers Charged With Assaulting Indigenous Women

Reading Time: 3 minutes MKO Encourages First Nations Citizens Accessing Taxis in the City of Winnipeg to Remain Vigilant Treaty One Territory, Winnipeg, MB –Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc. (MKO) continues to be concerned about the safety of First Nations citizens from Northern Manitoba in regard to using taxis in the City of Winnipeg. This month, there have been two taxi drivers Read More…

17 Lucky Individuals Have Won Manitoba's 2nd Vax To Win Lottery
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17 Lucky Individuals Have Won Manitoba’s 2nd Vax To Win Lottery

Reading Time: 2 minutes Adult and Youth Winners to Receive $950,000 in Cash and Scholarships for Getting Both Doses By choosing to become fully immunized, 17 Manitobans have protected themselves against COVID-19 and also won cash and scholarship prizes totalling $950,000 in the second round of the Vax to Win lottery, Crown Services Minister Jeff Wharton and Advanced Education, Read More…

Unity Walk Arrives In Winnipeg
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Unity Walk Arrives In Winnipeg

Reading Time: 2 minutes Walkers complete emotional journey to Honour Residential School Survivors Walkers from Fox Lake Cree Nation left Gillam, Manitoba on September 18th and have arrived safely in Winnipeg. Along the way, they were joined by walkers from York Factory First Nation and Tataskweyak Cree Nation. The group will be heading to the Manitoba Legislative Building on September Read More…

Northwest Territories, Boost Opportunities For Women To Enter The Trades Sector
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Northwest Territories, Boost Opportunities For Women To Enter The Trades Sector

Reading Time: 2 minutes Most trades are recognized internationally and provide a great source of income to live and raise a family within Canada. Decades ago, it would be hard-pressed to find a woman working within the various trades industry dominated by men. Fortunately, society has evolved enough to understand that given the opportunity, women can do any job Read More…

MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee Wins Another 3 Year Term
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MKO Grand Chief Garrison Settee Wins Another 3 Year Term

Reading Time: < 1 minute Garrison Settee second term victory was expected and unanimous Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) Inc. held an election for the position of Grand Chief today at the MKO’s 40th Annual General Assembly. The candidates for the role of Grand Chief were Ken Bighetty and Garrison Settee the incumbent. Chiefs, Councillors, and Headmen of MKO Nations were eligible to vote in Read More…

Yukon Becomes Latest Territory To Sign On To National Child Care Plan
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Yukon Becomes Latest Territory To Sign On To National Child Care Plan

Reading Time: 2 minutes The National Child Care plan reduces child care to $10 per day The Government of Canada and the Government of Yukon have reached an agreement on an extension to the Canada–Yukon Early Learning and Child Care Agreement. Through the agreement, the Government of Canada is providing over $10.1 million in funding over four years to Read More…

Canada Makes Big Investments Into The Northern Territory
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Canada Makes Big Investments Into The Northern Territory

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF provides infrastructure funding for major projects within the country By Dami Igbinyemi Communities across the country are on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic and they need know that their public services and public spaces are safe and reliable. That is why the Government of Canada has been providing huge financial Read More…

Nunavut Declares An End To Its COVID-19 Outbreak
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Nunavut Declares An End To Its COVID-19 Outbreak

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nunavut goes 28 days without a COVID-19 case By Dami Igbinyemi On January 25th, 2020, Canada reported its first case of COVID-19 from a 56-year-old patient “Patient Zero” returning from China. Out of all the Canadian provinces and territories, Nunavut remained the only one in Canada without a confirmed case of COVID-19 for eight months. Read More…

P.C Minister Lagimodiere Defends Residential Schools First Day On The Job
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P.C Minister Lagimodiere Defends Residential Schools First Day On The Job

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lagimodiere’s introduction as Manitoba’s New Minister of Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations was disastrous. By Maryam Razzaq Moments after Alan Lagimodiere is sworn in as the new Minister of Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations by Premier Brian Pallister, he makes appalling and shocking remarks about the goal of residential schools.  At a time when Canada Read More…

Government Of Canada Makes $375,000 Investment To Support NWT Tourism Industry
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Government Of Canada Makes $375,000 Investment To Support NWT Tourism Industry

Reading Time: 2 minutes Federal government supports tourism infrastructure in Yellowknife, NWT The tourism industry plays a key economic, social and cultural role in the Northwest Territories, and is an important part of diversifying the Northern economy. The Canadian Government has supported the industry since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and has demonstrated its commitment to helping the Read More…

Canadian Government Commits $3.2M Nunavut's Fishing & Industries
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Canadian Government Commits $3.2M Nunavut’s Fishing & Industries

Reading Time: 2 minutes Federal support for fisheries and sealing in Nunavut provides jobs and opportunities TDS News – Nunavut’s fishing and sealing industries are key economic drivers in the territory, supporting the livelihood of generations of Inuit. These industries are a source of sustainable economic development in Nunavut, providing  jobs for Nunavummiut, as well as presenting a significant potential Read More…

Qaumajuq - Winnipeg Celebrates Canada's National Inuit Art Gallery
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Qaumajuq – Winnipeg Celebrates Canada’s National Inuit Art Gallery

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qaumajuq becomes Canada’s newest National Inuit Art Gallery TDS News – The Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG) and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) announce a new partnership days before the March 27, 2021 opening of Qaumajuq, the new Inuit art centre at the WAG.  WAG-Qaumajuq provides a home for largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art, while the NFB has a rich Indigenous Read More…

Canadian Government Commits $247 Million Towards Yukon Gateway Project
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Canadian Government Commits $247 Million Towards Yukon Gateway Project

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Yukon Government is committing and additional $112 million to the project TDS News – Today, Larry Bagnell, Member of Parliament for the Yukon, confirmed major funding for the Yukon Resource Gateway Project by the Government of Canada. The Yukon Resource Gateway Project will provide much needed upgrades to existing transportation infrastructure in two key Read More…

$40 Million In New Housing Funding Coming To The Yukon
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$40 Million In New Housing Funding Coming To The Yukon

Reading Time: < 1 minute Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home TDS News – Today, Federal Housing Minister together with Minister responsible for Yukon Housing Corporation Pauline Frost, announced a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Canada and the Yukon Housing Corporation for a contribution of $20 million over five-years to support the construction Read More…

Artic Gateway Transportation Hub, Now 100% Indigenous Owned
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Artic Gateway Transportation Hub, Now 100% Indigenous Owned

Reading Time: 3 minutes Community and Indigenous Ownership sets Port of Churchill and Hudson Bay Rail Line on Track for Long-Term Success TDS New – Today the Arctic Gateway Group (AGG) announce an ownership transition that will see One North Community and Indigenous partners assume 100% ownership of the Port of Churchill, the Hudson Bay Rail line, the Churchill Read More…

The $10.4 million in funding will go towards improving patient care
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Yukon Hospitals Get A $10.4 Million Boost To Patient Care

Reading Time: 2 minutes The $10.4 million in funding will go towards improving patient care Canadians benefit from a health care system that is informed by research evidence—and by the voices of patients and caregivers. That is why it is essential that the government invest in patient-oriented research, which engages patients as partners throughout the research process. The Honourable Read More…

MKO Unclear on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans for Northern and Remote First Nations in Manitoba
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MKO Unclear on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plans for Northern and Remote First Nations in Manitoba

Reading Time: 2 minutes Provincial distribution of COVID-19 to Indigenous communities still up in the Air The first shipment of the vaccine arrived in Manitoba earlier this week. Health care professionals began receiving the vaccine in Winnipeg on December 16. The province has shared that there are enough doses to vaccinate about 900 people. Manitoba plans to deliver vaccines Read More…

Nunavut Premier Makes Major Cabinet Shuffle
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Eight New Cases of COVID-19 Reported in Nunavut

Reading Time: < 1 minute COVID-19 cases in Nunavut dropping after the provinces first circuit breaker Iqaluit, Nunavut- Today, Nunavut has a total of 51 active cases of COVID-19 and 155 have recovered. The eight new cases have been identified in Arviat, bringing the community’s number of active cases in that region to 44. Contact tracing in all impacted communities Read More…

Yukon Government Injects $1M Into Local Tourism
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Yukon Government Injects $1M Into Local Tourism

Reading Time: 2 minutes Additional relief funding available for tourism sector and non-profit organizations The the global pandemic has seen the demise of small businesses across Canada and has devastated several industries. Next to the hospitality industry, the tourism sector is on the brink of collapsing in most Canadian cities. The Yukon is one of Canada’s most Northern Territories Read More…

Arviat Nunavut Now The COVID-19 Epicenter of the North
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Arviat Nunavut Now The COVID-19 Epicenter of the North

Reading Time: < 1 minute COVID-19 cases continue to rock the Canada’s Northern most territory Today, Nunavut has a total of 70 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19. An additional eight new cases have been identified in Arviat, bringing the community’s number of positive cases to 54. An additional two new cases have been confirmed in Rankin Inlet, bringing the community’s Read More…