Nunavut, Yukon & Northwest Territories

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
COVID-19 Northern Canada

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
Northern Canada COVID-19

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…

Nunavut Premier Makes Major Cabinet Shuffle
Northern Canada COVID-19

Nunavut Moves To Territory-Wide COVID-19 Lockdown

Reading Time: 2 minutes Nunavut becomes the first territory to move to a full lockdown COVID-19 restrictions Iqaluit, Nunavut, Beginning Wednesday, November 18, Nunavut will enter a mandatory, territory-wide restriction period for two weeks, in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. All non-essential services, businesses and organizations will be required to close and wherever possible, switch to Read More…

COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Arviat Nunavut
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COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Arviat Nunavut

Reading Time: 2 minutes Canada’s Northern Territories have been good at flattening the COVID-19 Curve. COVID-19 case have been very low in the Canada’s Northern Territories due to their remoteness. Today, Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s Chief Public Health Officer, has confirmed a new case of COVID-19, in Arviat. “The individual is currently outside the territory, is isolating and doing Read More…

Federal Government Invest $10,769,000 to Fund Nunavut's Only Francophone School
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Federal Government Invest $10,769,000 to Fund Nunavut’s Only Francophone School

Reading Time: 2 minutes Major Investment to Support Expansion of École des Trois-Soleils Nunavut’s Only Francophone School At a virtual press conference given jointly with Nunavut’s Minister of Education David Joanasie, Federal Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages Mélanie Joly, announced that the Government of Canada is providing $10,769,000 in funding to École des Trois-Soleils and the Centre de la petite Read More…

Yukon Air Industries Receives $7 Million Lifeline From Federal Government
Northern Canada

Yukon Air Industries Receives $7 Million Lifeline From Federal Government

Reading Time: 2 minutes Many communities in the Yukon are remote and can only be accessed by air. The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on remote communities that depend on small air carriers for essential goods, services, and for access in and out of the community. As the pandemic continues to evolve, the Government of Canada is Read More…

Nunavut Premier Makes Major Cabinet Shuffle
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Nunavut Premier Makes Major Cabinet Shuffle

Reading Time: 2 minutes Major Cabinet Shuffle in the final year of Savikataaq administration is particular due to COVID-19 and looking to the future. Iqaluit, Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq today announced changes to Nunavut’s executive council, after swearing in the newest member of cabinet, Minister Margaret Nakashuk, earlier this week. Effective Monday, November 9: Minister David Akeeagok remains Deputy Read More…