Nunavut

Government of Canada Invests over $3.1 Million to Expand Virtual Health Care Services in Nunavut

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 5:00pm

Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced a bilateral agreement with Nunavut to expand virtual health care services for its residents.

Key Points: 
  • Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health, announced a bilateral agreement with Nunavut to expand virtual health care services for its residents.
  • "The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that now more than ever Canadians need access to virtual health care services.
  • Virtual Health Services are vital to allowing Nunavummiut to access health care in their communities and ensuring continuity of care."
  • This will enable the longer-term adoption of high-quality and safe virtual health care services as a complement to in-person care.

Government of Canada announces new shelters for Indigenous Peoples facing gender-based violence

Friday, July 23, 2021 - 10:33pm

The Government of Canada recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has added pressures to the challenges that Inuit women and children face when seeking refuge from gender-based violence.

Key Points: 
  • The Government of Canada recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has added pressures to the challenges that Inuit women and children face when seeking refuge from gender-based violence.
  • The Government of Canada is committed to addressing the ongoing national tragedy of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.
  • "Indigenous-led emergency shelters and transition homes play a critical role to support Indigenous women, children and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people escaping violence.
  • Inuit women experience violence, particularly intimate partner violence, at a higher rate than any other group of women in Canada.

Blue Star Gold Commences Drill Program at Its Ulu and Hood River Projects

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:30pm

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - July 21, 2021) - Blue Star Gold Corp. (TSXV: BAU) (FSE: 5WPO) ("Blue Star" or the "Company") announces that the drilling component of its 2021 Exploration Program has commenced at the Ulu and Hood River Projects located in the High Lake Greenstone Belt in Nunavut.

Key Points: 
  • Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - July 21, 2021) - Blue Star Gold Corp. (TSXV: BAU) (FSE: 5WPO) ("Blue Star" or the "Company") announces that the drilling component of its 2021 Exploration Program has commenced at the Ulu and Hood River Projects located in the High Lake Greenstone Belt in Nunavut.
  • About Blue Star Gold Corp.
    Blue Star is a gold company focused on exploration and development within Nunavut, Canada.
  • The Company owns the Ulu Gold Property lease, an advanced gold project, and the highly prospective Hood River Property that is contiguous to the Ulu mining lease.
  • A significant high-grade gold resource exists at the Flood Zone deposit (Ulu lease), and numerous high-grade gold occurrences and priority targets occur throughout the Ulu, Hood River and Roma Projects.

Blue Star Gold Announces Closing of Final Tranche of Non-Brokered Private Placement, Conversion of Debt and Cancellation of Warrants

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 1:30pm

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Private Placement for exploration and development of the Company's projects in Nunavut and for general working capital.

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  • The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Private Placement for exploration and development of the Company's projects in Nunavut and for general working capital.
  • Additionally, the Company announces that on July 12, 2021, a total of 7,850,000 warrants (the "Warrants") were voluntarily cancelled by certain Warrant holders.
  • About Blue Star Gold Corp.
    Blue Star is a gold company focused on exploration and development within Nunavut, Canada.
  • Blue Star is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol: BAU and on the Frankfurt Exchange under the symbol: 5WP.

Nunavut Land Use Plan enters final phase with critical protections on the line

Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 10:18pm

WWF-Canada applauds todays release of the revised 2021 Nunavut Land Use Plan by the Nunavut Planning Commission.

Key Points: 
  • WWF-Canada applauds todays release of the revised 2021 Nunavut Land Use Plan by the Nunavut Planning Commission.
  • kilometres, and is a requirement of the original Nunavut Agreement from 1993 that created the territory.
  • In progress since 2007, the NLUP is now entering a final review process.
  • It also includes protections for many more walrus haulouts across Nunavut, establishing clear guidelines for ships to avoid these important areas where walrus are vulnerable to disturbance.

Nunavut Planning Commission Releases Updated 2021 Draft Land Use Plan Aimed at Protecting the Environment and Promoting the Wellbeing of Residents

Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 3:00pm

IQALUIT, NU, July 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - In anticipation of tomorrow's Nunavut Day celebrations, the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) has released an updated 2021 Draft Land Use Plan which is the largest of its kind in the world and covers one-fifth of Canada's land mass, representing some 2.1 million square kilometres of land and water.

Key Points: 
  • IQALUIT, NU, July 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ - In anticipation of tomorrow's Nunavut Day celebrations, the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) has released an updated 2021 Draft Land Use Plan which is the largest of its kind in the world and covers one-fifth of Canada's land mass, representing some 2.1 million square kilometres of land and water.
  • This latest Nunavut Draft Land Use Plan (NDLUP) is the result of extensive consultation and engagement with Inuit, their communities, Inuit organizations, federal and territorial governments, environmental and wildlife organizations, and industry groups.
  • "The Commission is pleased to receive this funding to ensure that we get it right and our plan reflects the history and culture of Nunavut and its people."
  • The 2021 Draft Land Use Plan and a backgrounder can be found at: https://www.nunavut.ca/
    About the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) The Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) is responsible for the development, implementation, and monitoring of land use plans for resource use and development in the Nunavut Settlement Area.

Nunavut Planning Commission Releases Updated 2021 Draft Land Use Plan Aimed at Protecting the Environment and Promoting the Wellbeing of Residents

Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 3:00pm

IQALUIT, NU, July 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --In anticipation of tomorrow's Nunavut Day celebrations, the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) has released an updated 2021 Draft Land Use Plan which is the largest of its kind in the world and covers one-fifth of Canada's land mass, representing some 2.1 million square kilometres of land and water.

Key Points: 
  • IQALUIT, NU, July 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --In anticipation of tomorrow's Nunavut Day celebrations, the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) has released an updated 2021 Draft Land Use Plan which is the largest of its kind in the world and covers one-fifth of Canada's land mass, representing some 2.1 million square kilometres of land and water.
  • This latest Nunavut Draft Land Use Plan (NDLUP) is the result of extensive consultation and engagement with Inuit, their communities, Inuit organizations, federal and territorial governments, environmental and wildlife organizations, and industry groups.
  • "The Commission is pleased to receive this funding to ensure that we get it right and our plan reflects the history and culture of Nunavut and its people."
  • The 2021 Draft Land Use Plan and a backgrounder can be found at: https://www.nunavut.ca/
    About the Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) The Nunavut Planning Commission (NPC) is responsible for the development, implementation, and monitoring of land use plans for resource use and development in the Nunavut Settlement Area.

Nunavut communities tackle climate change using Indigenous knowledge and science

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 10:02pm

Today, Minister of Northern Affairs Daniel Vandal highlighted progress on three unique, Indigenous-led projects that are helping communities in Nunavut adapt to the challenges posed by climate change.

Key Points: 
  • Today, Minister of Northern Affairs Daniel Vandal highlighted progress on three unique, Indigenous-led projects that are helping communities in Nunavut adapt to the challenges posed by climate change.
  • By empowering communities in their decision-making and supporting their vision for a green future, people working at the local level are finding solutions to tackle the effects of climate change.
  • That's why the Arviat Council has identified climate change and climate change adaptation as a priority for the Hamlet and the community.
  • As part of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada has invested $134 million in more than 670 unique projects in Northern communities for initiatives that monitor and assess climate change impacts, improve green energy infrastructure, and engage Indigenous communities on climate policy.

Blue Star Gold Commences High Resolution Geophysical Survey in Preparation for Drill Testing Priority Targets on its Ulu and Hood River Projects

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 1:30pm

The Ulu lease and the contiguous Hood River property together encompass greater than 9,000 hectares of highly prospective exploration ground.

Key Points: 
  • The Ulu lease and the contiguous Hood River property together encompass greater than 9,000 hectares of highly prospective exploration ground.
  • The eastern side of the Hood River property is contiguous to the Ulu lease and hosts over twenty known gold showings.
  • About Blue Star Gold Corp.
    Blue Star is a gold and silver company focused on exploration and development within Nunavut, Canada.
  • A significant high-grade gold resource exists at the Flood Zone deposit (Ulu lease), and numerous high-grade gold occurrences and priority targets occur throughout the Ulu, Hood River and Roma Projects.

RBC opens third agency bank to provide increased access to financial services for Nunavut's Inuit communities

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 1:00pm

The third of its kind in Nunavut, the agency will provide the residents of Kinngait with increased access to key financial services, and easier and more convenient ways to access basic banking services in their home community.

Key Points: 
  • The third of its kind in Nunavut, the agency will provide the residents of Kinngait with increased access to key financial services, and easier and more convenient ways to access basic banking services in their home community.
  • Through the agency, residents are now able to open a bank account, make deposits and withdrawals, and get financial advice through the RBC branch in Iqaluit.
  • Kinngait community members will also have full access to RBC's digital and online banking services through the agency or their personal internet access, once they open an account with RBC.
  • "This agency is one of many ways we are working to better serve Inuit communities, and to activate RBC's commitment to reconciliation," adds Dale Sturges, National Director, Indigenous Financial Services Group, RBC.