The Canadian Armed Forces are conducting a series of activities near Tuktoyaktuk and Inuvik.
Operation NANOOK-NUNALIVUT 2022 first began on Tuesday, February 15th. It is allowing the CAF to perform a series of joint multinational activities in Canada’s Arctic to improve domain awareness and demonstrate the CAF’s ability to rapidly project forces throughout the North.
Residents in the affected areas may have noticed a slight increase in military traffic, both on the ground, and in the air. CAF personnel and equipment will be moved and deployed throughout communities around Tuktoyaktuk and Inuvik for the duration of the exercise.
Local residents can expect a minimal disruption to their regular day to day activities, as the Joint Task Force (North) aims to maintain good environmental stewardship. Every effort will be made to not disrupt the peace of any area they conduct business in.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all deployed CAF personnel will adhere to strict Territorial and Department of National Defense COVID-19 health protection measures, and activities are being carefully planned to mitigate any potential risk of exposure to COVID-19 by military members and the local population. CAF personnel taking part in Op NANOOK-NUNALIVUT 22 will be staying in separate military accommodations in Tuktoyaktuk and Inuvik or on the land away from the local community.