One ballot is all it took for Nunavut’s newest assembly to elect Paul Quassa as Premier.
The elder statesman was chosen to lead for the next four years over three other candidates: Patterk Netser, Joe Savikataaq and Cathy Towtongie.
“I am out of words,” he said, after his win was announced.
New Speaker Joe Enook directed the leadership forum.
After Quassa’s win, announced around the dinner hour, came the election of seven cabinet ministers from a field of 13. Read More
Would you buy a fidget spinner made of caribou antler?
Cambridge Bay’s Thomas Kaohina hopes so. His innovative idea is one of many that have arisen among budding Kitikmeot entrepreneurs who are getting a grounding in how to run a business. Read More
The launch of the European Space agency’s Sentinel 5 Precursor satellite, aboard the Russian Rokot carrier rocket, took place as scheduled from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia the morning of Oct. 13, despite Premier Peter Taptuna’s calls for a halt to the launch. Read More
Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. has awarded a 10-year air transportation contract to Nunavut’s Sarliaq Aviation and Quebec partner Nolinor Aviation.
“Sarliaq Aviation and Nolinor have worked together since 2010, and we are thrilled to continue our partnership through this new contract,” stated Sarliaq president Silu Panniuq. Read More
History is sometimes harsh, sometimes giving. Read More
For the first time in history following a territorial election for the Government of Nunavut (GN), I am expecting — and actually cheering for — the next premier to come from the Kivalliq.
I would be equally happy to see either Rankin Inlet’s Lorne Kusugak or Cathy Towtongie have the premier’s plaque on their office desk. Read More
Streetlight makeovers in four Nunavut communities, which began in 2016, are almost complete.
“We’re moving to light emitting diodes – LED lights – in various communities, and there’s a couple of high-level reasons,” said Qulliq Energy Corp. (QEC) president Bruno Pereira. Read More
Momentum is building for Inuit to reclaim artifacts and bring them home.
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) pledged $5 million toward a planned Nunavut Heritage Centre at its annual general meeting which concluded Oct. 26. Read More
Jack Anawak will be sentenced for impaired driving Jan. 15. He appeared in the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit on Thursday after pleading guilty to drinking and driving in June.
It is the second such offence for the former Member of Parliament for Nunavut and former Member of the Nunavut Legislative Assembly.
Anawak, 67, made the following statement in court: Read More
The Jon Lindell Memorial (JLM) Calm Air Cup senior men’s hockey championship will take place in Arviat from Jan. 25 to 28.
The event will feature eight teams in two divisions, with Rankin Inlet returning to defend its JLM crown.
Iqaluit-Manirajak elected Nunavut’s youngest MLA Oct. 31 – Adam Arreak Lightstone – after he went to bed.
Polls for the riding came in late, after midnight. But by then, unofficially, he knew he’d beaten incumbent Monica Ell-Kanayuk. He just didn’t quite believe it. Read More