Voters in Kugluktuk will return to the polls on March 5 to choose a mayor and four hamlet councillors after a December election was voided due to translation issues. Read More
Danny Aaluk remembers sitting in a classroom as a boy, with much of what was being said not registering due to his hearing impairment. He preoccupied himself with what came naturally, drawing wildlife in his notebooks with his pencil. Read More
Several hunters were off in search of muskoxen early last week in hopes of selling the meat to the Kugluktuk Hunters and Trappers Organization (HTO). The HTO then divides the meat among community members in need through the Country Foods Distribution program. Read More
After Arctic Co-operatives Ltd. ditched Canadian North for First Air last year, the airline had to go back to the drawing board, and they came up with an internet-based service called Fetchable.
“We have available space on our aircraft and we’re looking for ways to fill it,” said Canadian North president Steve Hankirk. Read More
Harm reduction was the Government of Nunavut’s main message at an Iqaluit meeting Feb. 13 about its approach to federal cannabis legalization set to take effect in July. Due to federal timelines, legal sales are unlikely to take place until sometime in August. Read More
A review of the Nunavut Teacher Education Program (NTEP), initiated in early 2017, is now at the draft-report stage.
“The consultants have drafted a preliminary report to be reviewed by the Department of Education and Nunavut Arctic College to ensure that the program evaluation phase of this review has met the scope of work detailed in the request for proposals,” Education deputy minister Pujjuut Kusugak stated via e-mail. Read More
Thirty seconds of a conversation with educator Rebecca Hainnu is more than enough time to understand why she is lauded by so many – her energy and will are at once contagious and compelling. Read More
They came, talked shop, celebrated local culture and kicked up their heels together. For the fifth consecutive year, the Kitikmeot Trade Show sold out as 200 delegates descended on Cambridge Bay Feb. 12 to 14. It was the 19th year for the event. Read More
It may be hard to believe with how popular soccer is in the Kivalliq, but when Paul Stroeder of Rankin Inlet steps onto the floor in Hay River this coming month he will become the first soccer referee from Nunavut to officiate at the Arctic Winter Games (AWG). Read More
The more I watch the all-too-real drama play out concerning the caribou herds, the more I get freaked out by the similarities with the collapse of the East Coast cod fishery that changed my life, and thousand of others, on the East Coast forever. Read More
Fossil fuels are costing the Government of Nunavut more than $60 million per year in subsidies, according to conservation group WWF Canada, and there is no “hard evidence” that the GN is serious about renewable energy. Read More
Arctic UAV, a made-in-Nunavut aerial imaging provider, is hoping to train more people to fly drones in communities across the territory thanks to a partnership with C-Astral and the Arctic Perspective Initiative (API). Read More
Every second year, Northern businesses showcase their products and services at the Northern Lights Trade Show in Ottawa. Read More
The Hamlet of Igloolik is trying to put more money in artists’ pockets from the sales of their creations. A new program will result in the hamlet paying artists up front for their artwork and then selling their wares in the southern market. Read More
The Department of Education is following a consultant’s recommendation to partner with existing southern universities rather than pursue a university in Nunavut. Read More
ᓄᓇᓕᓕᒫᑦ ᐳᕙᒃᓗᒃᑐᖅᑕᖃᕐᒪᖔᑕ (TB)-ᒥᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᑲᔪᓯᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓱᒃᑲᓕᓪᓗᓂᓗ, ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐃᓗᐊᖅᓴᐃᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓ ᑭᒻ ᐲᑯ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᔮᓐᓄᐊᕆ 8-ᒥ. ᑕᒃᑯᐊ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᓯᑕᓂᒃ ᐅᓪᓗᓂᒃ ᑎᑭᓯᒪᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᕿᓚᓈᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ 7-ᓂᒃ ᖁᓕᓄᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᐊᕋᓱᒋᓪᓗᑎᒃ, $1-ᒥᓕᐊᓐᑖᓚᒥᒃ ᐊᑭᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕆᔭᖓᑦ ᐃᓗᐊᖅᓴᐃᔩᑦ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑦᑎᓇᓱᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐳᕙᒃᓗᒃᑐᖃᐅᖃᑦᑕᓕᕐᒪᑦ ᕼᐊᒪᓚᖓᓂ. Read More
Nunavut Sivuniksavut (NS) has much to celebrate thanks to the dedication of several generous contributors, as the post-secondary institution now has three of its own residences ready for students for the next school term.
“It was huge,” said Nunavut Sivuniksavut coordinator Morley Hanson about the announcement Feb. 2. Read More
Community-wide tuberculosis (TB) testing in Qikiqtarjuaq is running smoothly and faster than expected, Nunavut’s chief medical officer Kim Barker said Jan. 8. The comments came on the fourth day of what was originally estimated to be a seven- to 10-week, $1 million medical effort to battle an outbreak in the hamlet. Read More
A series of hockey camps were held in Arviat on Jan. 29 for various age groups in the community’s minor hockey program. Read More
The nominations for the 2018 Juno Awards are out, and Nunavut performers have made a splash across genres.
All the hard work they’ve dedicated to their musical and cultural passions means being nominated for Juno Awards is all the sweeter, say Nancy Mike and Kelly Fraser. Read More
Police have charged a 29-year-old man accused of brandishing an axe and banging on doors in the 300 block in Iqaluit early Feb. 6.
The RCMP arrived in the area and witnessed a man with the axe. Police say they advised the man that he was under arrest. The accused allegedly walked toward the police waving the axe, ignoring the officer’s direction to drop it, stated Cpl. Henry Coman in a news release. Read More
Haomik Joy lost her parents when she was only six years old, but she remained surrounded by caring people. She has since become the caring person who brings comfort to others. Read More