Five of six children in Katherine Taqaogak’s cramped four-bedroom home are sick with flu-like symptoms and she feels that mould and crowded conditions are contributing to the health issues.
“At night they get really feverish and cry a lot. Some of them will throw up,” she said of the ailing youngsters.
Thirteen people live in Taqaogak’s public housing unit.
HALLUKKAFFI IKALUKUTIAMIT. KAIYUKNAKHIYUK HULI NUNAKPUT. HIKINIK KIHIMI ALIANAK KAUMAKPAKTUK. IKALUKHIUKTUT INUIN AUDLAATIIKHUTIK. NANUKHIUKTUT TIKITTUT IPAKHANI. ULAPKIYUKHAT KATIMALIKPAKMIYUT. IHUAKHAIYUT ULAISIGIAMI ULAPKILIKKATA APRIL TATKIKHIUT NUGNUTPAT MAIMILU. NUTAKKAT NAMAINNAKTUTLU. UKTUKNAHUAT ULAPKIYUNI FORT SMITHMILU HAY RIVERMILU. NAGUYUMIK PITYAVUN. MUKPAKTUTLU AKHUKPAKNIAKMIYUT. ALAPPAKNAIKTUK TAUNANIGUUK. QUANA. Read More
Hudson Bay MLA Allan Rumbolt asked housing minister Lorne Kusugak to explain why the Nunavut Housing Corporation’s wait lists for public housing units were altered significantly between March 31, 2016 and March 31, 2017. Read More
A delay in funding decisions from the Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation means the Nunavut Fisheries and Marine Training Consortium must delay some training plans, but on the upside it received $12.6 million over three years from the federal government for infrastructure projects. Read More
Rio Tinto, the world’s third-largest mining company, made the news earlier this month when it announced it is expanding its fleet of autonomous haul trucks to 100 in a region of Australia. Read More
I’m beginning to think Montreal Canadiens fans are becoming just as delusional as Toronto Maple Leafs fans. Case in point: Read More
The territory is not ready to deal with the impacts of climate change, according to the Auditor General of Canada’s final report on Climate Change in Nunavut, presented March 13 in Iqaluit. Read More
Seven comedians faced off March 11 in Iqaluit for the chance to travel – all expenses paid – to Ottawa to perform at the Alterna Savings Crackup Comedy Festival Finale later this month. Read More
Staff from the Department of Family Services, with two local people from the community, completed door-to-door surveys with 95 households in Pond Inlet March 6. Now they move on to Clyde River. Read More
There’s more than one way to pass the courses needed to get a Grade 12 diploma. Read More
Listed below is the complete list of winners and awards at the Kivalliq Regional Science Fair in Rankin Inlet from March 2-4. Read More
I recently had a discussion over whether Nunavut would be better off if more women were elected to political office. Read More
The mayor of Iglulik said a sick child from the community was medevaced to Iqaluit on March 3 and died on March 5 amid a flu outbreak in the community, but the Department of Health won’t confirm any details related to the case. Read More
Lazarus Qattalik and his Iqippagit bandmates are having a great time jamming and touring the festival circuit, but they also have a charitable side. Read More
HALLUKKAFFI IKALUKTUTIAMIT. KAIYUKNAKTUK ILANI. KIHIMI HIKINIK KULVAKPAKTUK. ALIANAKHIYUK. AUDLAGIAMI. IKALUKHIULIKPAKTUT INUIN. ANGUNIAKTIIT KATIMAKATAKTUT IKAYUKHUGIT TAPKUAT TIKIHIMAYUT IHIVHIUKTUNUTLU. NUTAKKAT NAMAINAKTUT INUINLU. KATIMAVAKTUTLU ULISSIKNAHUAT ULAPKILIKKATA OMINGMAK FROLIKKATA. Read More
Sakiasie Sowdlooapik has recruited plenty of teachers over the past three decades, and choosing the right ones has reaped a number of benefits. Read More
Ten years after approaching Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. is moving forward on Nanilavut (Let’s find them) by hiring three staff to manage a database. Read More
A man reportedly killed himself after an hours-long stand-off with RCMP in Pond Inlet.
The March 7 incident began just after 4 p.m., when Pond Inlet RCMP investigated a weapons complaint involving a man within a residence, according to a news release. Read More