Iqaluit’s Inuksuk Drum Dancers look back at busy 2017

January 22, 2018 - Iqaluit

The Inuksuk Drum Dancers had a busy year representing the territory in Iqaluit and beyond.

“They perform traditional and contemporary Inuit music throughout Iqaluit and the rest of Canada. One of their mandates is to promote and preserve Inuktitut,” said Inuksuk High School choir director Mary Piercey-Lewis. Read More

Pool fuel use to drop dramatically

January 21, 2018 - Iqaluit

The federal government committed Jan. 15 to fund the city’s plan to complete the greening of the Iqaluit Aquatic Centre – reducing heating fuel use by 80 per cent – and expand Qulliq Energy Corp’s district heating system. Read More

January 22 – On-the-Land Contest

January 21, 2018

Winner: Kyra Tanuyak
Chesterfield Inlet
“This is my daughter Katelyn Panimiran Tanuyak. She loves to go out hunting, and she caught her first umingmak in summer 2017 near Chesterfield Inlet.” Read More

Sports Talk: A Russian love story in every sense

January 21, 2018 - NWT/Nunavut

Because this is a thing in 2018. Chris Christie, the outgoing governor of the state of New Jersey, signed dozens of new laws into existence on his final day in office, Jan. 15. One of them dealt with drunken droning. I kid you not. Read More

ᐊᑭᑭᓐᓂᖅᐹᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐃᓅᔪᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖏᒻᒪᑦ

January 21, 2018

ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᑦ ᐅᔾᔨᖅᓱᑦᑎᐊᓕᕐᒪᑕ ᐊᑭᑭᓐᓂᖅᐹᒥᒃ ᐊᑭᓕᐅᓯᐊᖑᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓴᓇᔨᓂᒃ ᐊᓐᑎᐅᕆᐅᒥ ᐃᐊᓪᐴᑕᒥᓗ, ᖄᖏᖅᓯᑲᐃᓐᓇᕐᒪᑕ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᓗ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᕕᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᓂ ᐊᑭᓕᐅᓯᐊᓄᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᐃᑦ ᐊᑭᑭᓐᓂᖅᐹᒥᒃ ᓴᓇᔨᓄᑦ ᐊᑭᓖᔪᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ. Read More

Power corp. wants one rate for all Nunavummiut

January 21, 2018 - Nunavut

Qulliq Energy Corp.’s (QEC) latest bid to standardize power rates across the territory won’t be an easier sell than it was in 2014, when Paul Okalik, then minister responsible, cancelled such plans. Read More

Qulliq studies ways to reduce diesel use

January 20, 2018 - Nunavut

Qulliq Energy Corporation is looking for affordable ways to reduce diesel use and an Ontario-based company is trying to prove its variable-speed generators are the answer. Read More

Learning to prevent bullying in Gjoa Haven

January 20, 2018 - Gjoa Haven/Taloyoak

Seventeen students took part in a two-day Red Cross mentorship workshop called Beyond the Hurt, which also includes anti-bullying and leadership training, at Qiqirtaq Ilihakvik last Tuesday and Wednesday. Read More

Minimum is far from living wage

January 20, 2018 - Nunavut

Canadians are watching the labour situation in Ontario and Alberta, which recently surpassed Nunavut as the jurisdictions with Canada’s highest minimum wages. Read More

Women’s shelters end year of turmoil

January 19, 2018 - Iqaluit

YWCA Agvvik – which runs the Qimaavik and Sivummut women’s shelters in Iqaluit – is ready to move forward with a new and effective board in the aftermath of a financial scandal involving its now terminated executive director.

The organization was thrown into chaos after a Sept. 28, 2016 Lester Landau audit pointed out 25 “matters that may be of interest to management”, according to chartered accountant Debbie Lyng’s cover letter. Read More

A new way to play

January 19, 2018 - Naujaat

Students at Tuugaalik High School and Tusarvik Elementary School were introduced to an exciting variation of the game of hockey that they can play nice and warm in the indoors recently. Read More

Beatles−ᑯᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᐅᕗᑦ ᓂᐱᓕᐅᖅᓯᒪᔭᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᒃᓴᕋᐃᑦᑐᑦ ᐅᑎᖅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ

January 19, 2018 - Kivalliq

ᑕᐃᒪ ‘ᐱᖁᑎᑖᖅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᕗᖓ’ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᑉᓗᒍᓗ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᓯᖃᕆᐊᒃᓴᖅ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᖕᒪᖔᕐᒪ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᓂᖓ ᓂᐱᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᓂᐱᓕᐅᖅᐸᒃᑐᓂᒡᓗ, ᖃᓄᕐᓗ ᑎᑕᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᖃᖅᑐᑦ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᓯᐊᖅᓯᒪᑉᓗᖓ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂᒥᐅᓂᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ −ᐱᐅᒋᔭᐅᒃᐸᑦ ᐱᐅᒋᔭᐅᖏᑉᐸᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ − ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᑐᓴᕐᓈᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᒻᒪᕆᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥᐅᓄᑦ. Read More

ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᒧᔭᐅᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓ

January 19, 2018 - ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ

ᐳᐃᒍᕐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖏᑦᑐᒥᒃ ᐊᑐᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᑦᓯᐊᖅᖢᓂᓗ ᒪᐃᒃ ᓲᑕᐃᔅ ᓯᐱᐊᑦᓯᒥᒃ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᓕᖕᒥᒃ ᐊᒧᓯᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᔭᓐᓄᐊᕆ 5-ᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᖏᔪᒻᒪᕆᖕᒥᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᐅᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᓯᖃᑦᑕᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᓇᓚᐅᑦᓵᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ Chase the Ace ᐱᕈᖅᓴᐃᓇᓱᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ. Read More

Hockey players get tips from a pro

January 19, 2018 - Chesterfield Inlet

Former NHLer John Chabot had a large number of youth smiling from ear to ear as he conducted a full hockey skills-development camp in Chesterfield Inlet this past week. Read More

Cam Bay arena status still uncertain

January 19, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

The Department of Community and Government Services hopes to have a contractor in place by early February to address a longstanding but worsening mould issue that has forced the closure of the Cambridge Bay arena. Read More

ᖁᕕᐊᓲᓯᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᑲᓇᖕᓇᒥᐅᑦ ᓯᒡᔭᒥᐅᑕᖏᓐᓂᑦ

January 18, 2018 - ᓇᐅᔮᑦ

ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦ ᑑᒑᓕᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᖓᓂ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᓯᐊᖅᑖᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒡᕕᐅᑉ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒃ ᐱᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᑲᒫᓗᐃᑦ ᐴᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐴᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᓯᐊᓂᑦ ᑕᐅᓇᖓᑦ Sydney, N.S.ᒥᑦ ᑎᓴᐱᕆ 13−ᒥ ᓇᐅᔮᓂ. Read More

ᐱᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᖅ Flamesᑯᓐᓂᒃ

January 18, 2018 - ᓇᐅᔮᑦ

ᒪᑲᓚᐅᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᑦᓯᐊᖅ, ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ 14-ᓂᒃ, ᖁᐊᖅᓵᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, ᑲᐸᒃᓗᓂᓗ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᑦᓯᐊᖅᖢᓂᓗ ᐅᖃᐅᑎᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂ ᑑᒑᓕᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᖓᑕ ᐊᖓᔪᖄᑉ ᑐᖏᓕᖓᓄᑦ ᔪᓕᐊ ᒪᒃᐴᓴᓐ ᑭᐊᒍᕆᓕᐊᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕋᖅᖢᓂᐅᒃ ᑕᑯᔭᖅᑐᕐᓗᓂ NHL ᕼᐋᑭᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ Flames ᐊᒻᒪ Nashville Predators ᑲᑎᑦᓯᓂᐊᖅᖢᓂᓗ ᑭᐊᒍᕆᒥ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᔨᒥᒃ ᐱᓐᖑᐊᖅᑎᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᕼᐋᑭᖅᑎᖏᓐᓄᑦ Travis Hamonic. Read More

Rankin man pulls ace and takes home huge jackpot

January 18, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

It was an unforgettable moment of tension and excitement when Mike Shouldice drew the ace of spades in Rankin Inlet on Jan. 5.and claimed the mammoth jackpot that had built up with the Chase the Ace fundraiser. Read More

Arviat actors get an international hand

January 18, 2018 - Arviat

It was a special day at John Arnalukjuak High School in Arviat when it hosted the first international Connected North session on Jan. 11 with the Globe Theatre in London, England. Read More

Mayor at 24, and ready for the challenge

January 18, 2018 - Kimmirut

A trend is emerging in Nunavut: young women in politics.

The community of Kimmirut, with a population of approximately 450, has elected 24-year-old Ningeolaa Killiktee as mayor. She was sworn in Jan. 4 after a December election.

Senior administrative officer Kimberley Young thinks Killiktee may be the youngest mayor in the territory, though executive director of the Nunavut Association of Municipalities Brian Fleming could not confirm. Read More

Editorial: Beatles lead the way in resurgent vinyl

January 17, 2018 - Kivalliq

One of the ‘perks’ I’ve always enjoyed in this place is being able to write the odd opinion piece on the music industry and those who make, or who have made, their livelihood from it. It’s a perk the community has gifted me – like it or not – due to the fact music plays such a big role in the Kivalliq. Read More

ᕼᐊᓕᑏᕐᓇᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒃᑎᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᔭᓐᓄᐊᕆᒥ

January 17, 2018 - ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ

ᓄᒃᑎᕆᓂᖅ ᑕᐃᑉᓱᒪᓂᑐᖃᖅ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑐᖃᐅᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓐᓇᑐᖃᐃᑦ ᐅᑉᓛᕈᒥᑕᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᖏᑦ ᕿᑎᐊᓂ ᕼᐊᓕᑏᕐᓇᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᔭᓐᓄᐊᕆ ᐱᒋᐊᓕᓵᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᒃᑯᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᑕᒡᕙᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᒥ ᐊᑐᖅᑐᒥ. Read More

Jail time for Anawak, three-year driving ban for impaired driving

January 17, 2018 - Iqaluit

Jack Anawak – the former Nunatsiaq MP, Rankin Inlet North MLA, and candidate in the last federal and territorial elections – will serve 30 days at the Baffin Correctional Centre beginning Feb. 2.

Anawak pleaded guilty to a June 2017 impaired driving charge in November.

He was sentenced to a 30-day intermittent sentence at the Nunavut Court of Justice Jan. 15, meaning he will serve his sentence on weekends only. Read More

Calgary Flames give Naujaat family trip of a lifetime

January 17, 2018 - Naujaat

Macleod Arnatiaq, 14, was surprised, shocked, and over-the-moon happy when he was told by Tuugaalik High School vice-principal Julia MacPherson that he would be heading to Calgary to see an NHL game between the Flames and the Nashville Predators and getting to meet Calgary defenceman Travis Hamonic. Read More

Holiday cheer for elders in January

January 16, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Moving the traditional elders’ breakfast from the middle of the holiday season to early January proved to be a big hit for the Kivalliq Inuit Associaion (KIA) in Rankin Inlet earlier this month. Read More

Iqaluit pool fuel use to drop dramatically

January 16, 2018 - Iqaluit

The federal government committed Jan. 15 to fund the city’s plan to complete the greening of the Iqaluit Aquatic Centre – reducing heating fuel use by 80 per cent – and expand Qulliq Energy Corp’s district heating system.

“I can’t think of a better milestone for our first anniversary,” said Mayor Madeleine Redfern, noting the pool opened Jan. 26, 2017.

She said the move will save the city money while making it more environmentally responsible. Read More

January 15 – On-the-Land Contest

January 15, 2018

Winner: Lindsay Kidlapik
“Peyton Nicole, age 5. Enjoying the nice weather on May 14, 2017 while ice fishing. She was very excited to camp out on the land in a tent for the first time and helped her Dad setting up the tent. Peyton had a great time the whole weekend of fishing even though she didn’t catch any but excited to go again next spring!” Read More

Koana for making season bright

January 14, 2018 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay


Nunavut’s communities seek say on marijuana

January 13, 2018 - Nunavut

With marijuana legalization set to take effect July 1, some of Nunavut’s municipalities want to know if they’ll be able to decide whether cannabis will be controlled or prohibited, as they do with alcohol. Read More

NHL-ᑯᓐᓂ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᔨᒧᑦ ᖃᐃᖁᔭᐅᔪᕕᓂᐅᖕᒪᑕ ᐊᑖᑖᒋᑦ ᐃᕐᓂᖏᓪᓗ ᑭᐊᒍᕆᒥᐅᑦ ᕼᐊᑭᖅᑎᖏᓐᓄᑦ

January 13, 2018 - ᓇᐅᔮᓂ

ᒪᒃᑲᓚᐅᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᑦᓯᐊᖅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᓂᐅᕈᓯᒪᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᐸᐅᔭᒧᑦ ᑎᓯᐱᕆᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ, ᑭᐊᓪᒍᕆᒥᐅᑦ ᕼᐊᑭᖅᑎᖏᑕ ᓴᐳᔾᔨᔨᖓᓄᑦ ᑐᕌᕕᔅ ᕼᐊᒪᓂᒃᒧᑦ ᖃᐃᖁᔭᐅᒐᒥᒃ ᖃᖓᑦᑕᐅᑎᒃᓴᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓇᒃᓯᐅᔾᔨᕕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᑲᑯᓗᓂᓗ ᓇᒃᓴᕈᓐᓇᒻᒪᕆᒃᖢᓂᐅᒃ ᑖᓐᓇ ᓇᐅᔮᒥᐅᓂᒃ ᐳᓛᕆᐊᖁᔨᓐᓂᕐᒪᑦ ᑭᐊᒍᕆᒧᑦ. Read More

Fox traps hurt, kill Iqaluit dogs

January 12, 2018 - Iqaluit

One Iqaluit resident, whose husky had his leg caught in a fox trap in December, addressed city council Jan. 9, calling for councillors to deal with what he, and later the mayor, called a matter of public safety.

Thomas Rohner explained he’d been walking his husky Nacho at the Upper Base area near one of the orange sheds Dec. 23 when the incident occurred. Read More

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