Quassa chosen as premier

November 17, 2017 - Iqaluit

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

A life filled with learning ahead

November 18, 2017 - Rankin Inlet/Iqaluit

Performer and actor Christine Tootoo, at 22, wields an impressive resume, with credits on circumpolar and national stages, the latest as part of the Kiviuq Returns ensemble cast. Read More

Burgeoning businesses in the Kitikmeot

November 18, 2017 - Cambridge Bay/Kugluktuk

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

Location of debris from Russian rocket unknown

November 18, 2017 - Qikiqtaaluk

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

ᐅᖓᓯᒃᑐᒥᒃ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᑐᒍᑦ ᐊᓯᐊᓂᒃ ᐅᕐᓱᐊᓘᑉ ᐊᐅᓚᐅᑎᖃᕈᑏᑦ

November 18, 2017 - Nunavut

ᐅᖓᓯᒌᒃᑐᐊᓘᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᖅᑯᓴᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᔪᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᑦ ᐊᖅᑯᑏᑦ ᐱᑕᖃᖏᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐱᔭᕆᑐᖕᒪᑦ ᐃᓄᑑᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖃᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᓚᕐᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᓕᕆᔪᑎᓂᒃ ᐱᑕᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓇᓱᐊᕆᐊᒃᓴᖅ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓄᑦ. Read More

Long path away from diesel

November 18, 2017 - Nunavut

Spread out by great distances and no connecting infrastructure, Nunavut is in the difficult position of providing municipal services in isolation. Read More

WWF demands protection of Nunavut rivers

November 18, 2017 - Nunavut

World Wildlife Fund Canada’s has concluded an ecological analysis of Canada’s 10 longest rivers, including three in Nunavut, and is demanding protective regulations for these waterways. Read More

Produce from a can?

November 17, 2017 - Nunavut

A sea can full of greens may not solve food insecurity, but that’s not the main aim of a project called The Growcer, which is more concerned with food sovereignty and economic wellness. Read More

Sarliaq, Nolinor win Agnico Eagle contract

November 17, 2017 - Kivalliq

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

ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒥᓂ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᓐᓇᖅᑐᖅ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ

November 17, 2017 - ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ

ᐱᖑᐊᖅᑎ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓂᒃ ᐃᔾᔪᐊᕆᔨ ᑯᕆᔅᑏᓐ ᑐᑐ, 22-ᓂᒃ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓕᒃ, ᓇᒃᓴᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑦ ᐃᔾᔪᔪᒥᒃ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᓚᐅᕈᓯᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᑦᓯᒪᔪᒥᒃ, ᐃᓕᑕᕆᔭᐅᔪᓯᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐃᕕᒋᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂᐅᒃᓗ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᒥᐅᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥᐅᓂᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᓂᓪᓗ ᑕᑯᕋᓐᓈᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᓄᑦ ᐱᖑᐊᕐᕕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᓂᑦ ᒫᓐᓇᕋᑖᖅ ᐃᓕᑕᕆᔭᐅᕋᑖᕐᒥᔪᖅ ᕿᕕᐅᖅ ᐅᑎᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᖑᐊᖅᑎᖏᑦ. Read More

Player turns coach

November 17, 2017 - Inuvik

Brittenie Jefferd-Moore, known better in town by the nickname Bitsie, was one of only two girls in her age group playing hockey growing up. Read More

Lest we forget

November 14, 2017 - Naujaat/Rankin Inlet

People came out to honour the memories of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom across the Kivalliq this past week. Read More


November 14, 2017 - ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ

ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᑐᓐᖓᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᑎᒥᖓᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖄᕆᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᑳᑎ ᑕᐅᑐᖏ ᐃᓱᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒐᕙᒪᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᒃᑲᓐᓂᕆᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᒋᐊᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᐃᓱᒪᒋᓚᐅᕐᒪᒋᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᔭᐅᖏᓗᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ. Read More

Cathy Towtongie: back in the game

November 14, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

Former Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) president Cathy Towtongie felt she had to re-enter the political arena because of the number of issues across Nunavut that, in her opinion, were being ignored. Read More

ᒎᓗᑎᑖᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓚᒌᑦ

November 14, 2017 - ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ

ᕿᑉᓕᖅᑕᒥᒃ ᐱᑕᖃᒃᑲᓐᓂᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᑖᒥᓂ ᑎᐋᔅᒌᒃᑯᓐᓂᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᖅᓯᐅᑎᒥᒃ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᔭᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᓗᐊᕋ ᒎᑦᑎᐃ ᕙᓕᐹᕐᔪᐊᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ. Read More

Time for Kivalliq led and Kivalliq first

November 14, 2017 - Kivalliq

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


November 14, 2017 - ᓇᐅᔮᑦ/ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ

ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᐱᒋᔭᖃᕆᐊᖅᑐᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᔭᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐅᓇᑕᕐᔪᐊᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᐃᓱᒪᖅᓱᖅᑎᑦᓯᓕᕐᒪᑕ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐅᐸᑕᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ. Read More

ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒃ ᓂᕈᐊᕈᑎᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ

November 13, 2017 - ᓇᐅᔮᑦ

ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᒍᕇᑦ 9ᒥ ᑑᒑᓕᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᖓᓂ ᓇᐅᔮᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᕆᐅᑉ ᐊᑭᐊᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒡᓗ ᓂᕈᐊᖑᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ, ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᓂᕈᐊᓚᐅᖏᑉᐳᑦ. Read More

Family volleyballers golden in Rankin

November 13, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

There’s a whole new glitter inside the Dias family home following the annual Laura Gauthier Memorial (LGM) volleyball tournament in Rankin Inlet this past month. Read More

Exchange on delay

November 13, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

The Rankin Inlet gymnastics club is hoping to find another exchange partner after conflicting schedules forced an Ontario club to drop out. Read More

Every vote counts

November 13, 2017 - Naujaat

While Grade 9 students at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat have learned enough about the voting process in Nunavut and abroad to be batting a thousand with elections, they’re yet to pick a winning candidate. Read More

ᒎᒍᓪᑯᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕆᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᑦ ᖄᖓᓂᒥᐅᓂᒃ

November 13, 2017 - Nunavut

ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᖅᐹᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒥᕐᖑᐃᖅᓯᕕᒥ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᖃᐅᖏᑦᑑᒐᓗᐊᖅ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᐃᓚᓕᐅᑎᔭᐅᓯᒪᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓱᔪᖑᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᖃᑕᐅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᓇᒦᓕᕆᐊᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒥ ᓄᓇᖑᐊᑎᒍᑦ ᐱᑕᖃᓕᖅᑐᖅ. Read More

ᐱᑦᓯᐅᓛᑉ ᑲᒪᒋᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐸᒥ

November 13, 2017 - Nunavut

ᐊᑯᓂᐅᓕᖅᑐᖅ, ᒪᓕᒃᓯᒪᒐᑦᑎᒍ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓ ᑭᓐᖓᓂ ᕿᓐᓄᐊᔪᐊᑉ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᕐᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᕕᒃᓴᖅ, ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᑲᑎᑦᓱᐃᔪᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᐊᑭᑦᑐᖅᓴᐅᑎᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓂᐅᕕᖅᑕᐅᑎᑦᑎᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑐᕌᓐᑐᒥ ᐊᑭᖓᑕ ᐃᓚᖓᓂ $3-ᒥᓕᐊᓐᑖᓚᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᓪᓗᒍ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᑦ ᐊᑭᓖᒋᐊᖃᕐᒪᑕ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐃᒡᓗ ᐱᐊᓂᒃᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑦ. Read More

ᐊᖅᐱᖕᓂᒃ ᐱᐊᖃᕐᓂᖅ?

November 13, 2017 - Nunavut

ᐊᖅᐱᑦ ᒪᒪᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᖃᒃᑲᓐᓂᒐᓚᒃᑐᑦ, ᒪᒪᕆᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒡᓗ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᓄᑦ, ᐱᐊᖑᖅᑎᑕᐅᑐᐃᓐᓇᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᒧᕆ ᑲᒥᑕ ᑲᔪᓯᑦᓯᐊᕈᓂ. Read More

Brighter lights and savings in four communities

November 12, 2017 - Nunavut

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

Former MP and Nunavut MLA pleads guilty to impaired driving

November 11, 2017 - Iqaluit

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

Affordable food co-operative thriving

November 11, 2017 - Iqaluit

What began in 2014 as an effort by five core volunteers to bring fresh, high-quality and affordable produce to the capital is now a newly incorporated community cooperative with several projects on the go. Read More

Pitsiulak’s last act

November 11, 2017

For some time, we’ve been following the progress of Cape Dorset’s Kenojuak Cultural Centre, which last month held a fundraising auction in Toronto to raise a portion of the $3 million in private funding required to complete the centre.
Read More

ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒃᑎᑕᐅᓂᖅ, ᓄᓇᒥ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᖅᓯᒪᓂᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᕐᓗ

November 7, 2017 - ᓇᐅᔮᑦ

ᒍᕇᑦ 9-ᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦ ᑑᒑᓕᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᖓᓂ ᐊᖏᔪᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒋᓂᐊᖅᑕᒥᓄᑦ ᑎᑭᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᒪᕐᕈᐃᖅᑕᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒥ ᓄᓇᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᖅᑎᑕᐅᕙᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᐃᓕᐅᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒡᓗ ᐊᒃᑐᐱᕆ 27-ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓇᐅᔮᓂ. Read More

ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᒃ

November 7, 2017 - ᓇᐅᔮᑦ

ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᖅᓴᐅᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᑭᑐᑎᒋᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓗᓂ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᐃᓚᐅᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐱᔅᓂᔅᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕈᑎᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑑᒑᓕᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᖓᓂ ᓇᐅᔮᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ. Read More

ᓵᑯᖅᑎᑦ ᐃᓕᑕᕆᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ

November 7, 2017 - ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ

ᓇᓗᓇᖏᑦᓯᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐹᓪ ᓱᕈᓱ ᑮᓇᖓ ᓴᕆᒪᓱᒃᑐᖅ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓕᕌᖓᒥ ᖃᓄᖅ ᓄᑕᖃᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᖅᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑐᖔᓂ 12 ᐅᑭᐅᓕᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᐃᑦ Rankin Wolves ᓵᑯᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐱᓐᖑᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒥᓐᖑᖅᓯᕐᕕᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᓪᓗ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒥ ᐃᓕᑕᕆᔭᐅᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ. Read More

Jon Lindell Memorial Calm Air Cup takes place January

November 7, 2017 - Arviat

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.

ᒦᓐ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᖓ

November 7, 2017 - ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ

ᔮᓐ ᒦᓐ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᖓᓂ/ᑎᑭᕋᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥᓗ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᕐᔪᐊᑦᓯᐊᖅᖢᓂ, 408-ᓄᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᔪᐊᔾ ᑯᒃᓱᒃ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᑉᓗᓂ 115-ᓄᑦ. Read More

In Iqaluit upset, Lightstone wins over deputy premier

November 7, 2017 - Iqaluit

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

Rankin sweep

November 7, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

It was a sweep for the host community when the V-Team captured the Laura Gauthier Memorial (LGM) Tournament female crown and Hang’n’Bang took the men’s title in Rankin Inlet on Oct. 27. Read More