Nov. 18 was a big day for a couple of young wrestlers from Cambridge Bay but for a different reason than they thought it would be. Read More
His images of a dying polar bear – seen by millions around the world – became the emblem of the dire consequences of climate warming, and though that wasn’t his intent, Paul Nicklen is happy his work is causing a stir. Read More
Iqaluit RCMP is on the lookout for a dark-coloured pick-up truck and its driver which struck a five-year-old boy Nov. 18.
The boy was playing hockey in a parking lot in a 500-block apartment building at about 7 p.m. when he slipped and was subsequently hit by the truck. Read More
What’s in a name?
Every once in a while, society is asked to examine the use of racially-charged sports team names, such as baseball’s Cleveland Indians, the NFL’s Washington Redskins, and the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos, the latter having the most relevance to Nunavummiut. Read More
Youth in the Kivalliq know about caribou management, and are proud to share that knowledge.
Thirty-seven students responded to the Beverly and Qamanirjuaq Caribou Management Board’s poster and essay contest. Entries were to deal with one of three themes: respectful caribou harvest, the importance of harvest reporting, or cumulative effects. Read More
An entrepreneurial interpreter/translator is aiming to rebuild a professional society for those who work in the field. Read More
South Baffin’s Jimmy Manning documents his surroundings through words and photos, earns “Unsung Hero” medalNovember 22, 2017
Jimmy Manning is documenting everyday life. Read More
The 22 MLAs of Nunavut’s 5th legislative assembly elected seven cabinet ministers Nov. 17, and today Premier Paul Quassa assigned them portfolios.
Nunavut-based Sarliaq Aviation — in partnership with Quebec transporter Nolinor Aviation — has signed a 10-year deal with Agnico Eagle Mines to provide air transportation for employees and cargo from Montreal and Abitibi-Temiscamingue to the company’s Kivalliq mining projects. Read More
Baker Lake MLA Simeon Mikkungwak is openly optimistic about the possibilities awaiting the Government of Nunavut (GN) over the next four years.
Mikkungwak, one of three Kivalliq MLAs re-elected during the October election, decided it was time to get involved in territorial politics after being involved at the municipal level for a number of years and hearing the local elders talk about wanting to have an approachable MLA in Baker Lake. Read More
A fox caught in Baker Lake has tested positive for rabies, according to the territorial Department of Health, which issued a news release on Nov. 16.
The GN warned residents earlier this month that fox sightings had been increasing in several communities. 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