The bear, the image, and climate change

December 16, 2017 - Nunavut

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 boy victim of hit and run

November 25, 2017 - Iqaluit

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

Inuit face off against the Eskimos

November 25, 2017 - Nunavut

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 share caribou management knowledge

November 23, 2017 - Kivalliq

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

Eskimos named in pride, not racism

November 21, 2017 - Kivalliq

If ever there was a prime example of the disconnect between what different people view as important, it’s the revived kerfuffle over the nickname of Edmonton’s Canadian Football League team, the Eskimos. Read More

ᓯᑯᒥᒃ ᓴᓗᒻᒪᖅᓴᐅᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒧᐊᖅᓯᒪᓕᕐᓂᖓ

November 21, 2017 - ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ

ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᓕᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᑖᑦᓯᐊᒥᒃ ᓯᑯᒥᒃ ᓴᓗᒻᒪᖅᓴᐃᒍᑎᒥᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᓯᐊᕐᕆᔮᕐᕕᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓗᐊᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᖅ ᓴᓗᒪᑎᑕᐅᓗᓂ ᓯᑯᖓ 2017-18-ᖑᐊᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᕼᐋᑭᕐᓇᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥ. Read More

Rankin welcomes new Zamboni machine

November 21, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

Rankin Inlet is the proud owner of a brand-new Zamboni machine to keep the ice at Nunavut’s busiest arena in tip-top shape during the 2017-18 hockey season. Read More

Aviation deal struck

November 21, 2017 - Nunavut

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


November 21, 2017 - ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ

ᐅᓇᑕᖅᑐᒃᓴᖑᐊᓛᑦ ᑐᑭᓯᕚᓪᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒡᓗ ᓇᔭᖑᐊᑦ ᑎᖕᒥᓲᒃᑯᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᓂᑳ ᐳᕆᐃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᔫᓕ ᕗᕆᒪᓐ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕆᐊᖅᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᕆᖃᑦᑕᖅᑕᒥᖕᓂᒃ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ. Read More

Lifesavers come to call

November 21, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

A small group of cadets were given a peek into the world of being a medevac nurse when Nicole Poirier and Julie Freeman paid them a visit to discuss their job duties in Rankin Inlet this past week. Read More

Violent week in Kivalliq

November 21, 2017 - Baker Lake/Rankin Inlet

It was a violent week in at least two Kivalliq communities earlier this month.

In Rankin Inlet, a woman was brought to the local health centre with multiple non-life threatening stab wounds on Nov. 10. Read More

Baker MLA focused on ‘unfinished business’

November 21, 2017 - Baker Lake

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 fashionable grand opening

November 21, 2017 - Iqaluit

It was a huge day for Victoria Kakuktinniq, formerly of Rankin Inlet, when she opened her new store in Iqaluit this past week. Read More

GN responds to employee survey

November 19, 2017 - Nunavut

A Government of Nunavut employee survey that showed non-Inuit workers receive more formal training than Inuit workers is not reflective of many new GN initiatives, says a senior bureaucrat. Read More

Alaska family grows fresh greens

November 19, 2017 - Unalaska, Alaska

Qawalangin tribal member Blaine Shaishnikoff grew up in Unalaska, Alaska, where he now runs a hydroponic growing system in two sea cans to supply the community with its locally-grown produce. Read More

Rabies confirmed in Baker Lake

November 19, 2017 - Qamanittuaq/Baker Lake

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

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

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