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.
It may be hard to believe with how popular soccer is in the Kivalliq, but when Paul Stroeder of Rankin Inlet steps onto the floor in Hay River this coming month he will become the first soccer referee from Nunavut to officiate at the Arctic Winter Games (AWG). Read More
The more I watch the all-too-real drama play out concerning the caribou herds, the more I get freaked out by the similarities with the collapse of the East Coast cod fishery that changed my life, and thousand of others, on the East Coast forever. Read More
Fossil fuels are costing the Government of Nunavut more than $60 million per year in subsidies, according to conservation group WWF Canada, and there is no “hard evidence” that the GN is serious about renewable energy. Read More
Arctic UAV, a made-in-Nunavut aerial imaging provider, is hoping to train more people to fly drones in communities across the territory thanks to a partnership with C-Astral and the Arctic Perspective Initiative (API). Read More
Every second year, Northern businesses showcase their products and services at the Northern Lights Trade Show in Ottawa. Read More
The Hamlet of Igloolik is trying to put more money in artists’ pockets from the sales of their creations. A new program will result in the hamlet paying artists up front for their artwork and then selling their wares in the southern market. Read More
The Department of Education is following a consultant’s recommendation to partner with existing southern universities rather than pursue a university in Nunavut. Read More
ᓄᓇᓕᓕᒫᑦ ᐳᕙᒃᓗᒃᑐᖅᑕᖃᕐᒪᖔᑕ (TB)-ᒥᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᑲᔪᓯᑦᑎᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓱᒃᑲᓕᓪᓗᓂᓗ, ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐃᓗᐊᖅᓴᐃᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓ ᑭᒻ ᐲᑯ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᔮᓐᓄᐊᕆ 8-ᒥ. ᑕᒃᑯᐊ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᓯᑕᓂᒃ ᐅᓪᓗᓂᒃ ᑎᑭᓯᒪᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᕿᓚᓈᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ 7-ᓂᒃ ᖁᓕᓄᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᐊᕋᓱᒋᓪᓗᑎᒃ, $1-ᒥᓕᐊᓐᑖᓚᒥᒃ ᐊᑭᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕆᔭᖓᑦ ᐃᓗᐊᖅᓴᐃᔩᑦ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑦᑎᓇᓱᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐳᕙᒃᓗᒃᑐᖃᐅᖃᑦᑕᓕᕐᒪᑦ ᕼᐊᒪᓚᖓᓂ. Read More
Nunavut Sivuniksavut (NS) has much to celebrate thanks to the dedication of several generous contributors, as the post-secondary institution now has three of its own residences ready for students for the next school term.
“It was huge,” said Nunavut Sivuniksavut coordinator Morley Hanson about the announcement Feb. 2. Read More
Community-wide tuberculosis (TB) testing in Qikiqtarjuaq is running smoothly and faster than expected, Nunavut’s chief medical officer Kim Barker said Jan. 8. The comments came on the fourth day of what was originally estimated to be a seven- to 10-week, $1 million medical effort to battle an outbreak in the hamlet. Read More
A series of hockey camps were held in Arviat on Jan. 29 for various age groups in the community’s minor hockey program. Read More
The nominations for the 2018 Juno Awards are out, and Nunavut performers have made a splash across genres.
All the hard work they’ve dedicated to their musical and cultural passions means being nominated for Juno Awards is all the sweeter, say Nancy Mike and Kelly Fraser. Read More
Police have charged a 29-year-old man accused of brandishing an axe and banging on doors in the 300 block in Iqaluit early Feb. 6.
The RCMP arrived in the area and witnessed a man with the axe. Police say they advised the man that he was under arrest. The accused allegedly walked toward the police waving the axe, ignoring the officer’s direction to drop it, stated Cpl. Henry Coman in a news release. Read More
Haomik Joy lost her parents when she was only six years old, but she remained surrounded by caring people. She has since become the caring person who brings comfort to others. Read More
Kivalliq was a big winner at the Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) awards ceremony in Ottawa on Jan. 31.
The Glen Brocklebank-led team behind the Qajaq program in Chesterfield Inlet received a whopping $140,000 to go towards their program, while, as predicted in the Jan. 31 edition of Kivalliq News, the David Clark-led Rankin Rock Hockey Camp received $80,000. Read More
Rebecca Hainnu, principal of Clyde River’s Quluaq School , has been recognized by The Learning Partnership as one of 40 exceptional educators in Canada.
The national organization announced Canada’s Outstanding Principals of 2018 on January 31. Read More
ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᖃᑦᑕᓕᕐᒪᑕ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᐅᔨᔭᐅᓕᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᑕ ᑭᓱᓕᒫᑦ ᐱᐅᔪᓐᓃᕈᓐᓇᕐᒪᑕ ᐱᐅᔪᓐᓃᕋᓗᐊᕋᒥᒃ ᓱᓕᒃᑲᓐᓂᕆᐊᓪᓚᒃ ᐱᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᓐᓇᕐᒪᑕ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᑕᕝᕙ ᒫᓐᓇ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᒋᓇᓱᐊᖅᑕᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑕᐅᓕᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᓲᖑᓂᕐᕕᐅᓪᓗᑕ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖁᑎᕗᑦ ᐱᐅᒋᔭᐅᔪᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᒪᓕᑐᐃᓐᓇᓕᕐᒪᑕ. ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔪᓐᓃᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ ᐊᖏᖅᑎᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᓕᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᓯᒥᓄᑦ ᐱᐅᖏᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᐋᕿᒃᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᒪᓕᓕᖅᖢᑎᒃ. Read More