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
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
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
Momentum is building for Inuit to reclaim artifacts and bring them home.
Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) pledged $5 million toward a planned Nunavut Heritage Centre at its annual general meeting which concluded Oct. 26. Read More
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
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.
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
The pride is all over Paul Stroeder’s face when he talks about how the kids themselves are responsible for the U12 boy’s Rankin Wolves soccer program winning the Recreation and Parks Association’s Community Organization of the Year award this past month in Iqaluit. Read More
Baseball fans across the Kivalliq were treated to a classic World Series between the L.A. Dodgers and the Houston Astros, which wrapped up on Nov. 1.
I predicted, in this very paper on Oct. 4, the Dodgers (National) and Astros (American) would represent their respective leagues in the Series. Unfortunately, I called the Dodgers to win in six games. Read More
John Main captured the seat in the Arviat North/Whale Cove riding in convincing fashion, receiving 408 votes to incumbent George Kuksuk’s 115. Read More
The community of Rankin Inlet will be hosting a futsal camp from Nov. 17 to 19 for the final team selection to represent Nunavut at the Arctic Winter Games.
Hunters in Kugluktuk will now have two weeks after the date of issue to make use of their Bluenose East caribou tags.
The Kugluktuk Hunters and Trappers Organization, at a meeting attended by close to 20 of its members on Nov. 1, voted to adopt the rule to ensure a greater number of members have access to caribou tags. Read More
ᑖᓐᓇ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᕖᔅᐳᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᐱᖅᑯᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᑉ ᐃᓱᓕᕝᕕᐊᓂ ᐅᒃᑑᐸ 31-ᖑᓚᐅᖏᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓇᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓇᓚᐅᑦᑖᕈᑕᐅᓚᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᓱᓕᓚᐅᖅᕐᒪᑕ 16-ᓂ ᑖᒃᑯᓇᓂ 22-ᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᕕᐅᓇᓱᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ. Read More
Voter turnout for the 2017 territorial election fell to 65 per cent, down from 2013’s 70 per cent.
Iqaluit ridings, along with Netsilik, had the lowest turnout – below 60 per cent – while Arviat South and Arviat North-Whale Cove had the highest turnout at 81 and 79 per cent respectively.
“That’s something I don’t have any theories on at this time,” said chief electoral officer Dustin Fredlund. Read More
ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ-ᒪᓂᕋᔭᒃᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᒪᒃᑯᖕᓂᖅᐹᖑᓪᓗᓂ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒃᓴᓂ ᐅᒃᑑᐸ 31-ᒥ – ᐋᑕᒥ ᐋᕆᐊᖅ ᓚᐃᑦᓯᑑᓐ – ᓯᓂᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. Read More
A late August fire in the Kugaaruk fire hall caused an estimated $100,000 worth of damage to the building, according to John Ivey, the community’s senior administrative officer.
“We managed to get power reintroduced to the building and they put some new wires in so we get power back. We don’t have all the necessary panelling and insulation we need,” Ivey said last week. “All the stuff inside got burned, and the walls… the actual structure wasn’t damaged, just the interior. We’re working on that. It’s got heat and power in there now.” Read More
Some Aeroplan members may have noticed that Aeroplan points are no longer being accumulated when they purchase flights through Calm Air.
That doesn’t mean the partnership between Aeroplan and the airline is ending anytime soon, said Monique Chenier, vice-president of marketing with Calm Air. Read More