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

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.
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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

Learning the financial ropes

November 6, 2017 - Naujaat

A group of students have a better idea of the cost of doing business in the Kivalliq after participating in a business module at Tuugaalik High School in Naujaat this past month. Read More

Soccer program scores major award

November 6, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

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

Darvish meltdown good news for Jays

November 6, 2017 - Kivalliq

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

Fun, land and learning

November 6, 2017 - Naujaat

Grade 9 students at Tuugaalik High School entered their biggest classroom when the class took part in one of their two annual trips out on the land on Oct. 27 in Naujaat. Read More

Territorial Camp

November 6, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

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.

Two-week cap imposed on Kugluktuk caribou tags

November 5, 2017 - Kugluktuk

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

ᐃᒪᐃᓐᓂᐊᕋᓱᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᓇᓚᐅᑦᑖᕈᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᓱᓕᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᒪᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ 16-ᓂ 22-ᓂᒃ ᓂᕈᐊᕋᓱᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ

November 5, 2017 - Nunavut

ᑖᓐᓇ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᕖᔅᐳᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᐱᖅᑯᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᑉ ᐃᓱᓕᕝᕕᐊᓂ ᐅᒃᑑᐸ 31-ᖑᓚᐅᖏᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓇᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓇᓚᐅᑦᑖᕈᑕᐅᓚᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᓱᓕᓚᐅᖅᕐᒪᑕ 16-ᓂ ᑖᒃᑯᓇᓂ 22-ᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᕕᐅᓇᓱᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ. Read More


November 5, 2017 - Nunavut

ᐅᑭᐅᖑᕐᒥᖕᒪᑦ ᖃᒧᑕᐅᔭᐃᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᓕᕆᕗᑦ ᓱᒃᑲᓴᐅᑎᓗᑎᒡᓗ ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᖃᐅᑕᐅᔭᖃᑦᑕᑦ. Read More

MLAs must follow new path

November 5, 2017 - Nunavut

The people have spoken, and they have spoken for change. We’re hoping the new legislative assembly will be able to achieve the changes candidates have identified in their campaign platforms. Read More

ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑏᑦ ᓵᖓᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᑖᓄᑦ

November 4, 2017 - Nunavut

ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᒥᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓯᔩᔪᒪᓂᖏᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᖏᑦᑎᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ. ᕿᓚᓈᕆᔭᖃᕋᑦᑕ ᓄᑖᓂᒃ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᖃᓕᕈᑦᑕ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᒥᓂᒃ ᐋᕿᒋᐊᖅᓯᓂᐊᕐᓂᕋᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑲᔪᓯᑎᑦᑎᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᒐᒃᓴᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᔭᓚᐅᖅᑕᒥᓂᒃ ᐃᒪᐃᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕋᖅᖢᑎᒃ. Read More

Revving through the snow

November 4, 2017 - Nunavut

It’s the time of the year when wide-open throttles are racing through the minds of many snowmobile riders. Read More

Voter turnout drops five percentage points

November 4, 2017 - Nunavut

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

Fire hall under repair

November 3, 2017 - Kugaaruk

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

Calm Air partnership with Aeroplan continues

November 3, 2017 - Nunavut

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

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