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.
Residents of Cambridge Bay and Resolute can expect to see a major influx of military personnel in and around their communities as Operation Nunalivut is held from Feb. 23 to March 21. Read More
ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᓴᓇᕕᓕᐊᖑᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᑐᓂᐅᓯᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓕᑕᕆᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖏᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᐅᓯᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᑲᑎᓱᒋᑦ $2.4-ᒥᓕᐊᓐᑖᓚᓂᒃ 8-ᓄᑦ ᓴᓇᕕᖃᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐊᒡᒍᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᕿᓚᓇᕆᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑐᓂᐅᓯᐊᖅᑐᑦ Arctic Inspiration Prize ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᔮᓐᓄᐊᕆ 31-ᒥ ᐋᑐᕚᒥ. Read More
Three Nunavut projects received recognition and funding from a total of $2.4 million that went to eight teams across the North at the Arctic Inspiration Prize ceremony Jan. 31 in Ottawa.
“We’re super-excited,” said Chesterfield Inlet’s Glen Brocklebank, who has been running a qajaq program with Victor Sammurtok School students for years. Read More
With rights come responsibilities – this is one bit of notable information youth in the territory are learning thanks to a workshop tour of schools by Representative for Children and Youth staff.
Most importantly, they’re learning they have rights. Read More
The federal government is pushing a new approach to child welfare by emphasizing prevention and early intervention instead of social workers seizing children from troubled homes, but the funding to accompany those changes has yet to be committed. Read More
For the second time since its beginnings in the late 1980s, a Nunavut student is up for a Loran Award, a post-secondary education package worth $100,000 over four years.
Director of programs and operation for the Loran Scholars Foundation Heather Spratt said the foundation would like to see more applicants from Nunavut. Read More
Maata Jaw has made an uncommon transition from childcare to economic development officer. Eager and ambitious, Jaw dropped off her resume at the Cape Dorset hamlet office, among many other places, last year. Read More
Jaypetee Audlakiak is a newcomer to politics, and he once was a newcomer to Hall Beach, but he says he knows what the community needs. Read More
I, for one, am rolling the dice and risking bad luck by starting to celebrate early my belief that the Rankin Rock Hockey Camp will be announced as the winner of the Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) for the Youth category this evening, Jan. 31, in Ottawa. Read More
Around the time Richard Paton moved from a position at Nunavut Arctic College to taking on the duties of newly-elected Premier Paul Quassa’s executive assistant in late 2017, he felt something was going terribly wrong with his health. Read More
A Rankin Inlet man is behind bars after being accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend and hitting a police officer with his snowmobile.
ᔨᕆᒪᐃᔭ ᒪᓂᔪᒌᓇ 9-ᓂᒃ ᓱᓕ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᖃᖅᖢᓂ, ᐃᓕᓴᓕᕇᖅᑐᖅ ᖃᓄᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᓴᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᖃᓄᕐᓗ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖃᕐᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᓴᕈᓐᓇᕈᓂ ᐃᒻᒥᓄᑦ. Read More
Instead of flying Kivalliq residents almost 1,500 km to Winnipeg for many medical appointments, Manitoba’s NDP leader is proposing that Churchill serve more of the Kivalliq’s health needs. Read More
Confronting bleak statistics, minister outlines priorities of new Department of Indigenous Services CanadaJanuary 27, 2018 - Ottawa
If the new federal Department of Indigenous Services Canada succeeds in its mission, the department itself will no longer exist in the coming years and tuberculosis will be eliminated in Nunavut. Read More
Despite several other events taking place around Iqaluit, a crowd of about 175 took in an all-Inuktitut concert at Inuksuk High School Jan. 20.
“Just goes to show the hunger for Inuktitut music,” said The Trade-Offs’ Jeff Maurice, who was in attendance. Read More
Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce (BRCC) chairperson Victor Tootoo says the Northern Lights Conference, held every two years in the south, is an opportunity to educate others about Nunavut.
“One of the politicians from Nunavut was listening to the mayor of Carp (Ont.) on transfers to the North,” Tootoo recalls. Read More
Jeremiah Maniyogina is only nine, but he’s already learning the value of money and figuring out ways to make it.
During a snowstorm in Cambridge Bay earlier this winter, Jeremiah turned to his mom, Suzanne, and shared a lucrative idea. Read More
The petty theft of pop and chips, and some other items, from the Mitiq Co-op in Sanikiluaq Jan 21 will be felt by many in the community.
RCMP Cpl. Henry Coman said the theft took place at approximately 5:30 p.m. on the Sunday evening. Read More
With the Bank of Canada’s decision to increase interest rates earlier this month and the positive forecast for economic growth in the country during the next little while, everything should be pretty much roses these days on the economic front. Read More
Pinnguaq Association founder Ryan Oliver sat on the best news possible for two months before he could spread the joy: the federal government is providing $1.7 million in funding for the non-profit to develop 100 coding lessons and provide them to 15 Nunavut communities. Read More