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

Master of culture

October 24, 2017 - Naujaat

It can be quite amazing the impact one person can sometimes have on a program.

Tuugaalik High School – and the high school grades offered when Tusarvik School was the only school in Naujaat – has a growing reputation for its cultural programming. Principal Aubrey Bolt gives one teacher a great deal of credit for the school’s ability to maintain that reputation. Read More

ᕼᐋᑭᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑎᒍᑎᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᕕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ 200-ᑲᓴᖕᓄ ᓄᑕᖃᓄᑦ

October 24, 2017 - ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ

ᓯᑕᒪᖓᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᖅᓯᐅᑎᒥ ᕼᐋᑭᕐᓇᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᓕᕐᒥᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑎᓂᖅ ᑲᔪᓯᑦᓯᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ, 180 ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᕼᐋᑭᖅᑎᐊᓛᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖁᓕᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᐅᖏᑦᑐᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ. Read More

Hockey exchange a hit

October 24, 2017 - Rankin Inlet/Toronto

Friendships were struck, cultures exchanged and memories made as players from Rankin Inlet travelled to Etobicoke, Ont., near Toronto for the first leg of the Northern Exchange program with players from the Mimico Canadiens Hockey Association. Read More

ᓯᓚᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᐃᓄᒋᐊᒃᓯᕗᖅ ᑕᐅᓂ ᐱᑕᖃᖏᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᑎ

October 23, 2017 - Kivalliq

ᐊᕐᕌᒍᖅ 2017 ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖅᓯᒪᓕᐊᓂᒃᐳᖅ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᑐᓴᕐᓂᕈᓱᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᓂᖓ Chuck Berry, Gregg Allman ᐊᒻᒪ Butch Tracks ᑖᒃᑯᓇᓂ ᐃᓐᖏᖅᑎ Allman Brothers Band, Black Sabbath’s Geoff Nichols ᐊᒻᒪ Chris Cornell ᑕᐃᑲᓂᒥᐅᑕᖅ Soundgarden, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕆᐊᓪᓚᓚᐅᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᑐᖁᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ Tom Petty ᐊᒻᒪ Gord Downie. Read More

Fit as a fiddle

October 23, 2017 - Rankin Inlet

Good things await those who decide to get off the couch, start working-out and begin living a healthier lifestyle, says fitness aficionado Pujjuut Kusugak of Rankin Inlet. Read More

ᕼᐋᑭᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑭᐴᑎᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᓂᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᐅᑦᓯᐊᖅᑐᖅ

October 23, 2017 - ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᖅ/ᑐᕌᓐᑐ

ᐱᖃᓐᓇᕇᒃᑖᕇᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ, ᐃᓕᖁᓯᒥᖕᓂᒡᓗ ᑭᐴᑎᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᒐᒃᓴᖃᓕᖅᖢᑎᒡᓗ ᐱᓐᖑᐊᖅᑎᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ Etobicoke, Ont.ᒧᑦ ᓴᓂᐊᓂ ᑐᕌᓐᑐᑉ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥᐅᑦ ᑭᐴᑎᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑖᒃᑯᐊᓗ Mimico Canadiens Hockey Association−ᑯᖏᑦ. Read More

Sport awards

October 23, 2017 - Kivalliq

The Kivalliq region took home a cartload of hardware from the annual CLEY Sport and Recreation Division’s annual sports awards ceremony in Iqaluit earlier this month.
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Adlair’s medevac appeal runs out of gas

October 22, 2017 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

Cambridge Bay-based Adlair Aviation botched its 2011 bid for a Kitikmeot medevac contract – which the company had held for the previous 20 years or so – and now must pay the Government of Nunavut’s court costs, a judge has ruled. Taloyoak-based Aqsaqniq Airways Ltd. – a partnership between Aqsaqniq Ltd. and Yellowknife-based Discovery Air subsidiary Air Tindi – won the contract instead. Read More

ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓂᒃ ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓱᒃᑎᑦᓯᓂᖅ

October 22, 2017 - Cambridge Bay/Hall Beach

ᐊᔾᔨᒌᖏᑦᑐᑦ ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓂᖁᓇᖏᑦᑐᓪᓗ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᓕᕆᕗᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᓯᐊᒥ ᓴᓂᕋᔭᖕᒥᓗ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕆᓪᓗᑎᒃ. Read More

Giving the kids a scare

October 22, 2017 - Cambridge Bay/Hall Beach

Ghosts and ghouls will soon be making the rounds across Nunavut and the spirits have possessed residents of Cambridge Bay and Hall Beach. Read More

ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᒐᖃᖅᑐᒧᑦ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᒪᑦ ᕼᐊᒪᓚᖓᓂ ᐊᑭᓖᔪᓐᓇᑐᐊᖅᐸᑦ

October 22, 2017 - Nunavut

ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᒥᐅᑦ ᕼᐊᒪᓚᖓᑦ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐱᔨᑦᓯᕋᕈᑎᓂᒃ ᓴᓇᓂᐊᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᑕᖅᑭᑐᐃᓐᓇᖏᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᒐᕙᒪᖓᓂ ᐊᑐᐊᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎᓂᒃᓗ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᓕᕈᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ ᓴᓇᔭᐅᔪᒪᔪᓄᑦ ᑕᒫᓂ ᒪᓕᒐᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᐊᖅᓯᒋᐊᓕᖕᓄᑦ ᑕᒫᓂᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᒋᐊᓖᑦ ᐅᓄᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑎᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᓕᑉᒪᑕ ᕼᐊᒪᓚᖓᓄᑦ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓱᓕ. Read More

Hello? Can you hear me?

October 22, 2017 - Ikaluktutiak/Cambridge Bay

Many recent long-distance calls to and from Cambridge Bay have involved some degree of crackling and sometimes the line temporarily cuts out.

The problem has persisted for almost a month, varying between a nuisance and an obstacle to getting work done. Read More

Modular classrooms almost ready

October 22, 2017 - Kugaaruk

Six modular classrooms for Kugaaruk students are expected to be turned over to the Government of Nunavut this week. The modular units, which can each hold up to 22 students, arrived during sealift in late August and a contractor has been preparing them for use. Read More

10,000 hours leads to success

October 21, 2017 - Meadowbank/Arviat

Once a student support assistant, Gabriel Ulayok, on the urging of his brother and a friend, signed up at Meadowbank Gold Mine as a haul truck driver in 2012. Read More

Private partners good for hamlets with resources

October 21, 2017 - Nunavut

The Hamlet of Kugluktuk is looking to take matters into its own hands, as government policies and timelines have left the hamlet waiting too long for a facility that allows residents to remain in the hamlet for care.

Legislation bars the hamlet from owning and operating its own facilities but a creative private partnership arrangement – where the hamlet gets the backing but a private company owns and operates the facility – seems a promising solution. Read More

Baffinland sets Canadian Arctic shipping record

October 21, 2017 - Nunavut

Baffinland Iron Mines shipped 4.1 million tonnes of iron ore from Baffin Island to markets overseas between Aug. 2 and Oct. 17, the company announced on Oct. 18. Baffinland proclaimed that 56 Panamax cargo vessels, carrying an average of 72,600 tonnes of iron ore apiece over 75 days of open-water season, “marked the largest shipping program by volume ever executed in the Canadian High Arctic.”

No health and safety or environmental incidents occurred during transport, according to Baffinland. Read More

Best of the best in sport honoured

October 20, 2017 - Iqaluit

There are plenty of people who do good work in the field of recreation, and some were recognized in Iqaluit earlier this month at the 2017 Recreation and Sport Awards Gala. A total of 10 awards were handed out along with some special mentions to volunteers in various sports. Read More

Tanya Tagaq documentary on the way

October 20, 2017 - Toronto

Cambridge Bay musical artist and activist Tanya Tagaq will be featured in a National Film Board documentary titled Throat, due for release in winter 2019.

The film will explore Tagaq’s creative talent and political stances while delivering “a 360-degree sound mix that will whirl around the audience like an immersive cyclone,” according to the National Film Board. Read More

Quttiktuq – Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

October 20, 2017 - Arctic Bay/Grise Fiord/Resolute

It’s a crowded field in Quttiktuq with nine candidates on the ballot: Mishak Allurut, David Akeeagok, Kataisee Attagutsiak, Leo Eecherk, Gary Kalluk, Mavis Manik, incumbent Isaac Shooyook, Andrew Kuunak Taqtu and Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley. Eecherk and Manik did not turn in candidate profiles.  Read More

Amittuq – Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profile

October 20, 2017 - Hall Beach/Iglulik

Seven candidates are seeking election in Amittuq: Solomon Angugasak Allurut, Paul Haulli, Jason Ikeperiar, Erasmus Ivvalu, Joelie Kaernerk, Reena Akumalik Irqittuq and incumbent George Quviq Qulaut. Ivvalu and Qulaut did not submit profiles.  Read More

ᐅᖅᓱᐊᓗᒃᑐᖏᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᐅᒃᑳᓕᐅᕈᑎᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ

October 19, 2017 - ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ

ᓯᓚᑦᓯᐊᖑᖃᑦᑕᖏᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᑎᒪᔭᖅᑐᖃᑕᐅᓂᖅ ᐃᖢᐊᖏᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒥ ᑕᒡᕙᓂ ᐊᑐᖅᑐᒥ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᒪᐃᔭᐃᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᓂᖓᓂ, ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᒪᐃᔭ ᐹᑉ ᓕᓄᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᑦᓯᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᖓᑕ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑎᒋᓂᐊᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ. Read More

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