Danny Aaluk remembers sitting in a classroom as a boy, with much of what was being said not registering due to his hearing impairment. He preoccupied himself with what came naturally, drawing wildlife in his notebooks with his pencil. 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
After winning by just nine votes in Cambridge Bay, Jeannie Ehaloak admits that she’s facing anxious days ahead as a mandatory recount takes place due to winning with less than a two per cent margin of victory.
“It’s going to be a long week. I’m not going to lie to you,” said the Cambridge Bay mayor of six years.
Pamela Gross, who earned 250 votes to Ehaloak’s 259, couldn’t immediately be reached for comment. Read More
After being elected to a second term as Aggu MLA by 10 votes, Paul Quassa is prepared to become the territory’s premier.
Kivalliq voters went old school and voted for experience on an election night that saw three of the region’s six incumbents defeated. Read More
ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓚᖓᒍᑦ ᓱᓕ ᐃᒃᐱᒍᓱᖏᓗᐊᕐᒪᑕ. ᐃᒃᐱᒍᓱᑦᓯᐊᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ, ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐊᑭᕋᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᑯᐊᓐ ᐹᑉᔅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᖓᔮᕐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓗᐃᑦ. Read More
There are those among us who don’t think society has reached the apex of oversensitivity yet. I can’t see how we can become any more sensitive when just this past week, the finger of racism was aimed at corn pops and marijuana. Read More