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The bear, the image, and climate change

December 16, 2017

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

Mayor at 24, and ready for the challenge

January 18, 2018

A trend is emerging in Nunavut: young women in politics.

The community of Kimmirut, with a population of approximately 450, has elected 24-year-old Ningeolaa Killiktee as mayor. She was sworn in Jan. 4 after a December election.

Senior administrative officer Kimberley Young thinks Killiktee may be the youngest mayor in the territory, though executive director of the Nunavut Association of Municipalities Brian Fleming could not confirm. Read More

Hockey camp in finals for prize

December 19, 2017

The season beginning Rankin Rock Hockey Camp has been named as a finalist for an Arctic Inspiration Prize.

Rankin Inlet recreation co-ordinator David Clark is full of hope with the announcement the Rankin Rock Hockey Camp has been named as a finalist for an Arctic Inspiration Prize. NNSL file photo

The Rankin recreation co-ordinator David Clark-led Rankin Rock Hockey Camp finds itself as a finalist in the AIP Youth category, which awards up to $100,000 for up to seven teams.

The winners will be announced Jan. 31, 2018.

Tiny and mighty, with a dream

October 5, 2017

In her second year of the environmental technology program at Nunavut Arctic College, Anu Boucher is a young woman with a dream.

Boucher’s dream is to have her own camp, to get into the tourism industry. Read More

Burgeoning businesses in the Kitikmeot

November 18, 2017

Would you buy a fidget spinner made of caribou antler?

Cambridge Bay’s Thomas Kaohina hopes so. His innovative idea is one of many that have arisen among budding Kitikmeot entrepreneurs who are getting a grounding in how to run a business. Read More

Learning to be healthy and happy in Kugluktuk

November 30, 2017

During National Addictions Awareness Week in November, Moving Forward Together/Hivumut Aulaniq Atauttimut project counsellor Stephanie Fummerton and drug and alcohol counsellor Allison Paré visited Jimmy Hikok Ilihakvik to help students think about how to create a good, healthy life for themselves. Read More

Teaming up through games for youth mental health

November 26, 2017

Almost two years ago this month, the Department of Health put out a call for Nunavut youth to test drive a computer game called SPARX, aimed at improving the mental health of Indigenous Maori youth in New Zealand. Now a similar Inuit-specific game is to be developed in Nunavut. Read More

Iqaluit pool fuel use to drop dramatically

January 16, 2018

The federal government committed Jan. 15 to fund the city’s plan to complete the greening of the Iqaluit Aquatic Centre – reducing heating fuel use by 80 per cent – and expand Qulliq Energy Corp’s district heating system.

“I can’t think of a better milestone for our first anniversary,” said Mayor Madeleine Redfern, noting the pool opened Jan. 26, 2017.

She said the move will save the city money while making it more environmentally responsible. Read More

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December 5, 2017

ᐊᕐᕌᒍᖅ ᐃᓱᓕᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᑲᐅᔪᒥᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᐅᓇᑕᖅᑐᒃᓴᖑᐊᓛᑦ 3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadets Corps (RCACC) ᓇᐅᔮᓂ, ᐊᑦᓯᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᔪᖏᓛᖑᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑐᖏᓕᐊᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᒥ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐊᑦᓯᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓕᖅᓗᑎᒃ. Read More

Baker MLA focused on ‘unfinished business’

November 21, 2017

Baker Lake MLA Simeon Mikkungwak is openly optimistic about the possibilities awaiting the Government of Nunavut (GN) over the next four years.

Mikkungwak, one of three Kivalliq MLAs re-elected during the October election, decided it was time to get involved in territorial politics after being involved at the municipal level for a number of years and hearing the local elders talk about wanting to have an approachable MLA in Baker Lake. Read More