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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

Mayor at 24, and ready for the challenge

January 18, 2018 - Kimmirut

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

Nunavut’s first baby gives birth

February 22, 2018 - Mittimatalik/Pond Inlet

Mona Pitseolak celebrated giving birth to her daughter Tapisa just as the rest of the territory was celebrating the birth of Nunavut April 1, 1999.

Mona recalls her daughter’s birth got a lot of attention then, and still does. Read More

AWG team takes the Plate

February 28, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

The Arctic Winter Games (AWG) Team Nunavut midgets nipped Iqaluit 5-3 in a thrilling final to claim the 2018 Polar Bear Plate midget/juvenile championship in front of a packed arena in Rankin Inlet on Feb. 18. Read More

Making plans for the prize

January 29, 2018 - Rankin Inlet

Expectations are running high within the Rankin Inlet hockey community for when the Arctic Inspiration Prize (AIP) is announced for the Youth category this evening, Jan. 31, in Ottawa. Read More

Nunavummiuq actor basks in The Terror

April 3, 2018 - Iqaluit

Iqaluit actor Johnny Issaluk was in a hotel room in Ottawa on March 26 watching the premiere of the television series The Terror, 172 years after Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated ships got trapped in Arctic Ocean ice. Read More

Kugaaruk arena about to get $1 million in upgrades

February 25, 2018 - Kugaaruk

The arena in Kugaaruk is undergoing $1 million worth of work in two phases. The first phase will begin in the coming weeks with improvements to the heating system, the installation of more efficient lighting and patching up the dressing rooms, senior administrative officer John Ivey said. Read More