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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

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

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

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

Viewing Inuit heritage in Denmark

January 25, 2018 - Copenhagen

The Kitikmeot Heritage Society arranged for a couple of Cambridge Bay elders to fly to the Danish capital of Copenhagen for three weeks to see the Inuit collection at the National Museum of Denmark in December. Read More

Hockey camp in finals for prize

December 19, 2017 - Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet

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.

Burgeoning businesses in the Kitikmeot

November 18, 2017 - Cambridge Bay/Kugluktuk

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

Tiny and mighty, with a dream

October 5, 2017 - Iqaluit

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

Dedicated housing for NS students

February 9, 2018 - Nunavut

Nunavut Sivuniksavut (NS) has much to celebrate thanks to the dedication of several generous contributors, as the post-secondary institution now has three of its own residences ready for students for the next school term.

“It was huge,” said Nunavut Sivuniksavut coordinator Morley Hanson about the announcement Feb. 2. Read More

Canadian North looks to the future with Fetchable

February 17, 2018 - Nunavut

After Arctic Co-operatives Ltd. ditched Canadian North for First Air last year, the airline had to go back to the drawing board, and they came up with an internet-based service called Fetchable.

“We have available space on our aircraft and we’re looking for ways to fill it,” said Canadian North president Steve Hankirk. Read More