The Netsilik riding will see incumbent Emiliano Qirngnuq attempt to fend off challenger Joe Tulurialik. Read More
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
The new year is going to bring a wealth of determined job seekers in five Nunavut communities.
Arviat, Baker Lake, Cambridge Bay and Pond Inlet hosted 12-week pre-employment workshops from September into December. In Iqaluit, the program will be complete in March. Read More
The season beginning Rankin Rock Hockey Camp has been named as a finalist for an Arctic Inspiration Prize.
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.
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
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.
After seven days lost on the land during a September hunting trip Bart Hanna-Kappianaq is reassured that he’s cared for dearly. Read More
The Department of Community and Government Services is seeking a contractor to address the growing mould issue in the Cambridge Bay arena and the work isn’t expected to be complete until January or February, if it’s feasible to do at all. Read More
Nov. 18 was a big day for a couple of young wrestlers from Cambridge Bay but for a different reason than they thought it would be. Read More
Miss Iglulik has been crowned.
Angela Amarualik emerged as the judges’ choice among 22 competitors at a pageant to celebrate the new year on Jan. 1. Read More
South Baffin’s Jimmy Manning documents his surroundings through words and photos, earns “Unsung Hero” medalNovember 22, 2017
Jimmy Manning is documenting everyday life. Read More
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
Darren Ihumatak doesn’t hesitate to upgrade his skills when a chance presents itself. Read More
The Hamlet of Kugluktuk is ready to build and staff a 24-bed continuing care centre, if the Department of Health will sign a service agreement to use the facility. Read More
Willie Aglukkaq is grateful to have been rescued after his boat’s motor malfunctioned but he still feels abandoned after the subsequent loss of his equipment. Read More
The Cambridge Bay Childcare Society has been able to make some extra purchases thanks to donations from the Ekaluktutiak Hunters and Trappers Organization and Canada North Outfitting. Read More
Nunavut needs addictions treatment centres and a public education campaign on the effects of marijuana use before Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. approves of cannabis legalization, the president of the land claims organization said. Read More
Pangnirtung will see Harry Dialla, Margaret Nakashuk and Hesakiah Oshutapik challenge incumbernt Johnny Mike at the polls Oct. 30. Mike and Oshutapik did not respond to survey requests by deadline. Read More
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
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
Incumbent Pat Angnakak and Anne Crawford face off in a second territorial election, while newcomer Franco Buscemi comes in to challenge both Read More
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
From: Wayne Langenhan
Earlier this summer, I and my staking partner Carl Williams flew into Rankin Inlet by chopper from Baker Lake. Read More
A preschool program in Pond Inlet that blends Montessori educational methods with Inuit traditional methods has proved so successful it has expanded to Clyde River. Read More