A Rankin Inlet man is behind bars after being accused of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend and hitting a police officer with his snowmobile.
Seven comedians faced off March 11 in Iqaluit for the chance to travel – all expenses paid – to Ottawa to perform at the Alterna Savings Crackup Comedy Festival Finale later this month. Read More
“We have a saying that we read till our eyes bleed,” student Alanna Copland says of the rigours of the Nunavut Law Program. Read More
Instead of flying Kivalliq residents almost 1,500 km to Winnipeg for many medical appointments, Manitoba’s NDP leader is proposing that Churchill serve more of the Kivalliq’s health needs. 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
Ten years after approaching Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. is moving forward on Nanilavut (Let’s find them) by hiring three staff to manage a database. Read More
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
They came, talked shop, celebrated local culture and kicked up their heels together. For the fifth consecutive year, the Kitikmeot Trade Show sold out as 200 delegates descended on Cambridge Bay Feb. 12 to 14. It was the 19th year for the event. Read More
The Netsilik riding will see incumbent Emiliano Qirngnuq attempt to fend off challenger Joe Tulurialik. Read More
Thirty seconds of a conversation with educator Rebecca Hainnu is more than enough time to understand why she is lauded by so many – her energy and will are at once contagious and compelling. Read More
The spirit of sportsmanship that embodies the Arctic Winter Games will be on full display Thursday as six delegations compete under one flag. Read More
Construction is complete ahead of schedule on the $10.2-million Kenojuak Cultural Centre and Print Shop and the keys have been turned over to the Hamlet of Cape Dorset and the West Baffin Eskimo Co-op. Read More
Haomik Joy lost her parents when she was only six years old, but she remained surrounded by caring people. She has since become the caring person who brings comfort to others. Read More
Mental health is a well-known but sensitive issue in Nunavut. Although Kugluktuk has a psychiatric nurse in Alpheus Mansaray, who began working in the community in March 2017, his list of clients wasn’t long upon his arrival. 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 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
Lazarus Qattalik and his Iqippagit bandmates are having a great time jamming and touring the festival circuit, but they also have a charitable side. 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.
Jaypetee Audlakiak is a newcomer to politics, and he once was a newcomer to Hall Beach, but he says he knows what the community needs. Read More
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
There’s more than one way to pass the courses needed to get a Grade 12 diploma. 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.
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
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
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
A plan for in-territory addictions and trauma treatment is in development but whether or not, and how, it moves forward will depend on what elected officials agree will be their mandate for the coming four years. 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
Rio Tinto, the world’s third-largest mining company, made the news earlier this month when it announced it is expanding its fleet of autonomous haul trucks to 100 in a region of Australia. Read More