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COMMUNITY REPORT: Taloyoak Elder discusses situation in community

Bob Lyall, a respected community member of Taloyoak, is sharing his thoughts on how the community of Taloyoak is handling self-isolation. "The town is actually very quiet, most seem to be following isolation rules except...

COMMUNITY REPORT: Gjoa Haven administration rolls up sleeves to combat Covid-19

Administration in Gjoa Haven has been working hard to inform residents and reiterate the importance of following protocol during this pandemic. "This is a tough time with the Covid-19 and is hard on the communities,...

COMMUNITY REPORT: Kinngait endures social distancing

Everybody seems to be following self-isolation rules in the community of Kinngait, according to Mayor Timoon Toonoo. "There was a bit of confusion, the self-isolation rule coming in from southern Canada started on March 15,"...

COMMUNITY REPORT: Pangnirtung hopes to receive funding for families

All community activities that would encourage gatherings have been shut down in Pangnirtung. The community centre and library are closed. “The atmosphere seems to be fairly calm and settled down,” said Daryl Dibblee, Pangnirtung’s Senior...

COMMUNITY REPORT: Qikiqtarjuaq continues to share and deliver food

The Qikiqtarjuaq community is making a great effort to provide food to those in need while adhering to social distancing. Both the Northern Store and Tulugak Co-op are providing delivery services for elders and...

COMMUNITY REPORT: Kimmirut adheres to government advice

Kimmirut is adhering to the advice of the Department of Health by practicing social distancing and self-isolation. The community is being well informed of all official updates from the government, said John Mabberi-Mudonyi, Kimmirut’s chief...

Life of leisure ahead for Kugluktuk resident

Peter Taktogon is ready for a life of leisure. A residential school survivor, Taktogon has recently retired from the Kugluktuk Housing Association since starting his work there in May, 1972. Taktogon grew up in the...

Pond Inlet firefighters create an outdoor rink for kids

Firefighters in Pond Inlet responded to a different kind of scene on March 21, not putting out a fire but creating an outdoor rink for the kids. With the local arena being closed, kids...

Iqaluit’s food bank remains opens during COVID-19 concerns

Iqaluit’s volunteer run Niqinik Nuatsivik Nunavut Food Bank (NNNFB) is determined to stay open amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers are now preparing food bags to distribute at Qajuqturvik Food Centre while adhering to social...

Ittaq asks public about Clyde River’s research priorities

Ittaq, a Heritage and Research Centre, recently conducted a two-day survey in Clyde River to identify the community’s local research priorities. Kangiqtugaapingmiut were given the opportunity to express what community issues and research projects...

Law students build an iglu

Law students participated in an iglu building workshop in Iqaluit on March 13. Over the past few months, students from Nunavut's Law Program have been learning various survival skills with Polar Outfitting, an adventure...

Dog from Cambridge Bay tests positive for rabies

The Department of Health is informing residents of Cambridge Bay that a dog from the community has tested positive for rabies, according to a March 20 news release. The dog was recently euthanized at the...

Kugluktuk Co-op to make special deliveries

The Kugluktuk Co-op wants is doing their part to flatten the curve and protect those most vulnerable amid COVID-19 concerns. “Starting Thursday March 19 until April 1, for any of our elders over the age...

Parks Canada holds an open house in Qikiqtarjuaq

The Auyuittuq National Park staff hosted an open house event in Qikiqtarjuaq on March 11 as an opportunity for locals to ask questions and learn about different park activities. This included learning about the...

Inuit youth enrol in climate change project

The Our People, Our Climate project has accepted eight Inuit for its pilot online course about climate change in Nunavut. One of the goals of the course is to introduce Inuit youth, 15 to...

Pangnirtung determined to send minor hockey team to tournament

Pangnirtung community members are set on sending their minor hockey team to the Toonik Tyme tournament in Iqaluit. In less than two months, the goal is raise $40,000 in order to cover the flight...

The little drummer boy capturing hearts in Cambridge Bay

Unannuaq Darnell Anablak, pingahunit ukiuqaqtuq Ikaluktuutiarmiutaq aliahuliqtaa qilaut numiringmilu "Atattiangna Stanley Anablak (KIAkut Atania) utirami katimariaqtilluni Alaskami. Numiqtunit qilautituqtunlu aatjiliugamigit Ingutaa qungniaqtitiyumagami taimaa Darnell numiyukhiyuq, numiyuktuq aihimaliraangami tupalihaaqtilluniluuniit, Darnell qilaminnuaq ayuyuiqpaktain ingiutit numingningmilu, Ilungnunaqpiaqpaktuq...

Ice tethered observatory deployed

With the help of locals, scientists have deployed an ice tethered observatory near Qikiqtarjuaq. Scientist Julek Chawarski, from Memorial University of Newfoundland, visited the community to deploy the device last month. It is being used...

Baker Lake byelection date announced

Baker Lake will be holding a byelection to choose their new MLA on April 27 according to a statement issued by the Government of Nunavut. “It’s important that the by-election is held quickly, to ensure...

Ulu workshops for public

Valter Botelho-Resendes, owner of Aaliak Consulting, in collaboration with the Department of Healthy Living in Cambridge Bay put on a workshop that ran from Feb. 17 to 21. This program was open to all who...