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A storm that tore through south Baffin Island Thursday night wreaked havoc on roofing and power infrastructure. Avery Zingel/NNSL photo.

High winds batter South Baffin

Destructive winds hit Baffin Island on Oct. 4, sending sheet metal roofing flying into power infrastructure and causing outages across Iqaluit and Cape Dorset. Qulliq Energy Corp worked to restore power and sent line crews...
Despite repeated attempts by the Government of Nunavut to assess the tax value of the Mary River Project, a September court judgment has nullified its 2016 notice of assessment. NNSL file photo.

Court voids tax assessment on Mary River Project lands

A court ruled that the Government of Nunavut failed to properly notify the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and its lessee Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. that the Mary River Project lands were open to tax...
An Inuit camp in Fullerton Harbour in October of 1903 as captured by the Moodies. Photo courtesy of Glenbow Museum.

Historical images touring North to gather stories

After decades stored away in an Alberta ranch, historical images captured by photographer Geraldine Moodie in the Qatiktalik region between 1903 and 1909 are touring the North. Calgary's Glenbow Museum is visiting communities so that...
Brian Tagalik and Pitsiulaaq Ashoona pitched a tent outside of the Nunavut legislative assembly to bring light to their chronic, invisible homelessness. Avery Zingel/NNSL photo.

Iqaluit couple pitches tent in protest of invisible homelessness

After four years without a home, Brian Tagalik and Pitsiulaaq Ashoona pitched their tent outside of the Nunavut legislative assembly to bring awareness to invisible homelessness in Iqaluit. "It will give the public outcry that...
Some of the Auyuittuq National Park Place Names Project team members gathered in Qikiqtarjuaq, November 2016. Back row, left to right: Maria Quqsuut, Maryse Mahy, Karen Routledge, Davidee Kooneeliusie, Billy Etooangat, Moe Nowdlak. Middle row left to right: Martha Newkingnak, Meeka Newkingnak, Jukie Nookiguak, Manasa Evic, Levi Nutaralak, Kathy Kuniliusie. Front three, from left to right: Madeleine Qumuatuq, Markosie Audlakiak, Loasie Alikatuktuk. Photo courtesy of Pasha Kooneeliusie.

Auyuittuq National Park map to bear Inuktitut place names

The newest map of Auyuittuq National Park will have Inuktitut place names after years of consolidating local knowledge and consulting historical records. The Inuktitut place names map started its work in 2014, holding workshops with...
Howie Miller, one of Canada's few Indigenous professional comedians, will perform at Iqaluit's comedy festival this October. Photo courtesy of Crackup Comedy.

Crackup Comedy brings festival to Iqaluit

Iqaluit will be home to the first ever First Air Arctic Comedy Festival, with all its proceeds in support of the Kamatsiaqtut Help Line. The festival, which runs from Oct. 11 to 14, is opening...
The shipbuilders at Halifax Shipyard successfully transitioned Canada's lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, from land-level onto a submersible barge for the vessels planned launch September 15. Photo courtesy of Irving Shipbuilding.

Navy patrol vessel could touch Arctic waters by 2020

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) saw its newest Arctic patrol ship touch saltwater for the first time this month and could be deployed to the Arctic as early as 2020, say navy officials. Irving Shipbuilding...

Pangnirtung hamlet shares Northern challenges with Governor General

Gov.-Gen. Julie Payette visited Pangnirtung Aug. 30 to Sept. 1 to meet with community members about challenges and realities facing Nunavummiut. Payette's three-day visit focused on Arctic research and Indigenous knowledge. During her visit, Payette joined...

Government of Nunavut announces fall education consultations

The Government of Nunavut will consult all communities this fall on proposed changes to education and language laws and the role of district education authorities. The Coalition of Nunavut DEAs (CNDEA), representing regional education authorities...

AROUND THE NORTH: Looee Arreak announces six Nunavut tour dates

Kimmirut residents take Polar Bear Dip Participants enjoyed chili, soup, bannock and hot beverages after the event at the Community Hall. Simata Akavak (centre in floater suit) jumped from the heel into the water to mark...

“Sudden death” at Apex shelter confirmed by RCMP

A woman died at the Qimaavik Women’s Shelter last week, said Nunavut RCMP in an email to Nunavut News. “The sudden death is being investigated by the office of the Nunavut Chief Coroner's office,” wrote...

Northern media pioneer remembered

Friends, colleagues and family members are paying tribute to a northern media giant this week. Jack “Sig” Sigvaldason, founder and president of Northern News Services, died in Ottawa Aug. 9 after a brief illness. He...

Adventurer takes on solo expedition to Baker Lake

At the age of 73, the man known for Antarctic traverses and dog sledding from Russia to Canada has just embarked on a 1,600 km solo-trek from Black Lake in Saskatchewan to Baker Lake,...