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Casey Lessard

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Casey has worked in journalism for more than 20 years, and with Nunavut News since 2011. His work has taken him across the North: to every community in Nunavut's Qikiqtani and Kivalliq regions; to Yellowknife, NWT; to Whitehorse, Yukon, for the 2012 Arctic Winter Games; and to Fairbanks, Alaska, for the 2014 Arctic Winter Games. Casey is the two-time recipient of Canada's top national award for community newspaper reporting, most recently in 2015 for his work covering Iqaluit's dump fire. He was the project developer for NNSL's 2016 Arctic Winter Games website and app, which won regional honours for best online project. His editorial criticizing the GN's approach to bilingual education was named best in Canada in 2018.

February 19 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Lars Nielsen Qaqqaq Baker Lake I went caribou hunting west of Baker Lake in November with Susan Toolooktook. It was a warm day with flurries. We saw fresh wolf tracks and drove over a few...

February 12 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Nazie Darehshoripour Rankin Inlet Here's my son Thornton Kaludjak with his first aiviq (walrus) at age six, two years ago in July. ᓈᔨ ᑎᐅᕆᓱᕆᐴᕐ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᖅ ᐅᓇ ᐃᕐᓂᕋ ᑐᐊᑕᓐ ᖃᓗᔾᔭᖅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥᒃ ᐊᐃᕕᕆᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ 6-ᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ, ᐊᕐᕌᓂ ᐅᖓᑖᓂ ᔪᓚᐃᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ.               Aliisa Uvinik Autut Arviat Joan...

February 5 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Sasha Hickes Baker Lake Here's my son, who has been away for hockey, now into his fourth year. He goes out hunting when he comes back home. I took him out hunting to catch his...

January 29 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Kennedy Sigurdson Rankin Inlet "We didn’t know the seal was pregnant. Caught on Oct. 28, 2017. "When my dad went polar bear hunting they only saw and female and a cub so they left them and...

January 22 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Kyra Tanuyak Chesterfield Inlet "This is my daughter Katelyn Panimiran Tanuyak. She loves to go out hunting, and she caught her first umingmak in summer 2017 near Chesterfield Inlet." ᑲᐃᕋ ᑕᓄᔭᖅ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒑᕐᔪᖕᒥᐅᖅ “ᐅᓇ ᐸᓂᒐ ᑮᑦᓕᓐ ᐸᓂᒥᕋᖅ ᑕᓄᔭᖅ. ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒋᐊᒃᓴᖅ...

January 15 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Lindsay Kidlapik Arviat "Peyton Nicole, age 5. Enjoying the nice weather on May 14, 2017 while ice fishing. She was very excited to camp out on the land in a tent for the first time...

January 8 – On-the-Land Contest

Winner: Chelsea Tatty Rankin Inlet My panik Haley Tatty playing in the sand while tuktu migrate in the background. This picture was taken in mid-July 2017. ᓯᐊᓪᓯ ᑖᑎ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐸᓂᒐ ᕼᐃᓕ ᑖᑎ ᑐᐊᐸᖕᒥ ᐱᖑᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᑐᓄᐊᓂ ᑖᕙ ᑐᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ...

Nunavut Election 2017 – Mikkungwak staves off Kabloona in Baker Lake

Due to brief confusion on the Elections Nunavut website, Simeon Mikkungwak initially thought he lost his Baker Lake seat to Karen Kabloona, but he held off her charge by a 389-280 count. "What's going on?"...

Who’s running where? Your guide to the territorial election, by riding

  Qikiqtaaluk Aggu (Iglulik) Candidates: Richard Amarualik Paul A. Quassa (incumbent) Jerome Sheaves Matt Teed Eligible voters: 485 2013 election: Paul Quassa 43.4 per cent John Illupalik 37.6 per cent Voter turnout in 2013: 49.4 per cent Did You Know? So...