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Elders guide juniors in Kugluktuk

Elders come to Jimmy Hikok Ilihakvik a few times a year for cultural rotations – a series of activities such as square dancing, story-telling, string games, Inuit games, drum dancing, singing and others. Students...

Whooping cough confirmed in Iqaluit

The Department of Health is advising Nunavummiut, especially parents of babies and young children, that there is confirmed whooping cough in Iqaluit. Whooping cough is a disease of the throat and lungs that is spread very...

Bluenose-East caribou population declining

Bluenose-East caribou numbers have declined to the point that it has received a new designation denoting its low population. The change in status came during the Advisory Committee for Cooperation on Wildlife Management meeting Nov....

Cambridge Bay man calls for movement on beer and wine store

From Rick Gillis, Cambridge Bay In the Nov. 4 edition of Nunavut News, there was an item relating to the lack of cannabis outlets in Nunavut. (Iqaluit-Manirajak MLA Adam) Arreak-Lightstone implies the GN Dept. of Finance,...

Check out Kugluktuk’s amazing Halloween costumes

Halloween brought out the community spirit in Kugluktuk. Many students and staff at Jimmy Hikok Ilihakvik dressed up for the occasion.  

A cooperative occasion in Hall Beach

The Arctic Co-op in Hall Beach held its annual general meeting in Hall Beach on Oct. 23. Among the proceedings were the adoption of numerous resolutions, a review of the Co-op's performance over the past...

Grateful for an elders feast

Residents in Kugluktuk have been holding a Thanksgiving feast for elders for 15 years and they did it again this October. The elementary school hosts the event. Teachers and students are central in organizing the...

Ribbon-cutting ceremony held at new Kugaaruk school

Sidone Nirlungayuk did the honours with her sharp ulu as a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Oct. 8 at Arviligruaq Ilinniarvik, Kugaaruk's new school. During an afternoon assembly, teachers who have been in the community over...

TMAC official insists mining company ‘did not pollute’

From Alex Buchan, director of community and external relations for TMAC Resources Inc.: TMAC Resources would like to inform readers of Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (“ECCC”) Oct. 2 press release entitled “Nunavut-based mining company...

Hailing Sanaugavut: art from Kinngait

Sanagavut: Art from Kinngait is a master’s thesis paper and exhibition by me, Nakasuk Alariaq, an Inuk-Finnish graduate student at Western University in London, Ont. The exhibition ran from May 3 to June 16 at...
Paul Pryce is the principal adviser to the Consul General of Japan in Calgary. He frequently writes on Northern policy approaches.

GUEST COMMENT: Charting a course for Nunavut’s offshore fisheries

As Nunavut's current five-year Fisheries Strategy enters its fourth year, it is worth taking stock of Nunavut's emerging offshore fisheries industry and opportunities for further growth. With the decision by Canada's Department of Fisheries and...

Mining North Works ‘demystifies’ the industry

Mining is working for Nunavut, and the proof is in the pudding, as they say. Today we are seeing more and more Nunavummiut finding meaningful jobs in mining. We are seeing Nunavut mining business on...

Elders share lessons from the land

Youth in Gjoa Haven have been invited to the community hall on Saturday afternoons to learn from the elders. Survival skills, cooking, drum dancing and Inuit games are among the topics. The Hamlet of Gjoa...
Map provided in a Nov. 13, 2016 return to oral questions displays the proposed Slave Geological Province Corridor route and caribou habitat. photo courtesy of GNWT

Slave Geological Province road planning, aerial surveys funded $5M

The GNWT and federal government are spending $5.1-million toward aerial surveys of the Slave Geological Province and planning an all-season road from Yellowknife to the Nunavut border. The proposed road would replace winter roads with...

Twenty years of trade show progress

On the 20th anniversary of the Kitikmeot Trade Show, some time was devoted to reflection on how far the event, and the region, has come. The 2019 recipients of the Willy Laserich Memorial Corporate Citizen...
Emma Carpenter (in orange helmet cover) prepares to go into a turn during her heat in the girls 1,500-metre event at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., on Feb. 17. Jerrold Leblanc/Canada Winter Games photo

Still a glimmer of hope for Nunavut speedskaters at Canada Winter Games

Nunavut’s speedskating outfit at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alta., isn’t out of it yet in terms of the 500-metre and 1,500-metre events but they will need a big day on Feb....

IN MY VIEW: Our health and well-being

When we talk about health, we automatically think of our physical state, and that is true but let's not forget about our three other domains that make up our structure. These are the emotional,...

IN MY VIEW: The walk of life

As we walk on life's path, we go through many experiences – whether positive or negative, good or bad. Every one of us lives this. I believe this is where we put the pieces of the...

IN MY VIEW: Driving privileges

For those of us who were fortunate enough to receive a driver's licence, we can now enjoy a drive out to the ocean when the roadways open, or we can join family and friends...