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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...

December 24 – On-the-Land Contest

WINNER: Norman Koonoo Pond Inlet The Hanseatic cruise ship came into my view as I was taking pictures of the mountains Aug. 7, 2017 in Pond Inlet. ᓵᓚᒃᓴᖅᑐᖅ: ᓄᐊᒪᓐ ᑯᓄ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ Hanseatic ᐳᓚᕋᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᑎᑭᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᑕᓐᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕆᑎᓪᓗᖓ ᖃᖅᑲᓂᑦ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 7, 2017−ᒥ...

IN MY VIEW: Celebration and looking ahead

As we begin the celebration of Christmas, let's look beyond ourselves and consider those who have fallen on hard times: homeless, jobless, loss of close ones and family members. As a songwriter put it,...

Cape Dorset students rewarded for ‘good spirit’

Students at Sam Pudlat School in Cape Dorset were recently recognized at the monthly Stars Assembly for demonstrating the Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit principle of tunnganarniq, which means fostering good spirit by being open, welcoming, and...

IN MY VIEW: Attitude of gratitude

My, how time flies! We are now preparing for man's greatest celebration: Christmas, Christ's birthday. I certainly hope that the Christmas concerts across Nunavut depict the Nativity Scene in earnest. We have all noticed that,...
Former Deh Cho Drum editor Art Milnes, right, convinced George H. Bush to write a fishing column for his newspaper after meeting him at the Yellowknife airport in 1997. The column was published in the Sept. 4 edition. NNSL file photo

FISHING TALE RECALLED – a column by George H.W. Bush

Editor's note: This guest comment by George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States, was obtained by former Deh Cho Drum editor Art Milnes after he learned the former president was passing through...

IN MY VIEW: Our automated existence

In our modern and very technical society, we have automated reminders of where we're at. You press a button on your land-line (telephone) and it will tell you 'no messages'. You go to withdraw some...

IN MY VIEW: The definition of addiction

This is a definition from one of the dictionaries: addiction is a brain disorder characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli despite adverse consequences; a powerful statement describing many. When we look around and see...

IN MY VIEW: Taking matters personally

by Harry Maksagak When someone is referred to as taking matters into their own hand, they may have varying actions or reactions to this behaviour. This is an extreme action in my view. Let's walk through...

NEWS BRIEFS: Kugluktuk voters choose to remove alcohol restrictions

Kugluktuk Existing limitations on alcohol in Kugluktuk will soon be gone. Those in favour of eliminating the community's alcohol education committee and restrictions on liquor had just enough of a majority to be successful, at 60.8...

AROUND NUNAVUT: Young Apex chef wins trip to Ottawa

Apex Aspiring chef River McCluskey, 9, was headed to Ottawa Oct. 21 to celebrate his big win in Kid Food Nation's national recipe contest. McCluskey will represent Nunavut and show off his Baked Arctic Char with...

IN MY VIEW: Tread carefully with nepotism

The word 'nepotism' goes back in history as early as the mid-1400s and the term means 'the practice of favouring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs at the expense of releasing current...