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Nursing ‘burnout’ leaves health care compromised, says NAM president

Nursing vacancies are causing a strain on existing staff and resulting in a lesser understanding of patient needs, says Madeleine Redfern, president of the Nunavut Association of Municipalities (NAM). There are 119 nursing vacancies out...

Kitikmeot business sprouts from beans

Kaapittiaq Coffee, a product of the Kitikmeot Heritage Society made with beans purchased from Peru, was sampled at a recent community launch celebration. The product will hopefully be on store shelves by the end of...

ᓇᖕᒥᓂᕆᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᓴᖅᑭᑉᐳᖅ ᑕᖅᑑᔭᕐᓂᑦ

ᑳᐱᑦᑎᐊᖅ ᑳᐱ, ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᖅ ᕿᑎᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᐃᑦᑕᕐᓂᓴᓕᕆᔨᓂᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᓴᓇᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᑕᖅᑑᔭᕐᓂ ᓂᐅᕕᖅᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᕉᒥ, ᐆᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᔭᓄᐊᕆ 27-ᒥ. ᓴᓇᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᖕᓂ ᖁᓕᕈᐊᖓᓐᓃᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᒃᓴᐅᕗᑦ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᑉ ᓄᙳᐊᓂ, ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐳᕋᓐᑕᓐ ᒍᕇᐳᓪ, ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᓄᑦ. ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ, ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᐊᒃᓴᓂ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᙳᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᐃᓗᐃᑦᑐᑦ ᑳᐱᒃᓴᐃᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ...

Baffinland Iron Mines opens 800-person camp

As Baffinland Iron Mines gears up to increase production at the Mary River mine, an 800-person camp was officially opened on Wednesday. The increased production -- to six million metric tonnes per year in 2019...

Taxi service returns to Iglulik

Ungalaq Transportation Services has a pickup truck and an SUV on the road to help people in Iglulik get around town and to the airport. The business, which launched on Dec. 31, fills a void...

Iglulik elder cleared in GN investigation into polar bear shootings

An Iglulik elder who shot a mother polar bear and her cub within municipal boundaries in December was justified in killing the animals, a GN investigation has determined. “The Department of Environment, in conjunction and...

Hall Beach airport to get $10 million in improvements

The Government of Canada has announced close to $10 million in funding for runway and lighting improvements at the Hall Beach airport. The money will result in an overhaul of the gravel runway, taxiway...

Pirurvik preschool program reaps $1 million Arctic Inspiration Prize

An innovative made-in-Nunavut preschool program has $1 million to invest in expansion thanks to the Arctic Inspiration Prize.  The Pirurvik Preschool in Pond Inlet, which allows children to express natural curiosity to learn about what...

Lower fares for Kitikmeot Inuit beneficiaries now available through First Air

Kitikmeot Inuit beneficiaries can now book cheaper flights on First Air through ILAK Fares, the airline announced today during the Kitikmeot Trade Show. ILAK Fares were introduced last June in the Qikiqtaaluk and Kivalliq regions...

Iconic rocker Tom Cochrane eager to entertain in Cambridge Bay

Tom Cochrane's illustrious musical career has spanned more than 40 years but headlining the 20th Kitikmeot Trade Show will break new ground for him. Playing in Cambridge Bay will be Cochrane's northernmost performance. He's never...
Lydia Palluannuk tries her hand at bocce on the turf at the Iglulik arena. In the background, from left, are community health representative Lucy Sarpinak, standing, and Sirpaapik Ammaklak, Martha Qattalik, Theo Ikkumaq and Leonie Qrunnut. Jose Quezada photo

ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᙱᑦᑎᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕈᑕᐅᖏᓐᓇᖅᐳᖅ

ᐅᓇᑕᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᑐᕌᖓᔪᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ-ᐃᓗᐊᓂ, ᐊᑯᓂᐅᔪᒃᑯᑦ ᐸᖅᑭᕕᒃᓴᒥ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓇᓱᐊᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒐᓴᓄᑦ. ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᑦᑎᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ. "ᓱᓕ ᕿᒻᒪᑰᕕᒡᔪᐊᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᔪᒃᑯᑦ ᐸᖅᑭᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᔪᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓛᓴᓘᓯ ᐋᕆᐊᖅ, ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᖑᔪᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᖅᑳᖓ. ᓄᓇᕗᑦ 44-ᓂ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᔪᒃᑯᑦ ᐸᖅᑭᔭᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᒡᓕᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᓇᒦᕈᓘᔭᖅᑐᓂ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᐃᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂ ᐸᖅᑭᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᓖᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᐸᒃᑕᖏᑦ...

After-school program aims to make youth healthier

Recreation equipment is scarce in many Nunavut communities, but that's not stopping the Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut (RPAN) from promoting healthy living and physical activity for youth. The newly-introduced Leading the Way program...

Keeping elders healthy is ongoing effort

The battle for a dedicated in-territory, long-term care centre for elders has been waged for years. The Nunavut Seniors Society is firmly in support of the idea. "We're still lagging way behind in terms of our...

ITK issues scathing rejection of federal Indigenous languages bill

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami says a federal languages bill introduced in the House of Commons today fails to protect Inuit rights to speak Inuktut and it won't help revitalize the language. The national Inuit organization also...

ᑕᖅᓴᖃᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᓴᖅᑭᔮᕐᓃᑦ

ᕿᕐᓂᖅᑕᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᐅᐸᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᒥᐊᓕᖅᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᑮᓇᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᕗᑦ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᖅᓴᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓂᑦ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᒥ ᑲᓛᖦᖠᐅᑉ ᓄᓈᓐᓂ ᑮᓇᑉᐸᓕᐅᕐᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔨᒧᑦ ᕕᕕ ᓱᐊᕋᓐᓴᓐᒧᑦ ᔭᓄᐊᕆ 18 ᐊᒻᒪ 25-ᒥ. "ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᐃᓕᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐆᒥᖓ ᐊᔾᔨᐅᙱᑦᑐᒥ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓲᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒋᔭᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐊᔭᐅᕆᓂᕐᒥ ᑭᒡᓕᒋᕙᒃᑕᖏᓐᓂᑦ," ᓯᓚᑦᑐᖅᓴᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᐅᔪᖅ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ...

Going west for Arctic Inspiration

The day of reckoning is drawing near and some huge cash prizes could await a couple of Cambridge Bay projects. A delegation from the community will be travelling to Whitehorse next week for the 7th...

Sanikiluaq votes to remain a ‘dry’ community

Sanikiluaq residents voted 63 per cent in favour of remaining a prohibited community in a plebiscite held Monday, according to the GN Department of Finance. "At this time, the residents of Sanikiluaq have decided that...

Tracking hunters for safety

Brent Puqiqnak is entering the final several months of his two-year term position as a youth research apprentice with Ottawa-based Carleton University. Visitors to the Gjoa Haven Hunters and Trappers Association are likely to see...

Nunavut Hitmakerz wraps up tour in Cape Dorset

A tour stop in Cape Dorset that concluded with a public concert on Sunday marked the 10th community that Nunavut Hitmakerz has visited since 2016.  The Hitmakerz program, which promotes Inuktitut singing and songwriting workshops...

Resolute continues quest for wellness

Resolute Bay has seen its share of hardship and tragedy. To help the community of close to 200 residents along the road to wellness, motivational speakers were brought in Jan. 22 to 27. There was a...
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