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Derek Neary

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Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North, NWT & Nunavut Mining, Construction and Degrees of Success. Derek's passion lies in human interest stories and he's indebted to those who share their struggles and triumphs. He has won more than a dozen journalism awards and has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of King's College.

Police believe human remains found outside of Iqaluit are those of missing 18 year...

Hunters alerted Iqaluit RCMP on Saturday afternoon to what they believed to be human remains. The hunters took the police to the site at the northern end of a lake approximately 1.5 km from the...

Johnny Reid gains more fans in Cambridge Bay

Performer Johnny Reid left a lasting impression and captured some hearts during his concerts in Cambridge Bay on Feb. 9 and 10. Singing sensation Johnny Reid takes a seat inside an artificial iglu located in...

Health department issues advisory over stomach illness and diarrhea in Cambridge Bay

A stomach illness is spreading in Cambridge Bay and the Department of Health is advising residents to take precautions to avoid contracting it. A stomach illness is circulating in Cambridge Bay. Pixabay photo Frequent hand washing and...

Iglulik man charged with child pornography offences

A 24-year-old Iglulik man is facing charges related to luring a child, distributing pornography and possessing pornography. The RCMP, including the V Division Specialized Investigative Team, began looking into the matter on Jan. 15. A...

City of Iqaluit suspends trucked services due to cold

Trucked water, sewer and garbage services are suspended due to cold weather, the City of Iqaluit announced on Thursday afternoon. Crews are expected to start early on Friday morning to make up for lost time,...

Taking the pain out of medical travel

The Nunavut Department of Health spent $92.5 million on insured medical travel in 2018-19, an increase of eight per cent from $85.5 million the previous year. Medical travel is sometimes fraught with complications for patients...

Finding the light on your path

It was always cool to me to watch Rankin Inlet’s own Jordin Tootoo play in the NHL, although I was disappointed in the way Detroit treated him during his stay there and, to a...

Judge fines tourism operator $2,300 for violating Nunavut Wildlife Act

Arctic Kingdom must pay a total of $2,300 for four violations of the Nunavut Wildlife Act, Justice Paul Rouleau has ruled. NNSL file photo The tourism operator was found guilty of failing to obtain wildlife observation...

Igah Sanguya has spent 16 years guiding Clyde River residents in achieving well-being

Igah Sanguya wants people to make the best possible choices for their health, and she tries to give them the information they need to do that. As a community health representative (CHR) in Clyde River,...

Nutrition comes at a high cost in Nunavut

If the old adage is true that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, that will cost you $1.50 daily in Taloyoak. “That's brutal,” Mayor Chuck Pizzo-Lyall said of “very expensive” fruit and vegetables...

RCMP arrest Iqaluit man accused of attempted murder

The search is over for a man facing a charge of attempted murder and Iqaluit RCMP are thanking the public for their assistance in the matter. Mosesee Nakashook, 50, was arrested without incident Monday at...

Jaypeetee Audlakiak returns as Hall Beach mayor

Jaypeetee Audlakiak will once again serve as mayor of Hall Beach after leading the hamlet in 2018 and much of 2019. photo courtesy of the Hamlet of Hall Beach Jaypeetee Audlakiak prevailed in a mayoral byelection...

Pauktuutit applauds decision by justice of the peace who condemned arrest of assaulted women...

An organization representing Inuit women is commending a recent court decision by an Iqaluit justice of the peace who chastised the RCMP for arresting two women who had been assaulted but had broken the...

Agnico Eagle commits $5 million to Kivalliq mine training centre and mental health programs

Mining company Agnico Eagle is donating $5 million toward a mine training centre to be built in Rankin Inlet and mental health programs. Agnico Eagle CEO Sean Boyd announced the company is donating $5 million...

GN still working on regulations for retail cannabis stores

Despite the passage of 15 months and a request from the City of Iqaluit to permit a retail cannabis outlet in Nunavut’s capital, the Government of Nunavut is still sorting out relevant regulations. While residents...

Nunavut Literacy Council expands

Ilitaqsiniq (Nunavut Literacy Council) has developed a presence in the Kivalliq and Qikiqtani regions and now it’s gaining a foothold in the Kitikmeot. Ilitaqsiniq (Nunavut Literacy Council) held a ajaaja song and drum dancing day...

Northern Compass claims $1-million Arctic Inspiration Prize

Northern Compass, a program designed to help high school students transition to post-secondary education, was awarded the top gift of $1 million through the Arctic Inspiration Prize in Ottawa on Wednesday night. Northern Compass will...

Crown corporation to help arrange financing for Kivalliq hydro line from Manitoba

*CORRECTION: This version of the story makes clear that the federal government hasn't committed financing but its Crown corporation is assisting in planning and development of the proposed project. Canada Infrastructure Bank, a Crown corporation,...

Justice of the peace slams police for ‘disservice’ to intoxicated women who called for...

An Iqaluit justice of the peace has granted an absolute discharge to a woman who violated the terms of her bail conditions by drinking alcohol because she had contacted the police after allegedly being...

Determined women in Hall Beach set up food bank, soup kitchen

Those in need of meals have more resources in Hall Beach due to the steadfast efforts of four women in the community. Volunteers Katie Brinston Clarke, foreground, and Martha Anguratsiaq load up on supplies for...