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Cambridge Bay women’s crisis shelter closed for summer due to funding shortfall

Already lacking a women's homeless shelter, Cambridge Bay is now without a women's crisis shelter, which has effectively been shut down for the summer due to a shortfall of funds. The amount of money designated...

Top seal derby harvester fetches $8,000 prize

Kyle Anguttitauruq turned in a 42-inch ringed seal and took home the $8,000 top prize in Gjoa Haven's annual Tuvaat Seal Derby held June 14-16. Here are the other winners: second, Paulee Ikkutisluk, $4,000; third,...

Donations pour in to send Kugluktuk kids to day camp

Five children will be able to attend summer day camp due to the generosity of the public and an initiative by Kugluktuk's Andrea Niptanatiak. Niptanatiak started a GoFundMe campaign on June 17. By the next...

Removal of alcohol restrictions brings trouble to Kugluktuk

A greater volume of alcohol is flowing into Kugluktuk and the RCMP has had respond to a growing number of alcohol-related complaints. There were 143 more police files relating to liquor in the first five...

Airline merger reaction: Greater accountability would be welcomed, says Stanley Anablak

Stanley Anablak, president of the Kitikmeot Inuit Association thinks the terms and conditions placed on the merger should bring accountability. "Overall I'm OK with it – with the strict terms and conditions, with no price...

Airline merger reaction: Cautious, watching closely and unwilling to comment on impacts to GN’s...

Cautious and monitoring developments closely is how David Akeeagok, minister of Economic Development and Transportation, described his reaction to the airline merger. He expressed relief over the terms that Transport Canada imposed. "Some of the conditions...

Airline merger reaction: Skepticism over enforcement and wishes for a return of former routes...

Transport Canada apparently listened to what Nunavummiut had to say in approving the merger, Madeleine Redfern, president of the Nunavut Association of Municipalities, said of the conditions the regulatory body put in place. However, she...

Airline merger reaction: Long-term protection for Northerners and hope for Nunavut Inuit as airline...

Hunter Tootoo, Nunavut's Member of Parliament, credited Transport Canada Minister Marc Garneau for imposing airfare and flight route conditions that address concerns expressed by Northerners in regards to the First Air merger with Canadian...

RCMP report sudden death of youth in Cambridge Bay

Residents of Cambridge Bay are reeling from a fatal tragedy involving a young girl. The police responded to what they describe as a "sudden death" just outside the community on Thursday. In a news release issued...

A materially significant donation in Cambridge Bay

Sewers and craftspeople in Cambridge Bay flocked to Kiilinik High School on June 4 to scoop up a portion of 10,000 metres of fabric donated to the community by Canada Goose. The company states...

Federal government approves First Air, Canadian North merger

The proposed merger of First Air and Canadian North has received all necessary regulatory approvals, according to the Inuit-led proponents behind the deal. Transport Canada set the following terms: No price increases for both passenger...

Kugluktuk harvesters train to use electronic tablets to gather data

Modern technology will meet age-old hunting knowledge in Kugluktuk as some local harvesters are being trained to use electronic tablets through the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board's Community-Based Monitoring Network. Harvesters are asked to take an...

GNWT barge company under pressure to produce, says Kitikmeot Chamber president

The GNWT, whose final barge of the season failed to deliver critical supplies to Kugluktuk, Cambridge Bay and Paulatuk last year, has something to prove to the Kitikmeot, says the president of the region's...

Charges laid after Iqaluit man suffers serious head trauma

Iqaluit RCMP have charged a 26-year-old Iqaluit man with aggravated assault, forcible confinement and several other breaches of court conditions after responding to a man who suffered "significant trauma injuries to his head" on...

RCMP investigating two reported robberies in Iqaluit

Police in Iqaluit are looking into two reported robberies that occurred hours apart in Nunavut's capital on Saturday. At approximately 5:30 p.m., a man was allegedly assaulted and had his wallet and cash stolen by...

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ᒥᖅᓱᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓕᕆᔨᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᒥ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑮᓕᓂᒃ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖓᓄᑦ ᔫᓂ 4-ᒥ ᐱᔭᖅᑐᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᓚᖓᓐᓂ 10,000 ᒦᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᖅᑕᓂ ᑐᓂᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓄᑦ Canada Goose-ᑯᓐᓂ. ᑲᒻᐸᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑐᓂᓯᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂ 2 ᒥᓕᐊᓐ ᒦᑦᑕᓄᑦ ᐅᖓᑖᓄᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ ᖁᓕᓄᑦ ᖄᖏᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᓄᑦ.        

Suicide data inadequate, health minister admits

A Nunavut suicide-prevention action plan launched in 2017, like one before it in 2011, has yet to result in the compilation of comprehensive data, not even the number of suicide attempts. Health Minister George Hickes...

Rankin Inlet man charged following single-vehicle accident

A 26-year-old Rankin Inlet man has been charged with impaired driving after a single-vehicle accident on Saturday morning. The RCMP, bylaw, fire department and emergency medical services responded shortly before 9 a.m. when a vehicle...

Judge denies bail to Iglulik man facing multiple firearms offences

An Iglulik man facing eight firearms-related charges won't be granted the bail he's seeking as the judge in his case says releasing him would "undermine public confidence in the administration of justice." Dennis Piugattuk was...

Iqaluit Rangers receive and test fire new C-19 rifles

Iqaluit Rangers have finally got their hands on the C-19 rifles that are replacing the .303 Lee Enfield from the First World War era. Training will be ongoing in Iqaluit through June 20. Canadian Rangers have...