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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.

Performing arts centre would support 408 jobs, infuse tens of millions of dollars into...

A feasibility study commissioned by Nunavut arts group Qaggiavuut shows that a proposed performing arts centre in Iqaluit would support 408 full-time jobs and inject an estimated $41 million into Nunavut’s economy over its...

Northern Affairs minister travelling to Arviat next week

Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal has stepped foot in the NWT, Yukon and Churchill, Man. on official visits and he’ll be en route to Nunavut next week. Federal Northern Affairs minister Dan Vandal, seen here...

Karliin Aariak appointed to five-year term as Nunavut’s languages commissioner

Karliin Aariak, who was named acting languages commissioner in October, has now been officially selected to serve a five-year term in the role. Karliin Aariak of Iqaluit has officially been named Nunavut’s Languages Commissioner after...

Risk of coronavirus low in Nunavut, says GN

Nunavut currently has no confirmed or suspected cases of a coronavirus that originated in China and has been rapidly been spreading around the world, according to the Nunavut Department of Health. The risk of contracting...

Second bylaw officer in place in Kugluktuk

Following an eight-month search, the Hamlet of Kugluktuk has fulfilled a commitment to hire a second bylaw enforcement officer. Tim St. Croix, right, is sworn in as a bylaw officer for the Hamlet of Kugluktuk...

Coast Guard plans for more search and rescue vessel sites in Nunavut

The Canadian Coast Guard’s Community Boat Volunteer Program will put search and rescue vessels in additional Nunavut communities this summer. Arviat, Pond Inlet and Taloyoak are the next proposed Coast Guard auxiliary locations. This 28-foot Canadian...

Threads of Living Memory exhibit features Inuit crafts

The Glenbow art and history museum in Calgary will put Inuit textile crafts on display in an exhibit called Dynamic Connections: Threads of Living Memory. This natural dye muskox by Martha Itimungnaq Neeveacheak of Taloyoak...

City of Iqaluit suspends services due to extreme cold, blowing snow

With blowing snow and a windchill in the -40s C -- expected to dip into the -50 C -- the City of Iqaluit has decided to pause water delivery, waste management, garbage pick-up and...

Cape Dorset mayor reviews agenda for second term

Timoon Toonoo was re-elected mayor of Cape Dorset on Dec. 16 but he plans to be the municipal leader of a community with a different name in the near future. The greatest number of voters...

Singer Johnny Reid coming to Cambridge Bay

Entertainer Johnny Reid will be the featured performer at the 21st annual Kitikmeot Trade Show in Cambridge Bay in February. Johnny Reid will bring his vocal talents to Cambridge Bay for the 21st Kitikmeot Trade...

The Jerry Cans’ new album Echoes due out in May; listen to clip from...

The Jerry Can have announced their fourth album, titled Echoes, will be released on May 15. Atauttikkut, the first track from Echoes, comes out on Friday. A preview is available on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3WBcSNQlIU   The new album, produced...

‘ᑲᒪᓇᕐᔪᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ’

ᔫᓐ ᐅᑲᓕᖅ ᑭᓕᖏᖕᐴᒡ ᐆᒻᒪᑎᓂᑦ ᐆᓇᖅᑎᑦᑏᓐᓇᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᓯᑦᑎᐊᕙᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑎᒥᓂᑦ ᐅᖅᑰᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᐅᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᒡᒐᒧᑦ ᓴᓇᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᖁᓕᑦᑕᐅᔭᓄᑦ. ᐅᑯᐊ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ ᑭᓕᖏᖕᐴᒡ ᐃᓅᓯᖓᓐᓂ, ᐊᑯᓂᐅᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑦ 100 ᐅᖓᑖᓄᑦ, ᐅᐱᒋᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᓕᒃᑐᒥ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓃᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᔭᓄᐊᕆ 8–ᒥ. "ᑲᒪᓇᕐᔪᐊᖅᑐᖅ, ᑲᒪᓇᕐᔪᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓚᔅᓕ ᑭᓕᖏᖕᐴᒡ, ᔫᓐ ᐃᕐᙳᑕᖓ. "ᒥᖅᓱᖅᐸᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ....

Charlie Inuarak, Moses Appaqaq elected QIA community directors

Charlie Inuarak was the byelection winner in Pond Inlet while Moses Appaqaq took the byelection in Sanikiluaq on Monday as the Qikiqtani Inuit Association elected new community directors. Inuarak collected 79 votes, outdistancing Katherina Pudluk's...

Photos: Canada Goose launches new Project Atigi parkas designed by Inuit

Canada Goose is rolling out 90 new parkas hand-crafted by 18 Inuit designers as Project Atigi expands into its second year. Profits from parka sales go back into Inuit communities through Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. Last...

Government of Nunavut seeks input on major renovations at Sakku School

The Government of Nunavut is inviting residents of Coral Harbour to express what they’d like to see in association with the new addition and major renovations at Sakku School. The GN will launch public consultations...

Resolute seeks to reopen arena; close to $100,000 in repairs needed

Hamlet council is aiming to tackle nearly $100,000 in needed repairs to reopen the community arena, which was dormant last year and much of the year prior. There are numerous problems plaguing the facility, such...

Elders recognized as keepers of Inuit heritage and culture through awards

Elder Joseph Niptanatiak of Kugluktuk was invited to the Kugluktuk Hamlet office during the Jan. 7 council meeting and he presented with an Elders Recognition Award from Inuit Heritage Trust (IHT). “He was very happy...

Photos: women’s aim is on target in Pangnirtung

Thirty women entered a marksmanship competition in Pangnirtung on Jan. 4 and Malaya Pitsiulak proved to be the sharpest shooter with 24 points. Jessica Sowdluapik and Sandra Nakashuk tied for second with 20 points apiece. Semoona...

New Iglulik high school flooring repaired; building expected to open soon

With the repair of almost 27,000 square feet of cracked concrete floors in the new Iglulik high school now complete, the building is closer to opening. The Department of Education indicated that a final inspection...

Indian day school claims process opens

Nunavummiut who attended a federal Indian day school may be eligible for between $10,000-$200,000, depending on the extent of harm suffered at the institutions during the 1950s-'70s. The federal government has created a $200-million Legacy...