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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.

ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐳᑭᖅᑕᓖᑦ ᐅᓄᖏᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓕᖅᑐᑦ

ᑯᐊᐳᕈᓪ ᕼᐃᓐᓄᕆ ᑰᒪᓐ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᒪᐃᒥ,. ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᐳᑭᖅᑕᓖᑦ ᐊᓯᐅᔨᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᐅᑭᐅᓂᒃ 25-ᓂᒃ ᑕᒫᓂ ᐳᑭᖅᑕᓕᐅᓯᒪᔪᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ¼-ᒋᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑕᒫᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᐳᑭᖅᑕᓕᓂ. ᐱᖓᓱᐃᓐᓇᐅᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐳᑭᖅᑕᓖᑦ ‘V’ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂ, ᑕᒫᓂ ᐸᓖᓯᖃᕐᒪᑕ ᑲᑎᓪᓗᒍᑦ 120-ᓄᑦ ᑎᑭᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ. ᑰᒪᓐ, ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᐅᓪᓗᒥ ᐳᑭᖅᑕᓕᐅᔪᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᓂ ᐊᑐᓚᐅᕐᒪᒋᑦ ᒪᐃ 4-ᒥ, ᓄᒃᑎᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ...

Inuit RCMP officers in decline

With Cpl. Henry Coman's retirement in May, Nunavut RCMP lost an officer with 25 years experience and one-quarter of its Inuit workforce. Only three Inuit police officers remain in 'V' Division, a police force consisting...

70,000 condoms on the way

The Department of Health is seeking a supplier for 70,000 condoms for the department's annual resupply. The order will include 22,100 lubricated condoms, 12,900 non-latex condoms, 10,000 condoms with "youth friendly" and "LGBTQ positive" messages...

Inuit RCMP officer numbers in decline

With Cpl. Henry Coman's retirement in May, Nunavut RCMP lost an officer with 25 years experience and one-quarter of its Inuit workforce. Only three Inuit police officers remain in 'V' Division, a police force consisting...

Cambridge Bay men’s shelter to double capacity

The Hamlet of Cambridge Bay is aiming to double the capacity at its men's shelter to 16 beds by late October. The Government of Canada is providing $300,000 for the renovations. The duplex housing the...

Cultural centre opening date set, manager hired

Mark Sept. 5 and Sept. 8 on your calendar. Those are the dates of the "pre-opening" and official grand opening for the Kenojuak Ashevak Cultural Centre and Print Shop. There will be two such...

‘I disagreed with the decision to remove Premier Quassa’

Following the June 14 Nunavut legislative assembly vote to oust Premier Paul Quassa, this is the view of Matt Teed, the candidate who finished second, by 10 votes, to Quassa in the Aggu riding...

‘This government has to stabilize,’ says Johnny Mike

In light of Nunavut premier Paul Quassa's sudden removal from office on June 14, Nunavut News contacted Johnny Mike, former cabinet minister and MLA for Pangnirtung, 2013-17 for his reaction. Here's what he had...

‘A much higher level of governance emerging in Nunavut’

Many Nunavummiut were taken aback by the sudden removal of Paul Quassa as premier on June 14. In the aftermath of that political upheaval, Nunavut News contacted several former MLAs and candidates for office for...

Sanikiluaq man’s marijuana conviction overturned

A man convicted of possessing nearly 1.7 kg of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking in Sanikiluaq has been acquitted by the Court of Appeal of Nunavut. The case dated back to Nov. 1, 2013....

Lack of detail on Quassa’s removal due to cabinet confidentiality, says Savikataaq

If there was any backroom conspiracy to bring down former premier Paul Quassa, cabinet wasn't part of it, says the politician who succeeded him. "If he (Quassa) truly believes he was blindsided with the motion...

Quassa says power-hungry politicians removed him as leader

"Conspiracy" and "coup" are the words Paul Quassa chooses when he reflects on his removal from the highest office in the Government of Nunavut. There were power-hungry cabinet ministers coveting the premier's seat and MLAs...

Hairdressing student earns ‘best of region’ award

Cambridge Bay's Teghan Angulalik earned the "best of region" award in secondary hairstyling at the Skills Canada national competition, which was held in Edmonton, June 4-5. She was among more than a dozen competitors...

ᑎᒍᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᑯᐃᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓅᓂᕐᒥᓄᑦ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᖁᑎᑖᕋᓱᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ

ᐊᒥᓱᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᓂ, ᐊᒃᓱᕈᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᑦ ᑎᒍᐊᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐊᓐᑎᐅᕆᐅ ᒐᕙᒪᖓᓂᑦ ᐃᓅᓂᕐᒥᓄᑦ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᖁᑎᑖᕋᓱᐊᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂᓴᐅᑎᒋ ᐃᓅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᓴᐅᑎᒋᖏᑦᑐᕕᓃᑦ ᐋᑐᕚᒥ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᓅᕕᒋᔭᖓᓂ. ᓱᓕ ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓂᑦ ᐱᔭᕆᑐᑎᑕᐅᖏᓐᓇᖅᑐᑦ. ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᒫᓐᓇ ᐃᓅᓱᒃᑑᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᐃᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᖕᒥ ᓱᓕ ᐃᓅᓚᐅᕈᓯᕐᒥ ᑎᑎᕋᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓂᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᐃᖅᓱᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᐋᒃᑳᑦᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᖕᒪᑕ, ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᖅ ᔫᓯ ᑯᐃᓐᓵᑕ. ᐊᑭᓖᖃᑦᑕᖅᖢᑎᒃ...

Adoptees struggle to get birth certificates

For decades, it has been an ordeal for Nunavut adoptees to obtain an Ontario birth certificate if one wasn't issued at the Ottawa hospital where they were born. That hassle remains. Some teenagers in Iglulik...

Inuk guide knocked out by plywood

An Inuk guide was struck on the head and knocked unconscious by a piece of plywood caught by a gust of wind during a floe edge trip with a wilderness adventure company near Pond...

First Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award goes to Williamson Bathory

Iqaluit's Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory has been named the winner of the inaugural Kenojuak Ashevak Memorial Award. Presented by the Inuit Art Foundation in Toronto on June 13, the award comes with $10,000 biennially to assist...

Taloyoak woman defends her name after animal cruelty charge

A Taloyoak woman charged with animal cruelty following the death of a puppy says she's been falsely accused and her life has become increasingly difficult since the criminal allegation has been made public. Karen Nanook,...

College graduates have their day

Congratulations to Nunavut's newest teachers and nurses! 

Iglulik man charged with sex offences against youth

A 29-year-old Iglulik man faces multiple charges after two youths in Iqaluit were allegedly approached by an individual seeking sexual services in exchange for payment on June 12. Iqaluit RCMP have laid charges of communicating with...