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Cape Dorset mayor takes on wandering dogs, water trucks

Days after being sworn in as mayor on Jan. 4, Timoon Toonoo served notice that he and hamlet council will take action on loose dogs and address the community's water delivery woes. Toonoo said...

Iglus become an attraction in Kugluktuk

As the frozen conditions improve, Kugluktuk High School students will engage in a fifth season of iglu building in the coming weeks. Among the people dotting the snow-white landscape will be Grade 12 student...

Nunavut’s communities seek say on marijuana

With marijuana legalization set to take effect July 1, some of Nunavut's municipalities want to know if they'll be able to decide whether cannabis will be controlled or prohibited, as they do with alcohol....

A broad range of learning at Nunavut Sivuniksavut

Students don't just sit at desks listening to instructors or work away on computers all day at Nunavut Sivuniksavut. The Ottawa-based college program brings in guest speakers and also gets students out to events where...

Book documents bonding through ink

For Angela Hovak Johnston, ink has made traditional tattoos possible and it's also helped her fill pages in a new book. Reawakening Our Ancestors' Lines was launched in Kugluktuk and Yellowknife in December. The...

ᒥᔅ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒃ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥᓂᒃ ᐱᐅᒃᓴᐳᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᒋᔭᖃᖅᐳᖅ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥᓄᓪᓗ ᓇᒡᓕᒋᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ

ᒥᔅ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒃ ᑯᐃᓐᖑᖑᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓇᓴᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ. ᐋᔾᔨᓚ ᐊᒪᕈᐊᓕᒃ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ 22-ᓂᑦ ᓵᓚᒃᓴᐅᑎᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᑖᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒥ ᔭᓐᓄᐊᕆ 1. ᐊᒪᕈᐊᓕᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓗᐃᓴ ᑕᖃᐅᒐᒃ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᖅᐸᐅᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᒃ ᒪᕐᕉᒃ ᓂᑯᕕᖓᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᑖᓐᓇ ᔪᐊᓇ ᖁᐊᓴ ᓇᓴᖅᑎᑦᓯᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᒪᕈᐊᓕᐅᑉ ᓂᐊᖁᖓᒍᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥ ᐱᓐᖑᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ. “ᓂᓪᓕᕈᓐᓇᐃᓪᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ! ᓂᓪᓕᕈᒪᒐᓗᐊᖅᖢᖓ ᐳᐃᒍᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᓂᐊᕐᒪᖔᕐᒪ,” ᐊᒪᕈᐊᓕᒃ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ, ᐃᒡᓚᖅᖢᓂᓗ. ᓯᕗᓂᐊᒍᑦ,...

Miss Iglulik Angela Amarualik loves home, and home loves her back

Miss Iglulik has been crowned. Angela Amarualik emerged as the judges' choice among 22 competitors at a pageant to celebrate the new year on Jan. 1. Amarualik and Louisa Taqqaogak were the last two contestants...

Donations give a boost to Cambridge Bay Childcare Society

The Cambridge Bay Childcare Society has been able to make some extra purchases thanks to donations from the Ekaluktutiak Hunters and Trappers Organization and Canada North Outfitting. The organizations recently presented a $1,500 cheque to...

Scores of Nunavummiut benefit from pre-employment training

The new year is going to bring a wealth of determined job seekers in five Nunavut communities. Arviat, Baker Lake, Cambridge Bay and Pond Inlet hosted 12-week pre-employment workshops from September into December. In Iqaluit,...

All the ingredients for giving thanks

A Christmas tea for elders was held at Jimmy Hikok Ilihakvik on Dec. 8. Students, who baked snacks for the guests, were given the opportunity to practise their Inuit values, including havaqatigiiniq: working together;...

Cambridge Bay arena closed until January or February; may not open at all due...

The Department of Community and Government Services is seeking a contractor to address the growing mould issue in the Cambridge Bay arena and the work isn't expected to be complete until January or February,...

NTI president explains demand for marijuana legalization delay

Nunavut needs addictions treatment centres and a public education campaign on the effects of marijuana use before Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. approves of cannabis legalization, the president of the land claims organization said. Anticipating that...

Rescued Gjoa Haven man seeks compensation after loss of boat, motor

Willie Aglukkaq is grateful to have been rescued after his boat's motor malfunctioned but he still feels abandoned after the subsequent loss of his equipment. Aglukkaq and three others climbed aboard his 20-foot Silver...

Hall Beach goaltender welcomes higher-level challenges

If you're looking for Waylon Arnaqjuaq during the winter, there's a decent chance you'll find him at the arena, but you may not instantly recognize him. He'll be wearing a Bauer goaltender's mask – one...

ᒎᓕᐅᑉᓗᓂ ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑦᓯᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᑦ ᕼᐋᑭᕈᑎᒥᒃ ᕖᓚᓐ

ᕿᓂᕈᕕᑦ ᕖᓚᓐ ᐊᕐᓇᐅᔪᕐᒥᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᒃᑯᑦ, ᓇᓂᒐᔭᖅᐸᐃᑦ ᓯᐊᕐᕆᔮᕐᕕᖕᒥ, ᐃᓕᑕᕆᑲᐅᑎᒋᓇᔭᖏᑕᒃᓴᕆᕙᐃᑦ. ᐊᑐᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᖅ Bauer ᒎᓕᑦ ᑮᓇᑉᐸᖓᓂᒃ ᓴᐳᒻᒥᒍᑎᒥᒃ − ᓴᐳᒻᒥᔭᐅᒍᑎᖓ ᑮᓇᒥᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᒃᓴᕋᐃᑦᑐᓄᑦ ᑮᓇᖓ ᒥᓪᓗᖅᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑦ. ᐊᕐᓇᐅᔪᖅ, ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓕᒃ 21-ᓂᒃ, ᓄᖅᑲᖅᑎᑦᓯᖃᑦᑕᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᐅᒃᓴᕋᐃᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᕼᐋᑭᕈᑎᓂᒃ ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓂᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᖃᖅᖢᓂ 13-ᓂᒃ. ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑳᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᓯᐊᕐᕆᔮᖃᑦᑕᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓂᒃ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᓯᐊᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᕆᐊᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. “ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᓇᑎᕐᒥ ᕼᐋᑭᖑᐊᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᕗᒍᑦ....

Communities get ready to vote in hamlet elections

Nunavummiut across the territory, except in Iqaluit, will soon go to the polls to choose political leaders at the local level. Hamlet elections are scheduled for Dec. 4, Dec. 11 and Dec. 12, depending...

Cambridge Bay’s David Ohokannoak is honing his skills as a comedian

David Ohokannoak believes comedy is a path to wellness, and he's helping people down that path. "Mental health, I would say, is just as important as physical health, and I really think that laughter is...

Consult NTI on marijuana, senator says

Nunavut Senator Dennis Patterson is pressuring the federal government to consult with Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. before legalizing marijuana nationwide on July 1. On Nov. 23, Patterson insisted to fellow Sen. Peter Harder, government representative in...

Health Canada slammed over Inuit oral health

Although Health Canada has been making oral health programs available to Inuit and First Nations, the federal department has failed to track how much improvement has been made in the overall oral health of...

Manslaughter charge in fatal Gjoa Haven stabbing

A man has been charged with manslaughter following the stabbing death of another man in Gjoa Haven on Nov. 16. RCMP found the victim with a stab wound on the front step of a residence...