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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.

Pedalling bikes safely

Which side of the ride to ride on, what to remember before leaving a driveway and the importance of wearing a helmet were among the topics covered during a May 31 bicycle rodeo at...

Sea ice frozen for shorter periods, researcher’s data shows

Sea ice in Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk is lasting for shorter periods, according to research by a university students. Geography masters student Becky Segal and undergraduate honours student Trilby Buck, who attend the University of...

Karoo Ashevak sculpture commands $90,000 at auction

The relatively few works by the late Taloyoak artist Karoo Ashevak continue to be coveted, proven by a successful $90,000 auction bid on May 29 for one of his sculptures. The live auction was held...

Grays Bay road and port battle persists

Despite prodding from the Kitikmeot Inuit Association and a two-term MLA, the Government of Nunavut won't go back to Ottawa looking for funding for the proposed $550-million Grays Bay Road and Port project. So says...

ᐱᓱᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᑐᑦ ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓱᖁᓇᒋᑦ

ᓇᐅᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᖃᑦᑕᕆᐊᖃᖅᐸᑦ, ᑭᓱᒥᒃ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᒋᐊᖃᖅᐸᑦ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥᓂᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᓚᐅᕐᓇᑎᒃ ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓂᑦ ᐳᐃᒍᖅᑕᐅᒋᐊᖃᖏᑦᑐᖅ ᓂᐊᖁᐊᔭᐃᒃᑯᑦ ᓇᓴᖅ ᑕᒪᔾᔭ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᒪᐃ 31-ᒥ ᐱᓲᑎᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᖁᖅᓲᖅ ᐃᓕᕼᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᒥ. ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑏᑦ, ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᐳᑭᖅᑕᓕᒃ ᑳᓐᓯᑕᐳᓪ ᐲᑕ ᐱᓕᑉᔅᒧᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐆᒃᑐᕋᑲᑕᒃᑎᑕᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᓱᒍᑎᑎᒍᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᕐᕕᐅᑉ ᐱᖑᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᑕᑯᑎᑦᑎᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᖃᓄᑎᒋ ᐅᔾᔨᖅᓱᑦᑎᐅᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒥᓂᒃ.

Kugluktuk residents recall Jeremy Tremblay: father, provider and compassionate community member

Planning for a beluga and seal hunt using only harpoons and spears and catching ducks with nets, Don Ayalik was ready to teach his protege and close friend Jeremy Tremblay more traditional skills. They had...

Iglulik artist puts pieces back together after vandals damage Sedna ‘masterpiece’

Over a two-year period, Bart Hanna spent many days creating and refining the details of his Sedna carving in his Iglulik workshop, only to find his artwork shattered on the floor one day in...

Criminal charge laid following puppy’s death

Nunavut RCMP have charged a 41-year-old Taloyoak woman with one count of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal after the death of a four-month-old husky puppy. The case has become somewhat high profile in Yellowknife,...

Official ceremony held for Iglulik Junior Rangers

A formal ceremony was held May 12 to recognize the new Junior Rangers program in Iglulik, the 20th Junior Rangers group in Nunavut. The 43 youth in the program, ranging from 12 to 18...

GN reveals overtime pay totals

The GN has revealed that its overtime payments to all staff totalled almost $28.2 million in fiscal 2016-17. The most costly department for overtime pay was, by far, Health at close to $13.4 million....

Disappointed Kugluktuk mayor will keep fighting for elders care centre

"Yeah, it was a disappointment." That was Mayor Ryan Nivingalok's response to the Government of Nunavut's recent decision to examine all options for an elders' long-term care centre instead of throwing its support behind the...

No promise on Cam Bay arena opening next winter, MLA says

Cambridge Bay MLA Jeannie Ehaloak can assure her constituents that she's working to get the mould problem fixed at the community arena, but she cannot guarantee that the facility will be in use for...

“ᑖᓐᓇ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᕋ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᐅᕙᓐᓄᑦ”

ᐊᒃᓱᐊᓗᒃ ᓇᓗᓇᖏᑦᑐᖅ ᐱᒃᑯᒥᒋᔭᒥᓂᒃ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᒐᖃᕐᓂᖓᓄᑦ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓈᓚᒃᖢᒍ ᓘᕋ-ᔩᓐ ᒋᐸᓐᔅ ᐃᑲᔪᕋᓱᐊᕐᒪᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᓂᒃ ᐱᑦᑎᐊᕈᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑲᒪᔨᐅᓪᓗᓂ. ᐊᕿᒃᓱᐃᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᖓᓂ ᐊᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᕐᓇᐃᖅ ᓴᐃᐹᕿᔾᔪᑎᒋᓂᐊᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᑎᑦᑎᓗᓂ ᓇᑦᑎᕕᓂᖕᓂᒃ ᐱᓚᒃᑐᐃᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᕿᓯᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᑲᒻᒥᔭᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᒥᖅᓱᕈᓯᕐᓂᒃᓗ ᕿᓯᖕᓂᒃ ᑲᒻᒥᑎᑦᑎᓗᓂ, ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒥᒍᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᖏᔭᐃᒃᑯᑎᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑕᐅᑎᑦᑎᓗᓂ. ᕿᓚᓈᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᕙᑎᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᕈᑎᓂᒃ ᐃᓚᐅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᕐᓂᕋᖅᖢᓂ. “ᐊᒃᓱᐊᓗᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ...

‘This job inspired me’

There's enthusiasm in Laura-Jeannie Gibbons' voice as she describes the ways she's trying to help members of her community. She's putting together a proposal for a summer women's group that will incorporate seal skinning and...

Hooked on fishing derbies

It's fishing derby season across Nunavut and lines are dropping into the icy waters in numerous communities. In Cambridge Bay, Evelyn Kitigon, Rick Lauer and Rosabelle Klengenberg took it upon themselves to organize a contest...

Cape Dorset artists take centre stage in Toronto

Inuit art is about to occupy the main exhibition space at Toronto's Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) for the first time. Works by Cape Dorset's late artists Kenojuak Ashevak and her nephew Timootee (Tim) Pitsiulak...

ᑭᓐᖓᒥᐅᖅ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᖅᑎ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᔪᖅ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᒥᓂᒃ ᑐᕌᓐᑐᒥ

ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᖏᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖅᐹᖑᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐊᐅᔭᖅ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᑐᕌᓐᑐᒥ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᕕᐊᓂ ᐊᓐᑎᐅᕆᐅᒥ (AGO)-ᒥ. ᑎᑎᖅᑐᕋᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᑭᓐᖓᒥᐅᒧᑦ ᕿᓐᓄᐊᔪᐊᖅ ᐋᓯᕙᒃᒧᑦ ᐅᔪᕈᖓᓄᓪᓗ ᑎᒨᑎ (ᑎᒻ) ᐱᑦᓯᐅᓛᒧᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᐊᐅᔭᓕᒫᖅ ᑕᐃᔭᐅᓗᑎᒃ - “ᑐᓂᕐᕈᓯᐊᖏᑦ” ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ - ᔫᓐ 16-ᒥᑦ ᐋᒋᓯ 12-ᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᓪᓗᒍ. ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ ᐊᑭᓖᑎᑕᐅᖏᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᓯᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᒪᑐᐃᖅᑕᐅᓕᖅᐸᑦ ᐅᓐᓄᒃᑯᑦ...

Sealift battle brews in the Kitikmeot

The Government of the Northwest Territories is overstepping its bounds by competing against private business in the Kitikmeot region, say corporate leaders of two sealift companies. Suzanne Paquin, president and CEO of Nunavut Eastern Arctic...

Still awaiting mould removal from arena, Cam Bay to launch fundraising campaign for new...

With delays in getting mould removed from the community arena, along with other needed upgrades, hamlet council in Cambridge Bay is preparing to embark on a fundraising campaign for a new recreation complex. Getting a...

Women’s council wants Haulli’s award revoked

Qulliit Nunavut Status of Women Council is calling for sexual offender Ike Haulli's Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to be revoked. "Qulliit’s council members are expressing outrage at the conduct of Ike Haulli of...