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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...

ᖃᓪᓗᓈᖅᑕᓄᑦ ᐊᑑᑎᖃᓪᓚᕆᒃᑐᖅ

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...

Cambridge Bay to hold travel safety meeting following two extensive searches

Three Cambridge Bay residents were found alive after a pair of extensive searches in the past few weeks, the most recent concluding on June 12. "I'm glad it's a positive outcome that we're talking about,"...

Taloyoak’s littlest grads

These young achievers from Taloyoak have graduated from preschool and will be entering kindergarten in the fall. A ceremony to honour their success was held in the Netsilik School gym on May 28.  

Twenty-two Kitikmeot college grads set sights on future

Nunavut Arctic College programs have bolstered three fields by fostering 22 graduates in the Kitikmeot. There were 12 office administration grads in Cambridge Bay in late April and another three in Taloyoak. Kitikmeot campus staff...

Kivalliq college grads: Rankin campus graduates 87 students, largest class in Nunavut

The largest grad class among Nunavut Arctic College's campuses came from the Kivalliq this year as 87 students were recently recognized for their achievements. The most popular program was the heavy equipment operator air brakes...

Qikiqtani college grads: ‘I’m so proud of myself,’ says newly-hired college student

Nunavut Arctic College produced some more homegrown nurses, teachers and environmental technicians this spring but also made a tremendous impact in the lives of some adult basic education students. Cape Dorset's Niviaqsi Qavavau was one...

Police seize ‘large quantity’ of cannabis, psilocybin mushrooms and cash during Rankin Inlet arrest

A 38-year-old man from Rankin Inlet has been charged with trafficking and other offences after RCMP seized 'a large quantity' of cannabis, psilocybin mushrooms, drug manufacturing paraphernalia and cash. The police were responding to a...

Iglulik prepares for elders gathering

Invitations have been extended to Nunavut and Nunavik communities to send participants to an annual elders gathering during the second week of August. Between 200-300 elders are expected to attend the event in Iglulik. "They're going...

Cambridge Bay soup kitchen idea met with ‘overwhelming’ support

Just a day after sharing her idea on social media to start a soup kitchen, Michelle Hovak Laserich (Gillis) had an army of almost 200 volunteers behind her. "The support has been overwhelming," she said...

ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᖅᓴᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖓ ᐃᓱᓕᑦᑎᔪᖃᖅᐳᖅ 87-ᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓂᑦ

ᐅᓄᓛᖑᔪᓂ ᐃᓱᓕᑦᑎᔪᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᐊᕈᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᖅᓴᕐᕕᖓᓐᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖓᓐᓂ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥᙶᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᔪᒥ 87-ᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᒫᓐᓇᓕᓴᒥ ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᐊᕐᕕᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᑕᐃᕋ ᓱᓗᒃ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓯᕗᓂᐊᓂ-ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖅᑖᕋᓱᐊᕈᑎᑦ ᕿᔪᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᐅᖃᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᑲᔪᖏᖅᓴᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᓕᑦᑎᓂᖓᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓄᖕᒥ ᖃᓂᒋᔭᖓᓄᑦ. "ᐊᑖᑕᒐ ᐃᒡᓗᑖᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᔅᓯᐊᕐᔪᖕᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᓕᖅᑐᓂ ᑭᓱᓕᒫᓂᒃ ᓄᑖᙳᖅᑎᕆᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ...

New Department of Human Resources at 57 per cent capacity; 55 per cent Inuit...

The GN's new Department of Human Resources has filled 64 of 112 jobs, or 57 per cent. Thirty-five Inuit employees have been hired so far, equating to 55 per cent. The department also has 16 Sivuliqtiksat...

Sheutiapik: Communities split $200,000 in food security contributions from GN yearly

After announcing a $100,000 food security donation from the Government of Greenland to Iqaluit on Thursday, Minister Elisapee Sheutiapik, who's responsible for poverty reduction, was asked to share the wealth. "Can we make sure that...

Raise senior citizen’s benefit from $200 per month, MLAs say

The $200 per month Senior Citizens Supplementary Benefit should be reviewed for the next fiscal year, several MLAs have insisted. The last increase came in 2015 when the benefit was raised from $175. There were 542...

Hold territory-wide plebiscite on direct election of premier, Quassa recommends

Nunavummiut should be able to decide whether the territory's premier is chosen by direct election, Aggu MLA Paul Quassa said Thursday. Quassa called on his legislative colleagues to endorse a Nunavut-wide plebiscite on the issue...