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Cambridge Bay in talks for garbage-burning incinerator

Cambridge Bay council has a burning desire to reduce the waste piling up at the community's landfill, and the answer might lie in adopting an incineration system used in Alaska. Mayor Pamela Gross said her...

Udloriak Hanson becomes a vice-president for Baffinland Iron Mines

Baffinland Iron Mines has hired Udloriak Hanson as vice-president of community and strategic development. Hanson is a former Government of Nunavut deputy minister of Economic Development and Transportation and a former chief negotiator and chief...

With traditional Inuit village completed, Iglulik prepares to celebrate

A traditional Inuit village consisting of several iglus built just outside of Iglulik will be the site of a community celebration this weekend, if Mother Nature cooperates. The festivities were planned for last weekend but...

Kugluktuk’s Peter Taktogon has been maintaining homes for 47 years

Peter Taktogon has been a housing maintainer in Kugluktuk for a remarkable 47 years and he's not done yet. Taktogon started the job in 1972, having taken his training in Fort Smith and Iqaluit. He's witnessed...

Nunavut’s rapidly changing seasons concern Ruth Kaviok

Ruth Kaviok returned from the tropics of Peru in March following a trip of several weeks as a volunteer with Canada World Youth. Her Arctic home is much colder, but warming trends are on her...

Baffinland CEO makes a case for mine expansion

A proposed railway and many more cargo ships are the major concerns Baffinland Iron Mines' CEO Brian Penney is hearing about in relation to the miner's phase two expansion proposal, which would increase shipping...

Arctic Co-operatives wins Baffinland flight contract

Baffinland Iron Mines has chosen Arctic Co-operatives to transport employees and cargo from the south to its Mary River mine. The air services contract was officially awarded in March and takes effect as of April...

Sabina delays gold mine by a year due to lack of equity investment

Instead of opening in 2021, Sabina Gold and Silver's gold mine will now start operations in late 2022, at the earliest. That's a decision the company made in February when it couldn't find a taker...

With technical performance improving, TMAC focuses on profitability at Doris North

A flawed processing plant and some "poor decision making" at TMAC's Doris North gold site led to struggles meeting production expectations during the mine's first two years of operation. That's a candid admission from Jason...

Meliadine moves to the forefront for Agnico Eagle

The torch is being passed between Agnico Eagle's Kivalliq gold mines. After years of exploration, planning and construction, Agnico Eagle poured its first gold at the Meliadine mine, 25 km north of Rankin Inlet, on...

Nunavut’s original party planner recalls April 1, 1999

Bert Rose remembers April 1, 1999 rather vividly because he spent more than a year preparing for it. While working for the Nunavut Implementation Commission, John Amagoalik and Simon Awa approached him and asked if...

Mining companies seek more Inuit employees

Mining companies across the territory share the aspiration of hiring more Inuit employees, a requirement outlined in Inuit Impact Benefit Agreements. But it's easier said than done. In the Kitikmeot, TMAC Resources has a 600-person...

Is it time for Republic of Kitikmeot? Charlie Lyall thinks so

Nunavut separated from the NWT to better look after its own interests and, two decades later, the Kitikmeot region should consider doing the same. That's the viewpoint of Charlie Lyall, an entrepreneur and former Kitikmeot...

Rangers on exercise and receiving recognition

Nunavut Rangers are engaged in Operation Nanook-Nunalivut '19 outside of Resolute. In addition to guiding members of the Canadian Armed Forces, some of the Rangers have received medals for their accomplishments and years of...

Nunavut has changed Levinia Brown’s mind

Levinia Brown admits she was reluctant over Nunavut being made official on April 1, 1999. "I was one that publicly spoke against having our own territory. I felt we weren't ready and I didn't agree...

New Kugaaruk school takes shape

Close to 300 students are expected to occupy Kugaaruk's new school as of September. With the future in mind, the school was designed to accommodate up to 450 pupils. Kudlik Construction, which has built many of...

Billie Jo Barnes wants to be the best heavy equipment operator in the world

Billie Jo Barnes can vividly remember the moment when her interest in operating heavy equipment was sparked. She was sitting at the dinner table with her husband, Nuialea Kipanik, a Mary River mine employee for...

Naujaat students, staff to guide Scottish expedition retracing Franklin search

Students and staff at Tuugaalik High School are on the land this week, guiding a Scottish documentary team that is retracing the search for Sir John Franklin and his crew. The trek, known as Arctic Return,...

Arviat’s Ashton Kadjuk meeting the challenge as a mine supervisor

Ashton Kadjuk has parlayed his experience in drilling into a supervisory position at Agnico Eagle's new Meliadine gold mine. Kadjuk oversees a crew of 19 underground workers, who toil up to 325 metres below the...

Mining survey says: streamline regulations

The North's geology is alluring to exploration and mining companies but regulatory red tape remains a stumbling block, according to the recently released Fraser Institute Annual Survey of Mining Companies, 2018. The NWT ranks at...