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Quttiktuq – Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

It's a crowded field in Quttiktuq with nine candidates on the ballot: Mishak Allurut, David Akeeagok, Kataisee Attagutsiak, Leo Eecherk, Gary Kalluk, Mavis Manik, incumbent Isaac Shooyook, Andrew Kuunak Taqtu and Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley. Eecherk and...

Netsilik – Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

The Netsilik riding will see incumbent Emiliano Qirngnuq attempt to fend off challenger Joe Tulurialik. Joe Tulurialik Reason for running: I'd like to be the voice for the riding. I'm confident and outspoken, and I'll fight for what both...

Gjoa Haven – Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

Gjoa Haven is being contested by four candidates: Joseph Aglukkaq, incumbent Tony Akoak, Paul Puqiqnak and James Taqaugaq Qitsualik. Aglukkaq didn't submit a candidate profile.  Tony Akoak Reason for running: I still have work to do for Gjoa...

Cambridge Bay – Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

Keith Peterson, who served three terms, has chosen not to run again. Jeannie Ehaloak, Pamela Gross and Harry Maksagak are in a race for votes. Maksagak did not turn in a candidate profile.  Jeannie Ehaloak Reason...

Baker Lake – Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profile

Baker Lake is a two-way race between incumbent Simeon Mikkungwak and challenger Karen Kilikvak Kabloona.  Karen Kilikvak Kabloona  ᑲᕆᓐ ᑭᓕᒡᕙᒃ ᖃᑉᓗᓈᖅ Reason for running: I'm seeking election in Baker Lake to contribute to a strong future here. In...

Amittuq – Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profile

Seven candidates are seeking election in Amittuq: Solomon Angugasak Allurut, Paul Haulli, Jason Ikeperiar, Erasmus Ivvalu, Joelie Kaernerk, Reena Akumalik Irqittuq and incumbent George Quviq Qulaut. Ivvalu and Qulaut did not submit profiles.  Solomon Angugasak...

Aggu – Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profile

Richard Amarualik, incumbent Paul Aarulaaq Quassa, Jerome Sheaves and Matt Teed are vying for the seat in the Aggu riding.  Richard Amarualik Reason for running: Someone I respect suggested that I seek election. I have several years...

Halloween buffs put new twists on spooky occasion for youngsters

Ghosts and ghouls will soon be making the rounds across Nunavut and the spirits have possessed residents of Cambridge Bay and Hall Beach. Common-law partners Helen Koaha and Peter Laube have long decorated their home...

Adlair’s medevac appeal runs out of gas

Cambridge Bay-based Adlair Aviation botched its 2011 bid for a Kitikmeot medevac contract – which the company had held for the previous 20 years or so – and now must pay the Government of Nunavut's...

Working to help entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs will have the chance to learn how to handle the essentials of operating a small business or non-profit as the Iqaluit Chamber of Commerce makes its first foray into Small Business Week. The...

Kugluktuk prepared to build continuing care facility

The Hamlet of Kugluktuk is ready to build and staff a 24-bed continuing care centre, if the Department of Health will sign a service agreement to use the facility. The hamlet has its own equity...

Marine rescue station site to be chosen soon

The Canadian Coast Guard will reveal the site of its first Arctic in-shore marine rescue station within weeks, says Peter Garapick, its superintendent of Arctic search and rescue. Iqaluit, Cambridge Bay, Rankin Inlet, Pond Inlet...

Political tug of war

There's a movement in Hall Beach to get the next Amittuq MLA elected from that community, and Hall Beach Mayor Peter Siakuluk is on board. "If we had a person from Hall Beach representing Hall...

Hall Beach and Iglulik both want Amittuq MLA to come from their communities

There's a movement in Hall Beach to get the next Amittuq MLA elected from that community, and Hall Beach Mayor Peter Siakuluk is on board. "If we had a person from Hall Beach representing Hall...

ᐅᖁᒪᐃᑦᑐᓕᕆᒍᑎᑦ ᓄᓇᓯᐅᑎᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᐅᑎᓕᕆᔨ

ᑎᐅᕆ ᐃᕼᐅᒪᑕᒃ ᐊᔪᖏᑕᒥᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᖅᑎᑕᐅᒑᖓᒥ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᐃᓕᐅᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᐅᓚᐅᖅᓱᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᑭᓱᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᒃ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᔨᐅᓚᐅᖅᓱᓂ − ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖃᑦᑕᖅᖢᓂ ᓱᓪᓗᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐅᖁᖅᓴᐅᑎᓕᕆᓂᕐᒥᒡᓗ − ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓱᓕᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᓚᐅᖅᓱᓂ ᓄᓇᓯᐅᑎᓂᒃ ᐊᐅᓚᐅᑎᓕᕆᔨᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᑉ ᕼᐊᒻᓚᒃᑯᖏᓐᓂ, ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᓱᓂᓗ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ ᖁᓕᓄᑦ. “ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᖅᑎᑕᐅᑐᐊᕋᒥ ᐱᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᐸᕋ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᐅᓚᐅᑎᓕᕆᔨᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕌᓂᓚᐅᖅᓱᓂ, ᐊᕐᕌᓂᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ, ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ ᓯᑕᒪᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ....

Polar bear activity slowing down

Several polar bears were coming into Resolute during the first week of October, primarily at night, but their presence more recently has mostly been limited to the outskirts of the community, by the dump,...

ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐅᓇᑕᕈᑕᐅᓕᖅᑐᖅ

ᐊᒃᓱᕉᑕᐅᔪᖃᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᓴᓂᕋᔭᖕᒥᐅᒧᑦ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᐊᒥᑦᑐᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᖓᓂᒃ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᔪᖃᖅᐸᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖓᖔᓂᑦ ᐱᔪᒥᒃ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᓯᖔᖁᔨᓪᓗᑎᒃ, ᓴᓂᕋᔭᖕᒥᐅᑦ ᒥᔪᖓ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐲᑕ ᓯᐊᑯᓗᒃ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᖓᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᓪᓗᒍ. “ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖃᕐᓂᕈᑦᑕ ᓴᓂᕋᔭᖕᒥᐅᒥᒃ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᖔᖅᑐᒥᒃ, ᐃᓱᒪᒐᑦᑕ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓴᕐᓂᓴᖅᓇᔭᕋᓱᒋᓪᓗᒍ ᓴᓂᕋᔭᖕᒥᐅᓂᒃ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᕙᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ ᓵᖓᓂᖅᓴᐅᓇᔭᕐᒪᑦ,” ᓯᐊᑯᓗᒃ ᐅᖃᕆᓪᓗᓂ, ᑐᓵᔨᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᔩᑯ ᓯᒥᐅᓂᒥᒃ. ᓯᑕᒪᑦ ᐊᒥᑦᑐᕐᒥᐅᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᖃᑕᐅᔪᑦ 7-ᐅᖕᒪᑕ...

Kugluktuk man jumps at apprenticeship opportunity, becomes journeyman mechanic

Darren Ihumatak doesn't hesitate to upgrade his skills when a chance presents itself. That philosophy has taken him from community maintainer – where he often worked with plumbing and heating – to journeyman heavy-duty technician...

ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᒥᐅᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᖃᓕᖅᑐᑦ

ᒦᓚ ᐊᑦᔪᑲᖅ ᑲᒥᓐᖑᐊᖅ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᖅᓗᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕆᐊᖃᖏᑦᑐᖅ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᖑᕋᓱᐊᕐᓗᓂ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᒥᐅᓄᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᐸᕐᓇᒃᓯᒪᔭᒥᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᖓᓂᒥᐅᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐃᓗᓂ ᐳᓚᕋᕐᓂᐊᖅᑕᖏᒎᖅ ᑐᓴᕐᕕᒋᓇᓱᐊᕐᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᖏᓐᓂᒃ. “ᓱᓕ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᐳᓚᕋᑲᑕᖕᓂᐊᖅᑐᖓ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᖅᑐᑎᑐᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᕆᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓯᑲᑕᖕᓂᐊᖅᑐᖓ ᑕᒫᓂ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᖅᑎᐅᕕᒋᓂᐊᖅᑕᓐᓂ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᕕᖕᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᓕᕈᒪ ᖃᐅᔨᕝᕕᒋᓇᓱᐊᕐᓗᒋᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᕿᓚᓈᕆᔭᖃᕐᒪᖔᑕ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᓂᒃᓗ ᐃᓱᒫᓗᒋᔭᖃᕐᒪᖔᑕ,” ᐅᖃᕆᓪᓗᓂ. ᐃᓚᓪᓗᓂᐅᒃ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ...

ᒥᑭᔪᒐᓗᐊᖅᖢᓂ ᓲᖑᔪᖅ, ᕿᓚᓈᕆᔭᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᒥᓂᒃ

ᑐᖓᓂᖓᓕ ᐅᑭᐅᒥ ᐃᓕᓴᓕᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᕙᑎᓕᕆᔨᐅᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᒃᓴᕐᕕᒃᔪᐊᖓᓂ, ᐊᓄ ᐴᓱ ᐊᕐᓇᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑑᖕᒪᑦ ᕿᓚᓈᕆᔭᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᓯᕗᓂᕆᓂᐊᖅᑕᒥᓂᒃ. ᐴᓲᑉ ᕿᓚᓈᕆᔭᖓ ᓯᓐᓇᒃᑐᖕᖑᐊᓪᓚᓪᖤᓚᐅᖅᐸᒃᖢᒍ ᓄᓇᒥ ᓇ`ᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᒃᓴᒥᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᕋᓛᓕᐅᕈᒪᓪᓗᓂ, ᐳᓚᕋᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑕᒪᐅᖓ ᓄᓇᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᓯᕙᖅᓯᒪᕕᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥᒃ. “ᖃᓪᓗᓈᓂᒥᐅᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᖏᑦᑐᓄᑦ. ᑕᒫᓂᕐᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᓄᑦ ᐊᓯᕙᖅᓯᒪᓚᐅᑲᒍᒪᔪᓄᑦ. ᐃᒻᒪᖄ ᐃᓛᓐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᓂᒃ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓂᑦ ᐊᓯᕙᖅᓯᒪᕕᐅᖃᖅᑕᕐᓗᓂ ᐃᓛᓐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑎᑦᑎᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ, ᐃᓱᒪᓇᕐᒪᑦ...