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Derek Neary

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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.

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...

Polar bears and CATS

As of April 24 there were only two polar bear hunting tags still outstanding out of the original 24 issued in late October, said Mark Jr. Karlik, manager of the Kurtairujuark Hunters & Trappers...

New youth centre schedule ready to roll

Cape Dorset's youth centre will host more than youth over the coming months. There are a number of activities for youth, of course, but adults and elders will be invited to play pool, darts...

Sexual assault victims not guaranteed any money

Longtime Nunavut business leader Ike Haulli's sexual assault victims were awarded $1.2 million, collectively, in a recent civil court case but now those victims must wait and see whether they get to collect any...

Helping Americans in the Arctic

What happens if a cruise ship arrives in a Canadian Arctic community and one or more of the many American passengers on board encounters difficulties, such as a lost passport, serious illness or trouble...

ᖁᓄᔪᓐᓂᐊᖅᑕᐅᔪᕕᓃᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᐅᓯᐊᔭᖏᑦᑐᑦ

ᐊᑯᓂ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᒐᖃᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᓂ ᐊᐃᒃ ᕼᐊᐅᓕ ᖁᓄᔪᓐᓂᐊᖅᓯᕙᖕᓂᕐᒪᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᑭᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᓄᑕᖅᑲᓂᒃ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᐃᕕᒃᑎᒍᑦ ᐊᑭᓖᑎᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᕋᓗᐊᕐᒪᑦ, $1.22-ᒥᓕᐊᓐᑖᓚᓂᒃ ᑲᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᕐᓂᕐᓗᒃᑕᕕᓂᕐᒥᓄᑦ, ᒫᓐᓇᕋᑖᖅ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᔭᐅᓂᑯᓄᑦ ᖁᓄᔪᓐᓂᐊᖅᑕᕕᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᓄᑕᕋᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑕᐃᒫᑎᒋ ᐊᑭᓖᔪᓐᓇᔮᖏᑕᖏᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᖏᑦᑐᑦ ᑐᑭᑖᕈᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᐃᖅᑲᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ. ᕼᐊᐅᓕ, ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᐅᓪᓗᓂᓗ ᓴᓇᕕᖕᒥᓂᒃ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᖕᒥ Savik Enterprises Ltd.ᑯᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ...

Journey to journeyperson almost complete for Mike Netser

There's a discernible mix of excitement and determination in Mike Netser's voice when he discusses how eager he is to reach journeyman housing maintainer status. He's only one one module and dwindling number of apprenticeship...

Merkosak Construction has adapted to a changing business environment

Simon Merkosak is a businessman who realizes the value of partnerships. When he got Merkosak Construction off the ground in 1988, purchasing heavy equipment was out of reach, so he struck a deal with...

KIA vows to keep pursuing Grays Bay project

The president of the Kitikmeot Inuit Association says his organization will not give up on the $554-million Grays Bay Road and Port (GRBP) project even though Ottawa recently rejected the Government of Nunavut's request...

Hundreds involved in carving program

Hundreds of residents took part in a three-month carving program that wrapped up in early April. The initiative, intended to promote carving in Kugluktuk, got elementary students and some high school students involved through the...

Hamlet training program pays off

The Hamlet of Igloolik recently hired two trainees as full-time, permanent employees and there's a possibility that a third trainee may be offered a job as well. The new staff members – finance clerk Adrianna...

Capitalizing on science

Three Kitikmeot students will be boarding flights to Ottawa in May to compete in the Canada-Wide Science Fair. The pupils earned spots at the national competition by placing in the top three at the...

Iglulik man gets life in prison for brutal murder

Editor's note: this article contains graphic details about a murder, which readers may find disturbing. A judge has sentenced Steven Akittirq to life imprisonment with no chance of parole for 14 years after he killed...

Franklin ships ownership transfer likely weeks away

The Government of Canada is expected to announce official Canadian possession of the Franklin shipwrecks by the end of April, according to the chair of the Franklin Interim Advisory Committee. "From my understanding it's somewhere...

Kitikmeot entrepreneurs on the rise

Inspire Nunavut, a program that trains entrepreneurs, is complete in Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk, but the business benefits for local youth are just beginning. Following six months of training, youth from both communities are in...

RCMP officer dies off duty near Kugluktuk

RCMP are investigating the off-duty death of a Mountie near Kugluktuk. The officer died as a result of a snowmobile accident near an area known as Bloody Falls in Kugluk Territorial Park, approximately 20 minutes...