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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.

All-terrain vehicle accident kills two men

Two men died when an all-terrain vehicle overturned on Aug. 11 on the outskirts of Gjoa Haven, according to RCMP. The incident occurred during the early morning hours, about 30 km outside of the community,...

Huge char tip the scales and stretch measuring tapes at Nunavut derbies

Fishing derbies took place in several Nunavut communities during the first week of August, and top competitors reeled in big prize money. In Kugluktuk, some large char were pulled from the water. The heaviest specimen...

Murderer granted legal assistance for his appeal

Justice Neil Sharkey has ordered that the Attorney General pay for costs associated with an appeal by Jeffrey Salomonie, who was convicted of first-degree murder in 2016. Salomonie, found guilty in the 2009 death of...

ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓪᓚᕆᒃᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕆᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᐊᒋᔭᐅᕗᖅ

ᐊᑏᓐ ᐊᑕᑕᕼᐊᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᐱᓴ ᔅᑎᐅᕆᑦ ᓱᕋᒃᓯᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᓇᐃᑦᑐᓂ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓪᓚᕆᒃᓯᒪᔪᓂᑦ ᐊᖏᔪᕐᒧᐊᒻᒪᕆᐊᓘᔪᒥ. ᑕᕐᕆᔭᓕᐊᖓ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᓄᑐᖃᕐᒧᑦ ᐋᓚᓯ "ᕼᐃᑦᑯᐊᒃ" ᐊᔭᓕᒃ ᓵᓚᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᐅᓛᖑᔪᒥ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓪᓚᕆᒃᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕆᔭᐅᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᓯᐊᖓᓐᓂ ᑎᐱᓕᓯ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᒥ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᑕᕐᕆᔭᓕᐊᓄᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᕋᓴᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᐱᐅᒋᔭᐅᕐᔪᐊᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ. ᑕᕐᕆᔭᓕᐊᖑᔪᖅ, ᑕᐃᔭᐅᔪᒥ ᕼᐃᑦᑯᐊᒃ−ᖑᔪᖓ, ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑕᕐᕆᔭᓕᐅᓄᑦ...

Contaminated waste to be cleaned up in Resolute

Transport Canada has contracted out contaminated landfill cleanups at the Resolute airport starting later this month, work that has been been neglected for decades. Kudlik Construction has been awarded the cleanup contract for nearly $5.2...

Arena mould cleanup contract awarded

The contract to address the mould that led to the shutdown of the Cambridge Bay arena in 2017-18 has been awarded. Community and Government Services (CGS) has selected Qillaq Construction, based in Cambridge Bay, to...

Documentary on Kugluktuk elder goes viral

Adine Atatahak and Tabitha Stirrett have broken into the world of short documentaries in a monumental way. Their film on Kugluktuk elder Alice "Hitkoak" Ayalik won the Best Documentary award at the Tbilisi International Children...

Operation Nanook swings into high gear; Rangers will play key role

Sgt. Roger Hitkolok plans to lead seven other Kugluktuk Rangers on a boat trip to Victoria Island this week to help track activity in the Northwest Passage. They're part of Operation Nanook, an annual military...

Bringing new, meaningful colour to Cape Dorset

Three months of artistic and cultural programming for Cape Dorset youth was set to wrap up with the Quviana Parade on Saturday. Art, dancing hunting were to be among the concepts highlighted as parade...

Iqaluit council appeals for more airline competition

With First Air and Canadian North proposing to merge and alarmed by some recommendations in the GN's Airline Procurement Strategy, Iqaluit city council has passed two resolutions encouraging more airline competition. Coun. Kyle Sheppard's introduced...

The Grizzlies film to debut at Toronto International Film Festival

A movie inspired by the emergence of the Kugluktuk Grizzlies lacrosse program as a tool to combat suicide will premiere at Toronto International Film Festival in September. The Grizzlies, which was partly shot in Iqaluit...

Ice breaks up, char break loose

The Arctic Ocean ice let go around Gjoa Haven on July 24. With the water now open, many residents in the community will quickly get their boats in the water and head out to...

Frigid water awaits fundraising polar bear dippers

The money raised from the annual Polar Bear Dip in Cambridge Bay, to be held Aug. 10, is going to be put toward a future recreation complex, and the more dollars that pour in,...

RCMP seek Inuit recruits in ‘extremely competitive market’

The commanding officer of Nunavut's RCMP is acutely aware of the numbers: only four Inuit police officers remain on his staff of 128 Mounties. There is also one Inuk special constable. That number once stood...

Pond Inlet man accused of pointing rifle at police, domestic assault

While responding to a complaint of domestic violence, RCMP say they wound up staring down the barrel of a rifle at a Pond Inlet home on July 27. The police state that they found the...

Cam Bay fire deemed suspicious; arrest made

The RCMP have arrested an individual in relation to a July 26 fire that caused extensive damage to a residence in a Cambridge Bay multi-unit building. Cambridge Bay Fire Chief Keith Morrison said he's not...

Busy summer of road work in Iglulik

Hamlet crews have been busy fixing and building roads in the community. Two weeks of upgrades to Igloo Point Road recently wrapped up, said senior administrative officer Greg Morash. "Everybody goes out there camping and...

Fatal hit and run occurs in Arviat

The RCMP responded to a report of a deceased male on an Arviat roadway in the early morning hours on Wednesday. The initial investigation by the police, started shortly after 3 a.m., revealed that the...

GN piecing together driver exam services

The Government of Nunavut is working on a schedule to send driver examiners on tours of communities to fill the gap left when RCMP stopped testing drivers as of July 1. The GN also hopes...

Resolute’s Angela Piercey on a path to become manager of Qausuittuq National Park

When Angela Piercey gazes over the landscape at Qausuittuq National Park, she's enchanted by the scenery and the wildlife. "The Peary caribou, they're very important, and they have quite a few muskox over there as...