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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.

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...

Putting the pedal to the gravel

There will be races and jumps galore next summer on Cape Dorset's new outdoor BMX track, the vision of three dedicated volunteers. "We wanted to give them a space to be able to ride their...

Isuma showcase in Toronto

Thirty years of Iglulik Inuit video art from Isuma, Arnait and Artcirq will be on exhibit at the 2017 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto, Oct. 16 to 21. "This anniversary presents an opportunity...

Transport Canada responds to wildlife board

In response to the Kitikmeot Regional Wildlife Board calling for a shutdown of Northwest Passage routes between October and July to protect caribou, Transport Canada is reiterating its commitment to "engaging" with various agencies,...

ᐸᕐᑦ ᕼᐊᓇ-ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓇᖅ: ᐱᐅᖅᓱᐊᕆᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ

ᐅᓪᓗᓂᒃ 8-ᓂᒃ ᐃᓄᑑᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᓇᒦᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ, ᐊᓯᐅᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᖕᒥᐅᖅ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎ ᐸᕐᓴᖅᑕᐅᒋᐊᖃᓕᓚᐅᒪᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐅᓇᑕᖅᑐᒃᓴᐃᑦ ᖃᖓᑕᓲᖅᑎᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᐅᓪᓗᓂᒃ 8-ᓂᒃ ᐊᓯᐅᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᓇᒥ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᕋᑖᖅᑐᒥ ᓯᑎᐱᕆᒥ ᑐᒃᑐᓯᐅᕆᐊᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᐸᕐᑦ ᕼᐊᓇ-ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓇᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᖑᖃᑎᒥᓄᑦ ᐱᒃᑯᒥᒋᔭᐅᓂᕐᒥᓂᒃ. ᐅᓇᑕᖅᑐᒃᓴᒃᑯᑦ ᕿᓂᖅᑎᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐸᕐᓴᐃᔨᖏᓐᓄᓪᓗ ᐱᐅᓕᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᖕᒥᐅᖅ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᓴᓂᕋᔭᖕᒧᖓᐅᔭᐅᔪᕕᓂᑦ ᓯᑎᐱᕆ 22-ᒥ. “ᐊᒃᓱᐊᓗᒃ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒃᑲ ᖁᕕᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ...

Major shipping proposal put forward in Resolute Bay

Sarah Salluviniq and Mike Stephens are prepared to purchase a survey vessel and provide a wide range of services, including Northwest Passage floor mapping and cruise ship escorts. They're just waiting on approval from the...

Bart Hanna-Kappianaq survives seven days alone on the land after getting lost while hunting

After seven days lost on the land during a September hunting trip Bart Hanna-Kappianaq is reassured that he's cared for dearly. Military searchers rescued the Iglulik resident and initially took him to Hall Beach on...

Persistent polar bears intrude on Resolute

There's something polar bears like about Resolute, because they keep coming back. Two mothers, each with a pair of cubs, and an adult male have been spotted around the community, mostly at night during the...

Kugluktuk has its MLA

Mila Adjukak Kamingoak doesn't have to run a race for the MLA's seat in Kugluktuk but she's planning to seek input from residents anyway. "I'm still going to go out and campaign door to...

Iglulik makes pitch for craft shop

When a cruise ship arrived in Iglulik over the summer and passengers went door-to-door in search of crafts, Greg Morash decided to seek a solution. Morash is working on an application to the Canadian Northern...

ᐃᒡᓗᓕᖕᒥᐅᑦ ᐊᔪᐃᓐᓇᐅᑎᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᓴᓇᕕᒃᓴᒥᓂᒃ

ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓂᑦ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᒃᑯᑦ ᓂᐅᕈᑲᑕᒃᑐᓂᒃ ᑎᑭᑦᑐᖃᕌᖓᑦ ᐊᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᖕᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᐳᓚᕋᑲᑕᓕᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑕ ᑕᑯᕚᒃᓴᖅᓯᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᓂᒃ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂᑦ, ᒍᕆᒃ ᒧᕌᔅ ᑕᒪᑐᒥᖓ ᐋᕐᑭᒃᓯᓇᓱᐊᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ. ᒧᕌᔅ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᐅᑎᓂᒃ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᖓᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᓴᐅᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂᑦ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᓴᓇᕕᓕᐊᖑᔪᒪᔪᖅ ᑲᔪᓯᑦᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᕋᔭᕐᒪᖔᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᖁᓪᓗᒍ, ᑕᒫᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖓᓂ ᐱᑕᖃᕆᐊᖃᓪᓗᑐᕐᒪᑦ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑦᑐᒥᒃ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᓴᓇᕕᖕᒥᒃ. “ᑕᐃᒃᑯᐊ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᖏᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑕᐅᑎᑦᑎᔪᓐᓇᖅᐸᑕ...

ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᑲᐅᓂᖅᓴᐅᓕᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᖅ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ

ᑉᕆᔅᑕᓐ ᑲᐸᑲᑐᐊᖅ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᔭᒃᓴᖃᓗᐊᖅᑕᐃᓕᒪᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᒃᓱᕉᑎᖃᕈᒪᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᐅᑎᒥᓂᒃ. ᑐᕌᒐᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᐃᓕᓵᓂᒃᑯᓂ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᕐᒥᑦ ᑐᖓᓕᖓᓂ ᐃᓕᓴᕐᕕᐊᓂᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ, ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐃᓕᓴᐅᑎᓂ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᐅᑎᑕᖏᑦ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒥᓂᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᐊᐅᔭᖅ ᐊᒃᓱᐊᓗᒃ ᐱᔭᒃᓴᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ. ᑖᓐᓇ 17-ᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ ᐊᐅᓚᖅᓯᒪᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᕗᐃᓂᐲᒃᒧᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᑦ ᐱᖑᐊᖅᑎᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᓱᖅᑕᐅᖏᓱᓂ ᐱᔨᑦᓯᕋᖅᑎᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᖅᑎᐅᓪᓗᓂ...

Making Kugluktuk better for youth

Preston Kapakatoak has reduced his extra-curricular schedule a bit to concentrate on his school work. He's aiming to graduate from Kugluktuk High School next year, so his studies are a priority, but what a summer...

Kugaaruk faces accommodations crunch

Kugaaruk has one motel with six rooms, but close to 100 people have landed in the community to do work, most of it related to construction. With the motel booked solid, visiting Justice officials were...

Resolute wants dump moved from historical site

The site where the first exiled residents of Resolute took shelter is buried in garbage and the community's mayor wants the situation addressed quickly. "It's very important because it's where our community was and that's...

ᐃᓐᓇᑐᖃᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒃᑐᖅ ᕿᖓᐅᓕᐊᓚᐅᕋᒥ

ᐅᓪᓗᐃᑦ ᓯᑕᒪᑦ ᐊᓂᒍᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᑎᓚᐅᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᕿᖓᐅᒥᑦ, ᐃᓐᓇᑐᖃᖅ ᐄᕙ ᑲᑯᓚᒃ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒃᑐᒻᒪᕆᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓱᓕ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓪᓗᓂᓗ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᐃᑦᓱᒪᓂ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᖃᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂ ᕿᖓᐅᒥ. “ᐃᓗᐃᑦᑑᓕᖅᐳᖓ. ᐆᒻᒪᑎᒻᓄᑦ ᐱᐅᕗᖅ ᒫᓐᓇ ᓱᓕ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. “ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓗᒃᑖᖅ ᓱᓕ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓇᓕᖅᐳᖓ ᒎᑎᒧᑦ ᐊᐃᔭᐅᓚᐅᖏᓐᓂᒻᓂ. ᖁᕕᐊᓱᑦᓯᐊᕋᒪ.” ᑲᑯᓚᒃ ᓯᑕᒪᒋᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᓐᓇᑐᖃᖅ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᓯᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓯᑉᑕᐱᕆ 9-13-ᒧᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᐊᓛᑐᖃᒥ − ᐃᑲᕋᖅ...