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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.

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...

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...