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Michele LeTourneau first arrived at NNSL's headquarters in Yellowknife in1998, with a BA honours in Theatre. For four years she documented the arts across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Following a very short stint as a communications officer with the Government of the Northwest Territories, Michele spent a decade at a community-based environmental monitoring board in the mining industry, where she worked with Inuit, Chipewyan, Tlicho, Yellowknives Dene and Metis elders to help develop traditional knowledge and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit contributions for monitoring and management plans. She rejoined NNSL and moved to Iqaluit in May 2014 to write for Nunavut News. Michele has received a dozen awards for her work with NNSL.

Location of debris from Russian rocket unknown

The launch of the European Space agency's Sentinel 5 Precursor satellite, aboard the Russian Rokot carrier rocket, took place as scheduled from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia the morning of Oct. 13, despite...

WWF demands protection of Nunavut rivers

World Wildlife Fund Canada's has concluded an ecological analysis of Canada's 10 longest rivers, including three in Nunavut, and is demanding protective regulations for these waterways. In its report titled Wild Rivers, it recognizes the...

Produce from a can?

A sea can full of greens may not solve food insecurity, but that's not the main aim of a project called The Growcer, which is more concerned with food sovereignty and economic wellness. "There's no...

ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒥᓂ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᓐᓇᖅᑐᖅ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᑦᑎᓐᓄᑦ

ᐱᖑᐊᖅᑎ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓂᒃ ᐃᔾᔪᐊᕆᔨ ᑯᕆᔅᑏᓐ ᑐᑐ, 22-ᓂᒃ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓕᒃ, ᓇᒃᓴᖃᑦᑕᕐᒪᑦ ᐃᔾᔪᔪᒥᒃ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᓚᐅᕈᓯᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᑦᓯᒪᔪᒥᒃ, ᐃᓕᑕᕆᔭᐅᔪᓯᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑲᑎᖅᓱᐃᕕᒋᓯᒪᓪᓗᓂᐅᒃᓗ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᒥᐅᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥᐅᓂᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᓂᓪᓗ ᑕᑯᕋᓐᓈᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᓄᑦ ᐱᖑᐊᕐᕕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᓂᑦ ᒫᓐᓇᕋᑖᖅ ᐃᓕᑕᕆᔭᐅᕋᑖᕐᒥᔪᖅ ᕿᕕᐅᖅ ᐅᑎᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᖑᐊᖅᑎᖏᑦ. ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᑕᑯᕋᓐᓈᖅᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐱᖅᑯᓯᑐᖃᖅᑎᑐᑦ ᐱᖑᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᖃᒡᒋᐅᒃᑯᓐᓂ, ᑐᑐᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᖑᐊᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᓕᑉᒪᑕ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐱᖑᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᑕᑯᕋᓐᓈᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐋᑐᕚᒥ...

Ottawa Police to investigate Baker Lake death

A Baker Lake man has died following a police chase in that community. Baker Lake RCMP received a call regarding a possible impaired driver at approximately 5:15 p.m. Oct. 11, according to a news release. "Upon...

ᒎᒍᓪᑯᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕆᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᑦ ᖄᖓᓂᒥᐅᓂᒃ

ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᖅᐹᒥ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᒥᕐᖑᐃᖅᓯᕕᒥ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᖃᐅᖏᑦᑑᒐᓗᐊᖅ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᐃᓚᓕᐅᑎᔭᐅᓯᒪᓕᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᖅᑯᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓱᔪᖑᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᖅᑕᐅᖃᑕᐅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᓇᒦᓕᕆᐊᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒥ ᓄᓇᖑᐊᑎᒍᑦ ᐱᑕᖃᓕᖅᑐᖅ. “ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᖑᐊᓕᐅᖅᑎᓂ ᐱᐅᓂᖅᐹᒥᒃ ᐋᕿᒃᓱᐃᓇᓱᐊᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᒐᑦᑕ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᑦ ᓄᓇᖓ ᖃᓄᑎᒋ ᐊᒃᑎᒋᓂᖓᓂᒃ ᑕᑯᑎᑦᑎᔪᒪᓪᓗᑕ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᑎᒍᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᖑᐊᓕᐅᖅᖢᑕ ᐊᑐᓂ ᑕᑯᔭᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᓂ ᑲᓇᑕᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᒎᒍᓪᑯᑦ ᑕᕐᕆᔭᐅᑏᑦ ᑕᑯᔭᐅᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐊᕐᒪᑕ ᒎᒍᓪᑯᑦ...

Brighter lights and savings in four communities

Streetlight makeovers in four Nunavut communities, which began in 2016, are almost complete. "We're moving to light emitting diodes – LED lights – in various communities, and there's a couple of high-level reasons," said Qulliq...

Google takes viewers to the top of the world

Quttinirpaaq National Park may not have streets, but it's now included in Google Street View's extensive digital mapping library. "We are always looking to improve our maps to reflect the vast geography of Canada and...

Heritage centre comes into focus with $10 million in pledges

Momentum is building for Inuit to reclaim artifacts and bring them home. Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) pledged $5 million toward a planned Nunavut Heritage Centre at its annual general meeting which concluded Oct. 26. "I am...

Affordable food co-operative thriving

What began in 2014 as an effort by five core volunteers to bring fresh, high-quality and affordable produce to the capital is now a newly incorporated community cooperative with several projects on the go.     IqaluEAT...

In Iqaluit upset, Lightstone wins over deputy premier

Iqaluit-Manirajak elected Nunavut's youngest MLA Oct. 31 – Adam Arreak Lightstone – after he went to bed. Polls for the riding came in late, after midnight. But by then, unofficially, he knew he'd beaten incumbent...

ᐃᒪᐃᓐᓂᐊᕋᓱᒋᔭᐅᔪᑦ ᓇᓚᐅᑦᑖᕈᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᓂ ᓱᓕᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᒪᓕᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ 16-ᓂ 22-ᓂᒃ ᓂᕈᐊᕋᓱᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ

ᑖᓐᓇ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᕖᔅᐳᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᐱᖅᑯᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᑉ ᐃᓱᓕᕝᕕᐊᓂ ᐅᒃᑑᐸ 31-ᖑᓚᐅᖏᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓇᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓇᓚᐅᑦᑖᕈᑕᐅᓚᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᓱᓕᓚᐅᖅᕐᒪᑕ 16-ᓂ ᑖᒃᑯᓇᓂ 22-ᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᕕᐅᓇᓱᐊᖅᑐᓂ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒃᓴᓂᒃ. ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ, ᐃᒪᐃᓕᖓᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᐱᒋᐊᖓᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᒧᑦ ᕌᐱᓐ ᐊᓇᕗᐊᒃᒧᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒥᖓ ᑐᐊᕕᖅᖢᓂ ᐋᕿᒃᓱᐃᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ. ᓇᓚᐅᑦᑖᕈᑎᖃᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓵᓪᓚᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᒃᓴᕐᕕᒃᔪᐊᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᐋᑐᕚᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᐅᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᖅ, ᒫᓐᓇ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ...

Voter turnout drops five percentage points

Voter turnout for the 2017 territorial election fell to 65 per cent, down from 2013's 70 per cent. Iqaluit ridings, along with Netsilik, had the lowest turnout – below 60 per cent – while Arviat...

ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᓯᐸᐃᔪᖃᓚᐅᕐᒪᑦ, ᓚᐃᑦᓯᑑᓐ ᐊᑭᓯᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᐅᑉ ᑐᖓᓕᖓᓂᒃ

ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ-ᒪᓂᕋᔭᒃᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᒪᒃᑯᖕᓂᖅᐹᖑᓪᓗᓂ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒃᓴᓂ ᐅᒃᑑᐸ 31-ᒥ - ᐋᑕᒥ ᐋᕆᐊᖅ ᓚᐃᑦᓯᑑᓐ - ᓯᓂᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᑕᒫᓂ ᓂᕈᐊᕈᑎᕕᓃᑦ ᐊᑯᓂ ᓈᓴᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᑭᖑᕙᖅᖢᑎᒃ, ᐅᓐᓄᐊᕌᓗᒃᑯᑦ ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᖁᓛᓂ ᐊᓂᒍᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᐃᓐᓇᓚᐅᕋᓂ ᓯᕗᓂᖓᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᕙᒌᓕᖅᑐᕕᓂᖅ ᐊᑭᓯᓂᐊᕆᐊᒥᓂᒃ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᔪᒥᒃ ᒨᓂᑲ ᐃᐊᓪ-ᑲᓇᔪᕐᒥᒃ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂᓕ ᐅᒃᐱᕆᓗᐊᓚᐅᖏᑕᖓ. “ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᓯᕗᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᓪᓘᕋᑖᖅᑐᓂ (ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓇᓱᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ),...

Amateur poll correctly predicts 16 of 22 ridings

A survey run on Facebook the weekend before the Oct. 31 territorial election correctly predicted 16 of the 22 soon-to-be MLAs. The survey, said its creator Robin Anawak, was a spur-of-the-moment thing. The budding pollster...

Tricks and treats postponed in Nunavut capital

Mother Nature is providing all the chills and thrills today. With the announcement from the City of Iqaluit that it was shutting down the morning of Oct. 31, all human Halloween activities and celebrations were...

Nunavut Election 2017 – Incumbent Keyootak victor in Uqqummiut

Pauloosie Keyootak now has the opportunity to serve a full term as MLA for Uqqummiut. Qikiqtarjuaq's Keyootak declared victory over Clyde River hero Jerry Natanine, who helped ensure seismic testing would not take place in...

Nunavut Election 2017 — Tununiq’s first of three polls reports

Tuniniq reports its first of three polls with incumbent Joe Enook in the lead with 117 votes. David Qamaniq follows with 84 and Jeannie Mills trails with 56.

Impromptu survey shows close calls in Nunavut election

Robin Anawak decided to design a survey during the last days before the election. "This is NOT a scientific survey. We had 133 responses, and I do not know where they came from. I think...

Impromptu survey shows close calls

Robin Anawak decided to design a survey during the last days before the election. "This is NOT a scientific survey. We had 133 responses, and I do not know where they came from. I think...