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Michele LeTourneau

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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.

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...

ᐱᓐᖑᐊᖅ ᑲᔪᓯᓂᖓ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᑭᒃᑯᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓂᒃ ᑲᔪᓯᖃᑕᐅᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ

ᐱᓕᕆᔪᒻᒪᕆᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᓐᖑᐊᖅ, ᒥᑭᔪᖅ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᑉᐸᓂ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐸᖕᓂᖅᑑᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᑕᐃᑲᖓᑦ ᐊᓪᓚᕕᖃᓕᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᕚᓐᑰᕙ, ᐳᕆᑎᔅᑲᓚᑉᐱᐊᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓕᓐᓯ, ᐋᓐᑎᐅᕆᔪᒥ. ᓯᑉᑕᐱᕆᒥ, ᑖᒃᑯᐊ Startup Canada-ᑯᑦ ᐅᐱᒋᔭᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᒥᑭᔪᒥᒃ ᑲᑉᐸᓂᒥᒃ ᐃᓅᓯᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᑕᕆᔭᐅᒍᑎᒥᒃ, ᐃᓕᑕᕆᔭᐅᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᐊᒃᑐᐱᕆ 19-ᒥ, Shaw...

Dept. of Health urges influenza vaccination

With two cases of the flu already in the territory, the Department of Health launched its annual flu shot campaign across the territory. Deputy chief medical officer of health Mike Patterson said flu season has...

Small business tax changes bad for Nunavummiut

While the Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce (BRCC) is busy collecting input from business owners in the region, the federal government – responding to public pressure – has scaled back some of its proposed...

Arctic Bay’s hamlet employees vote to strike

Thirty unionized Hamlet of Arctic Bay employees took a strike vote Oct. 23 as they looked likely to head into a conciliation process. The collective agreement between the hamlet and its employees expired in December...

Pinnguaq’s success helps spread success

Never a dull day at Pinnguaq, the small technology and tech-education company that launched in Pangnirtung, and has since expanded with offices in Vancouver, B.C. and Lindsay, Ont. In September, Startup Canada honoured the small...

On the road to responsible drinking

The Nunavut Liquor Commission wants to change the way Nunavummiut think about alcohol. "We're trying to move away from the binge-drinking culture, toward a more responsible culture," said manager of corporate policy for the Department...

Pangnirtung — Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles — updated

Pangnirtung will see Harry Dialla, Margaret Nakashuk and Hesakiah Oshutapik challenge incumbernt Johnny Mike at the polls Oct. 30. Oshutapik did not respond to survey requests.   Harry John Dialla Reason for running: I think our community concerns...

10,000 hours leads to success

Once a student support assistant, Gabriel Ulayok, on the urging of his brother and a friend, signed up at Meadowbank Gold Mine as a haul truck driver in 2012. Almost six years later, he is...

10,000-ᓂᒃ ᐃᑲᕐᕋᓂᒃ ᐱᐊᓂᒃᓯᔪᖅ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᒃᑯᑕᖅᑖᖅᖢᓂᓗ

ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑎᓂᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ, ᒋᐳᕆᐊᓕ ᐅᓛᔪᒃ, ᐊᔪᐃᓐᓇᖅᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᓚᒥᓄᑦ, ᐊᑎᓕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᓐᓂᕐᒪᑦ ᒥᑐᐹᖕᒥ ᒎᓗᓂᒃ ᐅᔭᕋᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᐊᖁᑎᐅᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐳᐊᕆᔭᐅᑎᕐᔪᐊᓂᒃ ᐅᓯᑲᖅᑕᐅᑎᓂᒃᓗ ᓄᓇᒃᑰᔫᓂᒃ 2012-ᒥ. ᐅᑭᐅᑦ ᐱᖓᓲᔪᖅᑐᑦ ᓈᓯᒪᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᑕᕝᕙᓂ ᐅᔭᕋᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐅᐱᒋᔭᐅᑦᑎᐊᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᐱᐊᓂᒃᓯᓯᒪᓕᕐᒪᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᒋᐊᓕᖕᓂᒃ - ᐊᖁᑎᐅᓪᓗᓂ RH120 ᐳᐊᕆᔭᐅᑎᕐᔪᐊᒥᒃ ᐊᖁᑎᐅᓂᕐᒥᒃ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕆᓚᐅᖅᑕᖓ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᔨᖓᑕ ᒌᐳᕆᐊᓕ ᐋᓐᑐᐊᓐ ᑰᑏ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ...

Private partners good for hamlets with resources

The Hamlet of Kugluktuk is looking to take matters into its own hands, as government policies and timelines have left the hamlet waiting too long for a facility that allows residents to remain in...

Uqqummiut — Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

Incumbent Pauloosie Keyootak faces contenders Jerry Natanine and Johnathan Palluq for the Uqqummiut seat, ehich include the communities of Clyde River and Qikiqtarjuaq. Keyootak and Natanine did not respond to survey requests. Johnathan Palluq Reason for...

Tununiq — Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

Jeannie Mills and David Qamaniq challenge incumbent Joe Enook for the Tununiq seat. Qamaniq did not respond to survey requests and Enook declined to participate.   Jeannie Mills Reason for running: I have been a community health nurse...

Pangnirtung — Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

Pangnirtung will see Harry Dialla, Margaret Nakashuk and Hesakiah Oshutapik challenge incumbernt Johnny Mike at the polls Oct. 30. Mike and Oshutapik did not respond to survey requests by deadline.   Harry John Dialla Reason for running: I...

Iqaluit-Sinaa — Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

Adamee Itorcheak, incumbent Paul Okalik, Cindy Rennie and Elisapee Sheutiapik will battle it out in Iqaluit-Sinaa for a seat in the territory's Fifth Legislative Assembly. Itorcheak did not submit a survey.   Paul Okalik   Reason for running:   I...

Hudson Bay — Nunavut Election 2017 candidate profiles

Former two-term MLA Peter Kattuk, incumbent Allan Rumbolt and Peter Qavvik vie for Hudson Bay. Rumbolt and Qavvik did not respond to survey requests. Peter Kattuk   Reason for running:   Sanikiluaq is more isolated from the territory of...