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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.

A boo-tiful night to remember

Fewer chills and more thrills are on the agenda for Halloween night. The Frobisher Inn is planning a multi-room haunted house in its Koojesse Ballroom for the children and youth of Iqaluit. "We're going to do...

FANS delays jeopardize student education, Scholarship supports doctor-in-the-making, Is there a plan for freshwater...

Addressing Minister of Family Services Johnny Mike, Baker Lake MLA Simeon Mikkungwak said four Baker Lake residents attending post-secondary education in Ontario almost didn't get to go because of troubles accessing the Financial Assistance...

High school students encouraged to work the election

Elections Nunavut is looking for high school students to work as poll and registration clerks. "This is an excellent opportunity if you want to learn more about how elections are run, earn money and gain...

Is Nunavut’s future in the sky or under water?

The internet will soon be a lot faster. By the end of 2019, Nunavut residents in each community will have access to internet speeds to a maximum of 15 megabits per second (Mbps), up...

Widespread support for new law students

  The Nunavut Court of Justice and the Supreme Court of Canada were on hand to welcome the territory's law class of 2021 at a ceremony Sept. 11 before a full house of friends, family...

Housing construction on track

Nunavut Housing Corporation (NHC) says 90 new housing units announced last fall are on track for completion by fall 2018. "The projects were tendered and contracted in March and April of this year, so the...

Will Bill 37 survive?

Many may want to see Bill 37 – An Act to Amend the Education Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act – die when in the legislative assembly's last sitting, which starts Sept. 12. But the...

Inuit voices missing in tuberculosis history

  A Manitoba researcher is hoping Inuit will contribute to a multi-year research project about historical experiences of tuberculosis. Indigenous Histories of Tuberculosis in Manitoba is University of Winnipeg associate professor Mary Jane McCallum's project. She...

Home-grown doctor in the making

Life is hectic for recent high-school graduate Anchaleena Mandal. She's off to study science, then medicine, in the south. Mandal "respectfully declined" a $50,000 scholarship at Western University in London, Ont. when she learned she...

Agnico Eagle apologizes for boat launch congestion

A weekend of congestion at the Itivia boat launch has prompted an explanation from Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., the company that runs the Meliadine gold project near Rankin Inlet. As three phases of construction begin...

Canada 150 events planned across the territory

With Canada 150 funding, the Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association (NACA) has so far approved funding for 16 projects in 11 communities. The $350,000 of federal funding was first announced in October of last year...

Rankin visitor centre surplus fund transferred to Kitikmeot project

  Rankin Inlet South MLA Alexander Sammurtok wasn't especially pleased that surplus funds had been transferred from the Kivalliq Visitor Centre project to the Grays Bay Road and Port Project. "Can the minister provide an update...

NIRB kicks off oil and gas strategic assessment

With $2.6 million of federal funding and a two-year time frame, the Nunavut Impact Review Board hope to complete an Oil and Gas Strategic Environmental Assessment for Baffin Bay and Davis Strait (SEA) to...

Withdraw Bill 37, ITK tells GN

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) has received the full weight of support from Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami's (ITK) board of directors in its call for the Government of Nunavut to withdraw Bill 37. Bill 37 would see...

Iqaluit town hall meeting: Who should police the police?

Iqaluit - On the heels of three recent RCMP-related deaths, a townhall meeting was held in Iqaluit May 23 to discuss option related to police oversight. All three incidents -- the deaths of a 39-year-old...

What next for Bill 37?

Education minister Paul Quassa says it's vital Bill 37 to amend the Education Act and the Inuit Language Protect Act pass in some form. "If the dates for Inuktitut and English or French bilingual education...

Families struggle to find graves of loved ones taken South with deadly tuberculoisis

NUNAVUT - Family members who are searching for the graves of loved ones taken south for tuberculosis treatment are mostly on their own. Information is picked up here and there, wherever they can find...

Bill 37 dead?

The committee reviewing the controversial Bill 37 to amend the Education Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act will recommend it be dropped."When the House reconvenes for its spring sitting, the standing committee will...