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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.

Tiny and mighty, with a dream

In her second year of the environmental technology program at Nunavut Arctic College, Anu Boucher is a young woman with a dream. Boucher's dream is to have her own camp, to get into the tourism...

Qaggiavuut reaches design phase

Qaggiavuut's dream of a performance centre for the territory is one step closer to reality with the addition of a world-class architecture firm to the team. Without a design and projected costs, Qaggiavuut has been...

ᐅᓐᓄᒃ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᒐᒃᓴᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ

ᑐᔪᒥᕕᒃ Frobisher Inn ᐃᒡᓗᕈᓯᕐᓂᒃ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᕗᑦ ᑕᐃᑲᓂ ᐃᒡᓗᕈᓯᕐᒥ  Koojesse Ballroomᒥ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᓪᓗ ᐃᖃᓗᐃᓂ. “ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ ᐅᐸᒃᑕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᑎᑐᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᕐᓂᐊᖅᐸᕗᑦ, ᐃᓯᕈᓐᓇᖁᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓱᕈᓯᑦ ... ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓇᖅᑐᖑᐊᖃᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᑕᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᓐᖑᐊᖅᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒡᓗ ᖁᕕᐊᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑲᑉᐱᐊᓇᖑᐊᕐᓗᑎᒃ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓯᑎᕕᓐ ᑮᓐᔅ. “ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕈᑎᒃᓴᖃᖅᑎᓐᓂᐊᖅᐸᕗᑦ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑭᒻ ᑳᑉᐳ, ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂᓗ ᐃᒫᓃᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᐋᐳᓂᒃ ᑮᓯᓇᓱᐊᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᑮᓐᔅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ...

Taptuna will not seek re-election

Premier Peter Taptuna is not seeking re-election Oct. 30. In a phone interview with Nunavut News/North in August, Taptuna was uncertain whether he would run again. "My boss hasn't decided yet," he said, referring to his...

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...

Owner says tickets for draw in-store promotion, not raffle

Iqaluit residents are up in arms this month over what appears to be an unlicensed raffle. The draw was advertised as a fundraiser for "BEAT Basketball, in support of an annual trip and tournament to...

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...

Inuit celebrate another environmental win

  Inuit saw the summer's second environmental win Aug. 14 with the announcement in Pond Inlet of the final boundary of the national marine conservation area Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound).   "Today is an important day for...

Gulf slow-down not affecting sealift

  A temporary measure to protect North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence put into effect Aug. 11 has no consequences on sealift schedules in Nunavut, according to the two companies servicing...

Iqaluit in the dark for 3.5 hours

  Not since January 2014 has Iqaluit seen as lengthy a power outage as it did the evening of Aug. 11. Iqalungmiut took to Facebook and Twitter, wondering what was going on when power wasn't restored...

Citizen accuses City of Iqaluit of ignoring vandalism

  Resident Janet Armstrong is not happy that the city is overlooking vandalism in the capital, and she wants answers. Armstrong appeared before city council in Iqaluit Aug. 8 and asked several pointed questions. She came...

Food centre clients benefit from royal visit

Clients atthe Qayuqtuvik Society's food centre in Iqaluit may see culinary benefits from a brief meeting between their chef Michael Lockley and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall earlier this summer. Lockley received a gift in the...

Population outpaces growth of Inuktut

A new report from Statistics Canada stating there are more Inuktut speakers now than there were in 2011 might seem like good news – but those numbers are deceptive. "From 2011 to 2016, the number...