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Nunavut Mining: Businessman Patrick Tagoona’s strategy is to diversify

Imagine a Kivalliq region with no gold mining. When businessman Patrick Tagoona pictures it in his mind, he envisions an entirely different line of work for himself. “The likelihood of me being an entrepreneur and getting...

Tuques for newborns heading south as thanks for donated ambulance

As a gesture of gratitude to the Region of Peel in Ontario, a couple of prolific knitters in Iglulik – Maggie Kuplu and Kunnuk Attagutsiak – have fashioned 40 tuques for newborns that will...

Nunavut projects vie for Arctic Inspiration Prize money

Nunavut is going to either win the $1-million Arctic Inspiration Prize or have a share of it. Oona Hipfner, front left, and Jaia Healey-Akearok, front right, are among the youth who have benefitted from the...

‘She was totally amazing’; family and friends pay tribute to June Okalik Klengenberg, who...

June Okalik Klengenberg kept hearts warm with her gentle songs and kept bodies warm with her exceptional handmade parkas. Leslie Klengenberg, June’s granddaughter, gives her a kiss on the cheek while visiting her at the...

Cambridge Bay DEA wants GN to take over school bus service

The Cambridge Bay District Education Authority doesn’t have the funds to fix the community’s untrustworthy school bus so it wants the Government of Nunavut to take responsibility for the service. Cambridge Bay’s school bus hasn’t...

‘ᑕᖅᑳᓃᑎᓪᓗᖓ, ᐃᓱᒪᖅᓱᖅᑑᔮᖅᐳᖓ’

ᑲᔾᔮᕐᓇᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᒥᒃ, ᓯᕿᓂᖅ ᓯᓚᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐸᖓᓕᒃᐸᓕᑦᑎᓂᖅ ᕿᒻᒥᖓᑕ ᐃᓯᒐᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᐳᑎᓕᖕᒥ ᓄᓇᒥᒃ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐊᖏᔪᓂ ᖁᕝᕙᕆᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑕᕙᓐ ᒪᓂᒃ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᓯᒪᔭᖏᓐᓂ. “ᐱᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᑳᕐᓂᓐᓂ ᑖᔅᓱᒥᖓᓕᒫᖅ, ᐃᓂᑦᑎᐊᕙᖕᒦᓚᐅᙱᓚᖓ, ᓂᑲᓪᓗᖓᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ,” ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. “ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᔾᔨᓕᐅᕆᖃᑦᑕᓕᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕿᒧᒃᓯᖅᐸᒃᖢᖓ... ᑕᖅᑳᓃᑎᓪᓗᖓ, ᐃᓱᒪᖅᓱᖅᑑᔮᖅᐳᖓ. ᑲᔾᔮᕐᓇᐃᓐᓇᓲᖅ ᐊᐅᓪᓛᑐᐊᕌᖓᒪ.” ᐅᑭᐊᒃᓵᕐᔪᐊᖑᒐᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐅᑭᐅᕐᒥ ᑖᖏᓐᓇᒐᓚᒃᑲᓗᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᕐᒥ...

Exclusive: ‘When I’m out there, I feel free’

The magnificence of the landscape, the sun on the horizon and the rhythmic pounding of his dog team's paws on the snowy ground have proven to be big boosts to Devon Manik's mindset. "Before I...

Baffinland cuts 586 contract jobs

Baffinland Iron Mines has scaled back its workforce by 586 contract employees. The company stated that the layoffs, made public last week, are due to uncertainty associated with regulatory permit approvals for its phase two...

A new generation of leadership in Taloyoak

A family legacy of political leadership has taken root in a new generation in Taloyoak. Chuck Pizzo-Lyall was elected mayor on Oct. 28. He prevailed over incumbent Simon Qingnaqtuq by a tally of 122-85. Pizzo-Lyall said...

Nunavut couple looking to adopt discouraged by government’s silence

A Nunavut couple feel dejected and are still wondering why they were never given a chance to adopt a child when 69 Nunavummiut children have been removed from the territory to live with adoptive...

Bowhead washes ashore near Kugaaruk

A dead bowhead whale came ashore approximately 80 km from Kugaaruk recently. It was approximately 40-feet in length. A bowhead whale like this one, but approximately 40-feet in length, was found dead on shore about 80...

Speaker of legislative assembly pays homage to the late Ovide Alakannuark

Ovide Alakannuark, former MLA for Kugaaruk and Naujaat, is being remembered for his contributions to Nunavut. Ovide Alakannuak of Kugaaruk works on a fishing spear called a kakivak during a workshop in Cambridge Bay. NNSL...

RCMP investigate stabbing of two dogs in Taloyoak

Two dogs that were stabbed in Taloyoak are expected to make a full recovery after being flown to Yellowknife for treatment, according to the RCMP. The police responded to the incident outside a Taloyoak residence...
A BB gun with compressed air cartridges and pellets. Hustvedt/Wikimedia Commons photo

BB guns aren’t toys, Cape Dorset woman warns

Kuluaqyuk Simeonie says her 10-year-old grandson almost lost an eye. A BB struck his nose, drawing blood, a few weeks ago and the shot was fired by another child, according to Simeonie. "It was the side...

ᔪᐊᑕᓐ ᑕᒃᑭᕉᑉ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᐅᔭᖓᓂ

"ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒃ ᐅᓪᓗᐃᑦ ᑕᑖᖅᐳᑦ." ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᔪᐊᑕᓐ ᑕᒃᑭᕈᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕆᓚᐅᖅᐸᖓ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᖃᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᐸᒃᓯᒪᓂᖓᓂ SHAD-ᒥ, ᑕᖅᑭᓕᒫᒥ ᓇᒻᒥᓂᖃᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᒪᐅᓐᑦ ᐋᓕᓴᓐ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᖅᓴᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᕐᒧᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᓵᒃᕕᐅᓪ. ᓅ ᐳᕋᓐᔅᐅᐃᒃᒧᑦ ᔫᓂᒥ. ᐳᐃᔾᔪᕌᖅᖢᓂ ᐊᑦᓛᓐᑎᒃ ᐃᒪᖓᓂ; ᓇᓗᓇᐃᒃᑯᓯᖅᓯᓂᖅ ᐃᖃᓗᖕᓂ; ᓂᕆᓪᓗᓂ ᐳᔾᔪᑎᓂᑦ; ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᖅ ᕿᒥᕐᓗᖃᙱᑦᑐᓂᑦ; ᐆᒃᑑᖅᖢᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᑦᑕᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ; ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ ᐊᒃᓴᓗᐊᓕᖕᓂ ᐸᐃᓯᑰᕐᓂᖅ;...

ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᓂᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᓴᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᓪᓗᓂ

ᒫᑕ ᔮ ᐊᔾᔨᐅᖏᑦᑐᒥᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᒥᒍᑦ ᐸᐃᕆᕝᕕᖕᒥ ᐸᖅᑭᔨᐅᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖓᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᓴᐅᑎᓂᒃ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᔨᖑᖅᑐᖅ. ᐃᓄᒻᒪᕆᒃᑐᖅ ᖁᕝᕙᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᒪᓪᓗᓂᓗ, ᔮ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᒥᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖓᓂ ᐊᒡᓚᒡᕕᓄᑦ ᑐᓂᐅᖅᑲᐃᔪᕕᓂᖅ ᑭᓐᖓᓂ, ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᓗ ᓴᓇᕕᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖓᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᓂ. ᐅᖃᓗᒃᕕᐅᓕᖅᑐᕕᓂᖅ ᖃᖓᑦᑎᐊᖑᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᐱᕆᔭᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᐱᒃᑯᒥᒍᓱᒃᑲᔭᕐᒪᖔᖅ ᓄᓇᓕᖓᓂ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᒃᓴᐅᑎᓂᒃ ᐱᕙᓪᓕᐊᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᓕᖅᐸᑦ, ᐊᑯᓂ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐃᓄᖃᖐᓐᓇᓕᕐᒪᑦ ᑕᖅᑭᓂᒃ ᐊᒥᓱᓂᒃ. ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖃᓚᐅᕈᓯᖓᓂ ᐸᐃᕆᔨᐅᓂᕐᒥᒃ...

ᒥᔪᖓᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᕿᒻᒥᓂᒃ ᓇᒧᑐᐃᓐᓈᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᓂᒃ, ᐃᒥᖅᑕᐅᑎᓂᒃᓗ

ᐅᓪᓗᒥ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐃᔾᔪᔪᒥᒃ ᐸᑎᒃᓯᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᔮᓐᓄᐊᕆ 4-ᒥ, ᑎᒨ ᑐᓅ ᐅᖃᐅᔾᔨᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔩᓪᓗ ᑲᒪᓂᐊᓕᕐᒪᑕ ᓄᓇᓕᖓᓂ ᕿᒻᒥᓂᒃ ᑕᒫᓂᕐᕆᔪᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᓕᐊᓂ ᐃᒥᖅᑕᐅᑎᓂᒃ. ᑐᓄ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕆᓪᓗᓂ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᕋᓛᓕᐅᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕋᖅᖢᓂ ᐅᔾᔨᖅᓱᖅᑎᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑕᒫᓂᕐᕆᔪᓂᒃ ᕿᒻᒥᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒫᓐᓇ ᕼᐊᒪᓚᖓ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐅᔭᖅᑎᑖᕐᓂᐊᓕᖅᖢᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓄᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᕋᓛᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᑎᑦᑎᔨᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᐅᓄᑦ, ᑖᓱᒪ ᐃᓂᖓ ᐃᓄᖃᖏᓱᔭᕐᒪᑦ. ᐊᒻᒪᓗᑦᑕᐅᖅ,...

ᐃᒡᓗᐃᑦ ᑕᑯᕋᓐᓂᕆᔭᐅᓂᖏᑦ ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᒥ

ᖁᐊᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓱᓕ, ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᒡᔪᐊᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᖓᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒥ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᐅᖅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐊᓕᕆᕗᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᓂ ᖃᐃᔪᓂ. ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓯᓚᒦᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦ ᒍᕇᑦ 12 ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦ ᑯᐊᕈ ᓂᐅᒪᓐ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᐅᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒐᓴᐅᓕᖅᑐᓂ. ᐊᔪᖏᑦᓯᐊᓕᖅᖢᓂᓗ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᐅᖅᐸᓕᖅᖢᓂᓗ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖅ ᐃᓄᑑᓪᓗᓂ. “ᐊᖑᓇᓱᐊᒃᑲᐅᒐᒪ. ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᖃᖅᖢᓂᓗ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐊᕙᓗᒥᐅᑕᒃᑯ (ᓄᓇᒥᐅᑕᐃᑦ) ᐱᑕᖃᕐᒪᑕ ᐊᑐᕈᓐᓇᖅᖢᒋᑦ ᓇᒃᓴᖅᑕᒃᑲᑐᐊᖑᖏᑦᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᕋᔭᖅᑐᑦ ᐅᕙᒻᓂᒃ,”...

Rabid fox in Cape Dorset

The Department of Health has confirmed that a fox in Cape Dorset has rabies. It is the third rabid fox reported in Nunavut over the past several weeks. One was detected in Rankin Inlet earlier...

Woman stabbed in Gjoa Haven

A 21-year-old man has been charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, and breaking a court condition following an incident in which a woman was stabbed several times in...