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Rajnesh Sharma

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Rajnesh Sharma is a Canadian journalist, who has extensively travelled the world to experience various cultures. She has lived and worked internationally over the past decade, meeting and interviewing some fascinating personalities. She is interested in discovering the world through different perspectives and sharing stories that provide insights into the human condition. Her sense of adventure, curiosity, and desire to report on Inuit issues has now led her to Nunavut!

Inuit actor under fire as sexual misconduct allegations mount

Allegations of sexual impropriety are mounting against The Terror and Murdoch Mysteries star Johnny Issaluk. Inuk filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril described an incident of "unwanted touching" by the Inuk actor in Facebook and Twitter posts on...

Nunavut’s chief public health officer discusses territory’s health care challenges

Nunavut News asked Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut's chief public health officer, about the top three challenges faced by Nunavut's Department of Health. Patterson discussed the challenges in no hierarchical order. This interview has been...

Celebrating the return of the sun with a pie baking contest

To celebrate the return of the sun, Parks Canada held a sun-themed pie baking contest on Feb. 1 in Pond Inlet. Around 6 p.m., 12 bakers from the community showed up with their creatively decorated...

Pangnirtung students showcase printmaking skills

After three weeks of printmaking workshops, Pangnirtung students had an opportunity to showcase and sell their artwork on Jan. 31. Students at Attagoyuk Ilisavik High School learned about various printmaking methods. They created relief prints...

Access to dental services is ‘quite good’ says territorial dental officer

Territorial Dental Officer Ronald Kelly believes access to dental services is "quite good" considering the remoteness of northern communities. Every community has been allocated a certain number of days of dental service a year, he...

Iqaluit man charged with second-degree murder after woman found dead in college residence

Police say a 43-year-old woman was found dead in a college residence in Iqaluit Thursday. William Autut, 52, was charged with second-degree murder following the discovery of the deceased woman in a Nunavut Arctic College...

99 year-old honoured as a Hometown Hero

Inuk elder Qapik Attagutsiak, 99, was honoured as a Hometown Hero on Jan. 27. Parks Canada recognized Attagutsiak for her contributions during the Second World War. The elder had played a vital role during this...

Another successful year for the Heritage Fair

Iqaluit students had a chance to publicly showcase and celebrate their heritage at this year's Heritage Fair held at Inuksuk High School on Jan. 16. Teachers encouraged their students to chose a topic related to...

Qikiqtani Inuit Association meets the Sanikiluaq community

Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and 20 community leaders gathered at the Sanikiluaq Hamlet chambers on Jan. 27. They discussed ongoing projects related to the Tallurutiup Imanga and Tuvaijuittuq agreements including the Nauttiqsuqtiit Inuit Steward...

Iqaluit students dance their way through school

A dance program is encouraging some Iqaluit students to achieve academic and social success. This is the second year Inuksuk High School has provided students an opportunity to join the Outside Looking In (OLI)...

Iqaluit ‘supersite’ technology improves Arctic weather forecasts

Iqaluit's weather station supersite is providing reliable, relevant weather information in near real-time to northern communities and forecasters since its final September 2019 upgrade, according to Environment Canada. Situated next to the Iqaluit airport, the...

SmartBuoy sensor helps avoid unsafe areas

Two SmartBOUY devices have been deployed for the first time south of Qikiqtarjuaq in late January. A SmartBOUY is a stationary sensor that collects data about sea-ice thickness and snow depth. The information is delivered...

Conquering darkness with a positive attitude

Amid the darkness lies a bright light that radiates with positive energy. Iqaluit resident Noah Papatsie has been legally blind for about 15 years. Yet, it is his positive attitude that has allowed him...

Combating germs with a nail club

Nuiyak Elementary School in Sanikiluaq is addressing student hygiene with a nail club. It's called Keeping our Nails Neat club, stated Principal Janalee Slaney. Every Thursday after school, kids can get their nails cut, cleaned...

Adopt a School program brings the joy of reading to students

This year, two schools in Nunavut are reaping the benefits of the Indigo Love of Reading Foundation's 2019 Adopt a School program. Last fall, the program united with Indigo, Chapters and Coles stores to raise...

Sewing program encourages a tobacco-free lifestyle

This winter Nunavummi Disabilities Makinnasuqtit Society (NDMS) is promoting healthy living through its sewing program. Twelve participants have enrolled in this free pilot project since Jan. 15. At the beginning of each session, program facilitator...

Government of Nunavut and Inuit organization renew commitment to work together

The Government of Nunavut and Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) signed the Katujjiqatigiinniq Protocol which outlines the relationship between the GN and NTI. In the presence of government officials and NTI members, Nunavut Premier Joe Savikataaq...

Inuit artists needed for murals

Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) is seeking Inuit artists to create wall murals for their headquarters in Ottawa. This is an opportunity for Nunavut artists to express and showcase Inuit culture and traditions in Ontario. TI,...

Youth draw to address alcohol

Over 300 students across the territory recently participated in the Let's Be Aware 2020 calendar challenge. The Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission (NULC) encouraged Nunavut youth to submit drawings illustrating responsible approaches to alcohol. Haley Hachey,...

Iqaluit animal shelter needs funding, space

Nunavut's only animal shelter continues to provide services for all Nunavut communities despite its challenges. The Nunavut Animal Shelter (NAS), also known as Iqaluit Humane Society, has been in operation since 2007. Janelle Grace...