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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!

Single mom helps bring joy to struggling moms in the North

Two years ago, on Christmas morning, Renee Druggett woke up to the joy and gratitude of the other patients in the hospital room. A smiling nurse handed out a gift bag consisting of a...

QIA delivers funding and good cheer

There is cause for celebration in five Nunavut communities after the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and federal government delivered news of funding for infrastructure, harbours and a training centre. Between Nov. 13 to Nov. 22,...

Doctor advocates preventive medication for Inuit infants despite concerns from Health Nunavut

An Ontario pediatrician has launched a petition calling for every Inuit baby outside of Iqaluit to receive an injection that would prevent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), an illness particularly prevalent in Inuit infants. The petition...

Ilagiiktunut funding supports Inuit artists and health workshops

The Joshua Haulli band will be having a concert in Pond Inlet. The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and the Embrace Life Council will be supporting the concert along with a handful of workshops and...

Food centre seeks participants for training program

Iqaluit's Qajuqturvik Food Centre is seeking participants for a 12 week training program. This is an opportunity for trainees to learn about nutrition, health, hygiene and food safety with professionals. Emily Davenport, a dietitian, with...

Hoping for a public transport system

Iqaluit's new Transportation Master Plan (TMP) is anticipated to be completed by late 2020. The goal is to improve the existing and future transportation operations in the city through better transportation network connectivity and road...

Exclusive: Iqaluit taxi drivers feel ‘unsafe’ due to children throwing rocks and eggs

Iqaluit taxi drivers fear for their safety after kids continue to throw rocks at their taxis. Taxi driver Martin Bernard picked up a woman and her son with crutches from Northmart in the late afternoon...

Cab company touts app and other new additions

Iqaluit's now only cab company, Caribou Cabs, continues to improve its services and overcome challenges after a merger. Caribou Cabs and Pai-Pa Taxi joined forces in March of this year. The merger has led to mixed...

Newest Nunavut lawyer talks about overcoming obstacles and never giving up

Correction: This article has been updated to more accurately reflect a quote from Lori Idlout. Nunavut News apologizes for the error. By overcoming obstacles and having family support, Lori Idlout has earned her law degree....

Two families win a Christmas dinner

This year to share the holiday cheer, Jennifer Ringrose decided to offer a fully paid Christmas dinner to a family in the Pond Inlet. On facebook, Ringrose wrote, "We'll happily take care of purchasing the...

Inuit pop singer hoping to raise $60,000 for her new album

Sanikiluaq's Kelly Fraser is asking for help to raise $60,000 for the recording, marketing and publicizing of her third album, Decolonize. The musician stated, the hiring of a publicist and marketing team for a year...

Youth drop-in opens up in Kimmirut

Karah Kushnir, an elementary teacher at Qaqqalik School took the initiative to open up a youth drop-in centre at the Kimmirut’s Wellness Centre on Tues. Nov. 26. Her goal is to provide a warm, safe...

Nunavut law program continues to grow strong despite some challenges

The territories' only law school program is chugging along two years after launching at Nunavut Arctic College. The college, in partnership with the University of Saskatchewan, College of Law offered a one-time four-year law program...

Promoting healthy living through entertainment

The Nunavut Disabilities Makinnasuaqtiit Society (NDMS) was promoting Movember with Wing Night (the band) on Dec. 7. The event was scheduled to start at 10:30 p.m. at the Store House in Iqaluit. NDMS is an...

Exclusive: Newest Nunavut lawyer talks about overcoming obstacles and never giving up

By overcoming obstacles and having family support, Lori Idlout has earned her law degree. She became Nunavut's newest lawyer on Nov. 22, 2019. The 45-year-old lawyer graduated with a law degree from the University of...

Recognizing Nunavut’s finest

The 2019 Sport and Recreation awards celebration and dinner was held at Frobisher Inn in Iqaluit on Oct. 26. Athletes and coaches from all over Nunavut attended the event. Over a dozen awards were given...

Bill 25 is ‘not sufficient’ in meeting the Nunavut Teachers’ Association vision

John Fanjoy, president of the Nunavut Teachers' Association (NTA), presented his association's opinion with respect to Bill 25, an Act to Amend the Education Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act, on Nov. 26. For...

Registration for Piruvik preschool is now open

The Pirurvik preschool has a few openings left for the January to April session. This four-month program is free and accessible to anyone in the community who wants to enroll a child. The only...

NDP leader Singh wants ‘bolder’ legislation to tackle climate change

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh announced he will be introducing a bill to the House of Commons to confront climate change during his visit to Iqaluit, Dec. 1. His announcement comes as the United Nations...

Iqaluit musician teaches ukulele to youth in three Nunavut communities

Colleen Aasiva Nakashuk, better known as the Iqaluit-based singer and songwriter Aasiva, is on a mission to teach ukulele to young Nunavummiut. With the support of Qikiqtani Inuit Association and Hitmakerz, the 22 year old...