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Taloyoak's Kokiak Peetooloot, left, and Jimmy Porter of Gjoa Haven are Sabina Gold and Silver employees working at the Goose camp, approximately 75 km southwest of Bathurst Inlet. Sabina provides training on various pieces of equipment and puts a great deal of emphasis on safety, Porter says. Photo courtesy of Sabina Gold & Silver.

The movers of Goose camp

As Sabina Gold and Silver marches toward transforming its Back River gold project into the Kitikmeot's second gold mine, Jimmy Porter and Kokiak Peetooloot are two of the people keeping things moving, literally. Porter, from...
At a bid of $1.75 million, Summit Air, with its fleet of cargo planes, was the successful bidder on the GNWT's airlift contract for Cambridge Bay, Kugluktuk and Paulatuk. photo courtesy of Summit Air

Kitikmeot airlift could be completed in a few weeks, says GNWT official

The airlift of cargo into Cambridge Bay, Kugluktuk and Paulatuk, NT, is on pace to be complete in a few weeks, weather permitting. That was the assessment as of Oct. 30 from Derrick Briggs, director...

Nunavut mine training under scrutiny

There's a real risk that Nunavummiut will miss out on jobs as Agnico Eagle expands it workforce, warns John Main, MLA for Arviat North-Whale Cove. For the past several months, Main has been calling for...
At a bid of $1.75 million, Summit Air, with its fleet of cargo planes, was the successful bidder on the GNWT's airlift contract for Cambridge Bay, Kugluktuk and Paulatuk. photo courtesy of Summit Air

GNWT not planning to offer airlift compensation

There will be no immediate help from the GNWT's Department of Infrastructure for those who are without vehicles or for businesses that take on extra expense due to the airlift that is replacing sealift. "I...
The last of the cargo, excluding vehicles, that didn't make it into Cambridge Bay or Kugluktuk by sealift this summer, will be delivered by planes starting later this week. photo courtesy of the Department of Infrastructure

Airlift to Cambridge Bay, Kugluktuk to begin later this week

If all goes according to plan, the Government of the Northwest Territories' airlift to resupply Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk residents will begin later this week. The GNWT received a low bid of $1.75 million from...
Despite repeated attempts by the Government of Nunavut to assess the tax value of the Mary River Project, a September court judgment has nullified its 2016 notice of assessment. NNSL file photo.

Court voids tax assessment on Mary River Project lands

A court ruled that the Government of Nunavut failed to properly notify the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and its lessee Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. that the Mary River Project lands were open to tax...
A Marine Transportation Services vessel and barge making a delivery in 2017, when Arctic Ocean conditions were much better than they are in the Kitikmeot now. Photo courtesy of the GNWT

GNWT minister can’t explain why barge was delayed

The GNWT's minister of Infrastructure said he can't explain why the last barge due into the Kitikmeot was delayed by a couple of weeks and was subsequently cancelled due to increasing sea ice. It may...

Baffinland, QIA sign updated Inuit Impact Benefit Agreement

Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation and the Qikiqtani Inuit Association announced the signing of an updated Inuit Impact Benefit Agreement (IIBA) on Wednesday that the company says will strengthen Baffinland's commitments to Qikiqtani communities. Baffinland and...
The recent buildup of ice in Kitikmeot waters has made conditions much more challenging for the GNWT's Marine Transportation Services division than when this photo was taken in September 2017. The last barge of the season is unable to get into Kugluktuk or Cambridge Bay, causing a huge headache for businesses, municipal governments and residents who are relying on the delivery of those supplies. photo courtesy of the GNWT

Lawsuit possibility raised as final Kitikmeot barge cancelled

Ice is preventing the final sealift barge from reaching Cambridge Bay and Kugluktuk and alternative delivery options and compensation measures are being discussed. The barge, under the Government of the Northwest Territory's Marine Transportation Services...
A smiling Dustin Kapolak, right, takes a seat next to Sabina employee George Aitaok in a piece of heavy equipment. Sabina is constructing a gold mine in the area and continues to explore for additional sources of the precious metal.

Getting acquainted with the mining neighbours

Residents of Bathurst Inlet paid a visit to their mining neighbours on July 16. A full site tour, dinner and discussion of the exploration and mining activities ensued. Matthew Pickard, Sabina Gold & Silver's vice-president...
Pond Inlet realized $250,000 in revenue from a cruise ship docking fees during a busy summer season this year. Mike Beedell/Adventure Canada photo

Pond Inlet seeks ways to use cruise ship tourism proceeds

The Hamlet of Pond Inlet is consulting on how to manage the financial returns from this year's cruise ship season, said senior administrative officer Daryl Dibblee. The hamlet earned $250,000 in cruise ship docking fees...
From left, Ziggy's Taxi driver Jeffrey Komak, cab company co-owners Elaine Zikalala and Charles Zikalala and driver Leonard Epilon stand with two of the company's cabs in Cambridge Bay. Zikalala is planning to offer taxi service in Kugluktuk and Rankin Inlet by October. photo courtesy of Charles Zikalala

Cam Bay cab company expanding to Kugluktuk, Rankin Inlet

Charles Zikalala can remember landing in a Nunavut community and having to walk from the airport into town, luggage in hand. "It was kind of hard," he said. He's also felt sympathy while watching elders...

Twenty years and counting at Co-op

Kissarvik Co-op retail store manager Glenn Woodford was recognized for his 20 years of service to Arctic Co-operatives during a special ceremony for long-service awards held in Rankin Inlet on Aug. 17. Kissarvik's David Bond...

ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑦ 20−ᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓱᓕ ᓇᐃᓴᐃᔪᑦ

ᑭᓴᕐᕕᒃ ᑯᐊᐸᒃᑯᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᐊᒃᓴᓄᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᐅᔪᖅ ᒋᓕᓐ ᐅᑦᕗᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ 20−ᓄᑦ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᑯᐊᐸᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒍᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᔪᒥ−ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓂᕐᓄᑦ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᑯᓯᐊᖑᔪᓂᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓪᓗᓂ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐋᒍᔅᑎ 17−ᒥ. ᑭᓴᕐᕕᒃᑯᑦ ᑕᐃᕕᒃ ᐹᓐᑦ ᐱᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓄᑦ ᑕᓪᓕᒪᓄᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᒃᑯᑕᖓᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐅᑦᕗᑦ, 53, ᓄᓇᖃᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᓂ 14.5−ᓂ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᓕᖃᑕᐅᓪᓗᓂ ᑯᐊᐸᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᓂ...

Shipping companies blame extensive ice, Coast Guard for sealift delays

Impassable sea ice in some Nunavut waters coupled with too few Coast Guard ships has led to sealift delays of up to three weeks this year, according to the heads of sealift companies serving...

Turaarvik Inns North gets total makeover in Rankin Inlet

Turaarvik Inns North is undergoing a massive overhaul in Rankin Inlet this month. The hotel and restaurant shutdown on Aug. 8 and is expected to be closed for about another week as the renovations take...

De Beers acquires Peregrine Diamonds

  Peregrine Diamonds, with its advancing Chidliak diamond project 120 km from Iqaluit, is now property of global mining giant De Beers. News of the acquisition came Thursday morning. De Beers is paying $107 million in...

Sorting out the regulatory review for an airline merger

Canada's Competition Bureau is aware of the proposed merger between First Air and Canadian North and will review the ramifications. The Competition Bureau will aim to determine whether the deal would "result in a substantial...

ᓇᐅᔮᓂᑦ ᐃᒐᕕᖓ ᑐᓂᓯᓲᖑᕗᑦ ᐆᑦᑎᔭᐅᓵᖅᑐᓂ ᐸᓚᐅᒑᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒪᒪᖅᑐᓂ ᐸᐃᔅᑐᕆᓂᑦ

ᓇᐅᔮᑦ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑯᐊᐸᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᕕᑐᐊᖑᕗᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᓕᖕᒥ ᐃᒐᕕᖕᒥ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓯᐊᕈᓪ ᓯᐅᓴᕐᓈᖅ ᐃᒐᔨᐅᕗᖅ. "ᓯᐊᕈᓪ ᐃᒐᔨᓪᓗᐊᑕᐅᕗᖅ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᐃᒃᓂ ᑕᖅᓯᖅᓱᐃᔨᐅᕗᖅ. ᐅᕙᓂ ᑲᐃᒃᓕᐅᓲᖑᒋᕗᒍᑦ, ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᔪᙱᓐᓂᓕᖓᓗᒃ ᑕᑯᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᙱᑕᓐᓂ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᑲᐃᒃᓕᐅᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᐊᔪᙱᑦᑐᕐᔪᐊᕌᓘᕗᖅ ᐊᕐᓇᐅᓪᓗᓂ," ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔨᐅᔪᖅ ᑐᕈᐊᐃ ᓚᐸᓛᖕᒃ. ᓯᐅᓴᕐᓈᖅ, ᐃᒻᒥᓂ-ᐃᓕᑦᑎᓂᑰᔪᖅ ᑲᐃᒃᓂ ᑕᖅᓯᖅᓱᐃᔨ, ᐊᖏᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑭᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᖃᔅᓯᐊᕐᔪᓂᑦ...

Naujaat bakery delivers on fresh breads and tasty pastries

Naujaat’s is the only member Co-op store in Nunavut with its own bakery, and Cheryl Siusangnark is the baker. "Cheryl is our main baker, and she's our cake decorator. We do cakes in here as...