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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...

First Air, Canadian North to merge airlines

Longtime competitors First Air and Canadian North announced Friday that they're joining forces to form a single airline.  The airline will function under the name Canadian North and will feature First Air's marketing brand, including...

Tagoona new Kivalliq chamber president

Patrick Tagoona of Rankin Inlet was selected to lead the Kivalliq Chamber of Commerce (KCC) during the chamber's annual general meeting (AGM) in Rankin on June 18 and 19. Tagoona replaces Glenn McLean of Baker...

Youth trades program enters fifth year in Baker Lake

Senior students at Jonah Amitnaaq Secondary School (JASS) were immersed in the trades during the fifth annual Trades Awareness, Skills and Knowledge (TASK) week in Baker Lake. Regular classes were put on hold this past...

Kivalliq clothing talent on the rise

Arviat-based Hinaani Design was recognized for its craft work by capturing the 2018 Northern Lights Best Product Award during the mammoth trade show's closing banquet in Ottawa on Feb. 3. The company is the brainchild...

ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᓕᐅᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐱᕈᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᕗᑦ

ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ−ᑐᙵᕕᓕᖕᒥ ᕼᐃᓈᓂ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᐱᓪᓗᑎᒃ 2018−ᒥ ᐊᖅᓴᕐᓂᓂ ᐱᐅᓛᖑᔪᒥ ᓴᓇᐅᒐᕐᒥ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᑯᓯᐊᖑᔪᒥᐊᖏᔪᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᖕᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᒪᑐᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓂ ᓂᕆᕕᒡᔪᐊᖅᑎᑕᐅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐋᑐᕚᒥ ᕕᕈᐊᕆ 3−ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᑲᒻᐸᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᓯᒪᓂᐅᕗᖅ ᓇᖕᒥᓂᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑮᓇᓐ (ᓄᒃᔅ) ᓕᓐᑎᐅᓪᒥ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᒪ ᑯᕉᒍᕐ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐹᓚ ᕋᒻᐴᓪᑦ ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᑦ, ᒫᓐᓇᓕᓴᒥ ᑐᙵᓱᒃᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ...

ᐱᓪᓚᕆᐅᔮᖅᑐᒥ ᓱᓕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ

ᐊᒡᓂᑯ ᐄᒍᓪ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ (AEM) ᐃᓴᕐᔪᐊᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᐅᔪᓐᓇᕋᔭᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ. ᐊᒡᓂᑯ ᐄᒍᓪ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᐱᓪᓚᕆᐅᔮᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᓄᑦ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᒥᑦ ᐱᕈᐊᕆ 6 ᐊᒻᒪ 7-ᒥ, ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᓕᒫᒥ ᓇᕿᑦᑎᑐᐃᓐᓇᕈᓐᓇᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᑲᓱᕐᕕᒃᓴᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓕᑦᑎᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᒃᓴᓄᑦ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᕐᒧᐊᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᒻᐸᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᕙᐃᔅᐳᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᖁᔨᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᐅᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒡᓂᑯ ᐄᒍᓪᑯᑦ ᕙᐃᔅᐳᒃᑯᑦ...

Virtual reality of recruiting

Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) reached out to prospective employees in a big way this past week. AEM took part in its first virtual career fair on Feb. 6 and 7, with people around the globe...

Power corp. wants one rate for all Nunavummiut

Qulliq Energy Corp.'s (QEC) latest bid to standardize power rates across the territory won't be an easier sell than it was in 2014, when Paul Okalik, then minister responsible, cancelled such plans. The same communities...

Qulliq studies ways to reduce diesel use

Qulliq Energy Corporation is looking for affordable ways to reduce diesel use and an Ontario-based company is trying to prove its variable-speed generators are the answer. Innovus Power boasts a recent University of Waterloo study...

Full environmental review for Grays Bay Road and Port project

The proposed $500-million Grays Bay Road and Port project will undergo a full environmental assessment, the federal government revealed last week. In a letter to the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) on Jan. 15, the...