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Expressions of gratitude as holiday season set to arrive

I always mark this space, my final editorial of any given year, to flap a flipper toward a few folks across the region who are more than worthy of the recognition. We have folks who...

Northern law should be Inuit law

There is no doubt that enforcing law and order in Canada's largest territory is a contentious issue between Nunavummiut and law and justice officials alike. People call the police when they need help and expect...

Less talk, more action for festive community

Well, the holiday season is nearly upon us, so it’s time to wonder aloud where did the year go? It’s also supposed to herald in a time of peace, family warmth, blissful feelings and love...

Editorial: Dig deep for better understanding

Let's face it, not all mining companies play nice. Some mines in Nunavut have made gestures of good faith such as Agnico Eagle delivering million dollar donations to community groups and education initiatives in Rankin...

Earning the right to celebrate

Although I have shared my thoughts on the matter here and there in past columns found in this space, it would be impossible for me to attend a grand opening like the once I...

Nunavut needs healing, not processing for addictions

Addictions can be found everywhere in Nunavut. They affect all walks of life, from the homeless on the streets to the politicians railing for a fix in the legislative assembly. Everyone knows somebody addicted to...

Editorial: Arrears an obstacle in Northern housing solutions

Back owed rent to public housing in Nunavut is getting out of control and the Government of Nunavut will have to come up with some creative solutions to help Nunavummiut out of the hole. As...

Good days on ice in Rankin

It just doesn’t seem the same as the days of November roll past and not a lick of hockey is being played in Rankin Inlet. As of press time, problems with getting the ice to...

GN must crack illicit cannabis market

Where there's smoke, there's not always fire, but someone will have to light a fire under the seat of the Government of Nunavut to sort out cannabis sales in the territory. Since cannabis went legal...

Gender trend reversal will lead to stronger Kivalliq communities

It wasn’t all that long ago when there were valid concerns being raised over the fact that not very many women in the Kivalliq region seemed to be interested in being involved in municipal...

ᒧᒥᓛᖅ ᖃᖅᑲᖅ: 25-ᓂ-ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ NDP–ᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓄᒃᐸᓱᒡᔪᖕᓂ ᑐᖁᓴᐃᔨ

ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᕐᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᙱᑦᑐᖅ. ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᓈᓇᖓ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᑦᑎᐊᖑᓪᓗᓂ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᔨᒋᔭᖓ. "ᐃᓄᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᕗᖓ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᒪᔪᒥ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ," ᒧᒥᓛᖅ ᖃᖅᑲᖅ ᐅᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒋᓂᐊᖅᑕᖏᓐᓂ. ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐊᓕᖅᐳᖅ. ᑲᒪᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᐃᑉᐹᓂ ᐅᓪᓛᕐᔪᐊᖓᓂ ᖁᙱᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᕐᔪᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᒥᔅ ᖃᖅᑲᖅ, ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᔨᐅᔪᖅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᓕᖅᑐᒥ New...

A 25-year-old NDP giant slayer

She has never held elected office. She says her mom is her number one supporter. She is 25-years-old. "I'm a human that wants to help other humans," Mumilaaq Qaqqaq said after being elected Nunavut's next...

Putting up or shutting up

Interest in governance at all-time low  There was a time, not all that long ago, when getting people out to cast their ballots was the biggest challenge faced in the Kivalliq, and right across Nunavut,...

Nunavut is open for business

Some people who toil miserably in office cubicles may look at business ownership as the cure for all workplace ills. Then they boldly strike out on entrepreneurial ventures and learn the first incontrovertible truth about...

Feds must prove they can deliver on Arctic framework

If we can find one word to describe the Liberal government's 11th hour Arctic and Northern Policy Framework, it would have to be 'ambitious.' Unveiled Sept. 10, the day before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called...

Arctic framework same old, same old

Call me a skeptic if you must, but count me very much among those who think it would be nice to see exactly how the federal government plans to do all the great things...

Kudos to new RCMP recruitment program

The results remain to be seen, but a process that will begin in January to, hopefully, recruit more Inuit into the ranks of the RCMP is long overdue. The RCMP have partnered with Nunavut Tunngavik...

Striking the right note for a well-rounded education

It was absolutely rejuvenating to listen to the passion, hopes and excitement in the voices of a number of Kivalliq folks in the education field during the past few weeks, especially those in Chesterfield...

Forging a more promising future for youth

Nunavut's children and youth occupied a prominent space in the conversations held in our legislative assembly in February, as MLA after MLA spoke out, calling on cabinet to do more about child abuse. Regular MLAs...

ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓂᖅ ᐱᐅᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᒥ

ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓱᕈᓯᖏᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᖏᑦ ᐃᓂᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᖏᐸᓗᒃᑐᒥ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᕝᕕᖓᓐᓂ ᕕᕈᐊᕆᒥ, ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒥᒃ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒧᑦ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᑲᑕᒃᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖏᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᒃᑲᓐᓂᖁᔭᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓱᕈᓯᕐᓄᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᖅᓯᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᑐᐃᓐᓇᐃᑦ ᑎᒃᑯᐊᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐅᑯᓇᓂ ᑐᓴᖅᑕᐅᒐᔪᒃᑐᓂ "ᓱᕈᓰᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᐅᕗᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒧᑦ" ᐊᒻᒪ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᒐᔪᒃᑐᒥ ᐋᓐᓂᖅᓯᕆᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ...