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EDITORIAL: Support mines that support Nunavummiut

Whether you notice it or not in your daily life, all reports show a glittering economic forecast for Nunavut. Speaking at the Nunavut Mining Symposium, Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz noted that the territory...

ᐃᓚᓕᐅᑎᔭᐅᓚᐅᕐᓕ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑎᑕᐅᔪᕕᓃᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᕕᓂᐊ ᐊᒃᑕᕐᕕᐅᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᑲᖑᓇᖅᑐᓂ

ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓄᓕᒫᑲᓴᒃ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᑯ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒧᑦ ᓄᒃᑎᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᖕᒪᑕ, ᐃᓄᖕᓂᒃ ᒐᕙᒪᑎᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᕕᒃᒥᑦ ᑎᒍᓯᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᒃᑎᖅᓯᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᔪᐃᑦᑐᒧᓪᓗ 1950-ᓂ. ᑕᒪᐃᓐᓄᓕᒫᑲᓴᒃ ᑖᓐᓇ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᒥᐅᓄᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓂᑯ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒧᑦ ᓄᒃᑎᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᖕᒪᑕ, ᐃᓄᖕᓂᒃ ᒐᕙᒪᑎᑐᖃᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᒥᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᕕᒃᒥᑦ ᑎᒍᓯᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᒃᑎᖅᓯᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᒧᑦ ᐊᐅᔪᐃᑦᑐᒧᓪᓗ...

Political upheaval will require seat belt

The race is on for Nunavut's legislative assembly, and it is going forward without the two names making the most news for the past few years: Premier Peter Taptuna, and Finance Minister Keith Peterson. Both...

ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᑎᐅᒋᐊᖃᓕᖅᐳᑦ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐸᐅᑎᑕᐅᓗᓂᓗ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᖅ

ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥ ᑕᐃᒪᖓᓂᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᓐᓂᒃ ᓂᕈᐊᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ, ᓂᕆᐅᒋᔭᖃᖅᐳᖓ −− ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑐᐃᑉᓗᖓᓗ −− ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᐅᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥᐅᑕᐅᖁᑉᓗᒍ. ᖁᕕᐊᓱᑦᓯᐊᕋᔭᖅᐳᖓ ᓇᓕᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᖅ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᐃᑦ ᓗᐊᓐ ᑯᓱᒐᒃ ᐅᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᑳᑎ ᑕᐅᑐᖏ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᖑᕐᓂᖅᐸᑎᒃ. ᑕᐃᒪᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓗ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥ, ᐊᕐᕕᐊᒥᐅᑕᖅ ᔮᓐ ᒦᓐ, ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑐᕋᔭᖅᐸᕋ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᖑᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᖅᐸᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᓯᕗᓕᖅᑎᖑᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐊᖏᑉᐳᖅ. ᐃᒡᓗᐊᒍᑦ, ᑕᐃᒪᑐᖅ ᑭᕙᓪᓕᕐᒥᐅᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᑦ ᒥᓂᔅᑕᖑᕋᓱᐊᖅᑕᐃᓕᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕈᑎᒃ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ,...

ᐅᕿᒡᓕᒋᐊᕐᓗᒍ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᐅᑉ ᐊᒡᔭᖅᑕᒥᓂᑦ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᔪᒥ

ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᒪᒍᕕᑦ ᓴᖅᑭᑉᐸᖕᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ, ᖃᔅᓯᐊᕐᔪᖕᓂ ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᑯᓯᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᔪᓐᓇᕋᔭᖅᑐᒥ ᓲᕐᓗ ᐊᑭᖃᙱᑦᑐᒥ ᖃᖓᑦᑕᐅᑎᒥᒃ ᐱᑎᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐃᒻᒪᖄ ᓇᓗᓇᓚᐅᙱᓚᖅ, ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒪᓂ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕖᑦ ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᒥ ᐆᒧᖓ ᓴᖑᓇᔭᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᑯᓯᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᐱᐅᓯᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᐅᑉ ᐅᐸᑦᑎᐊᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ. ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᑯᓯᐊᖑᔪᒥ – ᐅ1ᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᓯᓂᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᒥ – ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᐅᐸᑦᑎᐊᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᑯᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᖃᑦᑕᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ...

Grateful for an apology

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ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᐅᔭᑦ ᐊᖑᑕᐅᑎᖓᓂ ᐊᕐᓇᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᑭᕋᖅᑑᑎᓂᖃᙱᓚᐅᕐᓚᕗᑦ

ᒫᓐᓇᓕᓴᒥ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖃᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖓ ᓄᓇᕗᑦ ᐱᔪᓐᓇᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓇᔭᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᕐᓇᓂᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᔪᖃᖃᑦᑕᖅᐸᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᓈᓚᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᖓ ᐊᒥᓱᐊᓗᖕᓂ ᐅᖃᓪᓚᖕᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐅᓄᕐᓂᖅᓴᓂᒃ ᐊᕐᓇᓂᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᙳᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ – ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓪᓗᖓ ᑕᐃᔅᓱᒪᓂ ᐊᔾᔨᐸᓗᖏᓐᓂ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᖕᓄᑦ ᓯᐊᒻᒪᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑭᖑᓪᓕᕐᒥ ᓂᕈᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ – ᐃᓗᐊᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᑎᐅᓪᓗᖓ ᓈᓐᓂᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᕐᒥ ᒥᑭᑦᑐᑯᓗᖕᒥ ᐱᖓᓱᓂᒃ-ᐅᖃᐅᓯᕐᓂᑦ ᐊᐱᖅᑯᑕᐅᔪᒥᒃ...

ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᓱᖁᑎᒃᓴᕐᓂᐊᖏᓕᖅᐳᑦ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᐅᑉᓛᕈᒥᑕᑦ Corn Pops ᐊᑭᕋᖅᑐᖅᑎᑦᓯᖃᑦᑕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ

ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᖅᐳᑦ ᐃᓚᖓᒍᑦ ᓱᓕ ᐃᒃᐱᒍᓱᖏᓗᐊᕐᒪᑕ. ᐃᒃᐱᒍᓱᑦᓯᐊᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ, ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᐊᑭᕋᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᕐᒪᑕ ᑯᐊᓐ ᐹᑉᔅ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᖓᔮᕐᓇᖅᑐᑦ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓗᐃᑦ. ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐊᖓᔮᕐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓗᖕᓂᒃ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᖃᖅᐳᖅ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑦ 80 ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᒐᕙᒪᓕᕆᔨᑦ ᐊᑭᕋᖅᑐᖅᑎᐅᕙᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᖁᓯᖃᑎᒋᖏᑕᒥᓂᒡᓗ ᐊᑭᕋᖅᑐᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᖏᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᓂᖓ ᐊᖓᔮᕐᓇᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓗᖕᓂᒃ ᐊᑐᖁᔨᖃᑦᑕᓚᐅᖏᒻᒪᑕ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ...

COLUMN: Rankin is lucky to have Tuxedo in its corner

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Nunavut is a land of opportunity

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Minimum is far from living wage

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