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Cambridge Bay women’s crisis shelter closed for summer due to funding shortfall

Already lacking a women's homeless shelter, Cambridge Bay is now without a women's crisis shelter, which has effectively been shut down for the summer due to a shortfall of funds. The amount of money designated...

Will territorial, national and international outcry spur governments to language and education action in...

A group of Nunavummiut, along with Canadian and international scholars, released an open letter to the world's language commissioners gathering in Toronto today, asking for their help in addressing the language setbacks in Nunavut. "Two...

Top seal derby harvester fetches $8,000 prize

Kyle Anguttitauruq turned in a 42-inch ringed seal and took home the $8,000 top prize in Gjoa Haven's annual Tuvaat Seal Derby held June 14-16. Here are the other winners: second, Paulee Ikkutisluk, $4,000; third,...

Joamie students put pijitsirniq, piliriqatigiinniq in action after Nanook tupiq fire

Amid the busy year-end rush of graduations, when students of all ages across the territory celebrate educational milestones, students from Joamie School in Iqaluit took some time out to put pijitsirniq and piliriqatigiinniq in...

Donations pour in to send Kugluktuk kids to day camp

Five children will be able to attend summer day camp due to the generosity of the public and an initiative by Kugluktuk's Andrea Niptanatiak. Niptanatiak started a GoFundMe campaign on June 17. By the next...

Agnico Eagle marks mine opening with $1 million donation to community

Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) marked the opening of its second mine in Nunavut last week by donating $1 million to two community groups in Rankin Inlet. Rankinmmiut celebrated the official opening of Agnico Eagle’s Meliadine...

Northwestel to reimburse Rankin customers for extended outages

Northwestel plans to reimburse Rankin Inlet customers who have been experiencing extended service outages over the past few months. Customers have been complaining about periodic outages in cell and Internet connectivity, which have lasted anywhere...

Removal of alcohol restrictions brings trouble to Kugluktuk

A greater volume of alcohol is flowing into Kugluktuk and the RCMP has had respond to a growing number of alcohol-related complaints. There were 143 more police files relating to liquor in the first five...

Airline merger reaction: Greater accountability would be welcomed, says Stanley Anablak

Stanley Anablak, president of the Kitikmeot Inuit Association thinks the terms and conditions placed on the merger should bring accountability. "Overall I'm OK with it – with the strict terms and conditions, with no price...

Airline merger reaction: Cautious, watching closely and unwilling to comment on impacts to GN’s...

Cautious and monitoring developments closely is how David Akeeagok, minister of Economic Development and Transportation, described his reaction to the airline merger. He expressed relief over the terms that Transport Canada imposed. "Some of the conditions...

Airline merger reaction: Skepticism over enforcement and wishes for a return of former routes...

Transport Canada apparently listened to what Nunavummiut had to say in approving the merger, Madeleine Redfern, president of the Nunavut Association of Municipalities, said of the conditions the regulatory body put in place. However, she...

Airline merger reaction: Long-term protection for Northerners and hope for Nunavut Inuit as airline...

Hunter Tootoo, Nunavut's Member of Parliament, credited Transport Canada Minister Marc Garneau for imposing airfare and flight route conditions that address concerns expressed by Northerners in regards to the First Air merger with Canadian...

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RCMP report sudden death of youth in Cambridge Bay

Residents of Cambridge Bay are reeling from a fatal tragedy involving a young girl. The police responded to what they describe as a "sudden death" just outside the community on Thursday. In a news release issued...

EXCLUSIVE: Road network connecting four Kivalliq communities pitched to feds

The territorial government is hoping to revive plans for a road system that would connect Chesterfield Inlet, Rankin Inlet, Whale Cove and Arviat. The Department of Economic Development and Transportation (EDT) has submitted a proposal...

EDITORIAL: Barriers to graduation holding back Nunavut’s progress

We are pleased – yet appalled – to see the Auditor General confirm some of our strongest theories about Nunavut's education system in its report to the Nunavut legislative assembly earlier this month. The...

Rangers train on new C-19 rifles outside Iqaluit

Fourteen of Iqaluit's Canadian Rangers gathered just outside of town Monday to train on their new, long-awaited rifles. Training took place all week, June 14 to 20. "We're just getting the feel of it, now. They're...

A materially significant donation in Cambridge Bay

Sewers and craftspeople in Cambridge Bay flocked to Kiilinik High School on June 4 to scoop up a portion of 10,000 metres of fabric donated to the community by Canada Goose. The company states...

A new president for NIYC

Inuit youth voted to make Crystal Martin-Lapenskie, originally of Hall Beach, their new president June 4. Martin-Lapenskie will lead the National Inuit Youth Council (NIYC) for two years. She was one of nine vying for...

ᐊᒡᕕᐊᕈᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᐃᓱᓕᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑎᒍᒻᒥᕗᑦ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᐃᖏᕐᕋᓂᕆᔭᖓᓂ

ᐅᐱᐅᖅᑲᕗᒍᑦ – ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐊᑲᖅᓴᙱᓚᒍᑦ – ᑕᑯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔭᓂᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᖅᑎᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᖓᓐᓂ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᓴᙱᓛᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓱᒪᒋᔭᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕘᑉ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᖓᓐᓂ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖓᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎᒃᑯᓐᓄᑦ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑑᑉ ᐱᒋᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ. ᐅᓂᒃᑳᓕᐊᖅ, ᑕᐃᒎᓯᓕᖕᒥ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᓱᐃᓂᖅ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᑐᒥ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓐᓇᕐᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᑦᑎᔨᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᐱᔨᕆᔾᔪᓯᐅᔪᒥ ᓱᕋᓲᖑᕗᖅ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑏᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᑕᐅᓴᕋᐃᓛᖑᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ...