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Woman charged with aggravated assault against man in Iqaluit

A 52-year-old Iqaluit woman faces an aggravated assault charge following an incident involving a man on Wednesday. RCMP responded to a disturbance in the 500 block area of Iqaluit and found a man "in distress,"...

AROUND NUNAVUT: Mother’s caribou clothing displayed at fashion show, invite from the Green...

Cherished caribou clothing featured at Toonik Tyme fashion show Iqaluit While Iguptaq Autut moved around a lot, working at mining camps and other places, he stored the caribou clothing his mother made him almost 20 years...

GN schedules Tununiq byelection for September

A byelection will be held for the Tununiq seat in Pond Inlet on Sept. 16, the Government of Nunavut announced Thursday. The seat became vacant with the death of MLA Joe Enook in March. Enook...

QEC to build $13-million head office in Baker Lake

Qulliq Energy Corporation now has official approvals to build a $13-million head office in Baker Lake. The new building, complete with a boardroom and training space, is expected to be complete by fall 2021. Currently, QEC's...

GN awards sealift contracts

The Government of Nunavut has chosen Nunavut Eastern Arctic Shipping Inc. (NEAS) as its dedicated sealift supplier for Iqaluit, Cape Dorset, Kimmirut, Pangnirtung, Arctic Bay, Qikiqtarjuaq, Clyde River, Grise Fiord, Pond Inlet, Resolute Bay, Baker...

Designers Attagutsiak and Kakuktinniq bring it home

For fashion designers Victoria Kakuktinniq and Melissa Attagutsiak, sharing the thrill and success of a job well done with family and friends is at the heart of the Upingaksaaq Fashion Show the two teamed...

Community should be proud of dog effort

Fire Chief Mark Wyatt is probably bang on when he says there are still people who would prefer every stray dog caught in Rankin Inlet be shot, rather than shipped south and found a...

TEA TALK: Proud of our travelling youth

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EDITORIAL: If we had a billion dollars

As the world watched, the famed Notre-Dame de Paris burned. As Catholics and other Christians were preparing to celebrate Easter, they're calling it a Holy Week miracle that the building escaped total destruction. As of this...

Canadrill nips combined Rankin-Ottawa squad 4-3 to claim third straight Toonyk Tyme Cup

Bolstered with seven players from the Kivalliq region, Team Canadrill defeated a combined Rankin-Ottawa squad 4-3 in the final game to claim the 2019 Toonyk Time Cup senior men's hockey championship in Iqaluit on...

Photos: Nunavut fashion comes home after Paris

After designers Victoria Kakuktinniq of Victoria's Arctic Fashion and Melissa Attagutsiak of Nuvuja9 met in Paris at International Indigenous Fashion Week, held during Paris Fashion Week in early March, the two decided to bring...

Edmonton teams salute Rankin Rock ‘B’ peewee team’s special player

Referees, players on the Valleyview Icebears and their coaches reached out to the Rankin Rock peewee 'B' team to produce a couple of incredible memories for the very special captain of the Rankin team,...

Nunavut delegation examines renewable energy options in Alaska

Cambridge Bay economic development officer Angela Gerbrandt will be among 10 Nunavut delegates from across the territory heading to Kotzebue, Alaska, from April 23-May 4 to learn about renewable energy options. "All across the Arctic...
Flames light-up the darkness as a horrific fire rips through the Hamlet 6 municipal bay garage in Baker Lake during the early morning hours of Jan. 29. photo courtesy of Hamlet of Baker Lake

Baker Lake residents get through major fire with a little help from their friends

The hamlet of Baker Lake recently sent out a letter of appreciation to all who helped them overcome the fire that destroyed most of the hamlet's municipal fleet of vehicles in January. Senior administrative officer...

Baker Lake students open time capsule

Students at Jonah Amitnaaq Secondary School (JASS) in Baker Lake recently revelled in looking through items stashed away a decade ago. The youth opened a 10-year-old time capsule that was created during the JASS graduation ceremony...

Nunavut MLA insists government can hire more Inuit in construction

PUBLISHER'S NOTE: For more construction stories, visit Northern Construction 2019 The Government of Nunavut can employ more Inuit on its capital projects, insists Arviat North-Whale Cove MLA John Main. "We're 20 years into Nunavut this year...
Construction workers open crates of supplies to build new homes in Arviat in October. Twenty units are scheduled to go up during the 2019-2020 construction season. photo courtesy of Nunavut Housing Corporation

Money for Nunavut housing drops 16 percent in 2019

PUBLISHER NOTE: For more construction stories, visit Northern Construction 2019 With a $55-million construction budget, the Nunavut Housing Corporation is planning to build 79 new residential units in communities outside Iqaluit in 2019-20. That's down from...

NTI unveils report at UN: Nunavut education a crime against Inuit

Nunavut's education system violates domestic and international laws, according to a new research report commissioned by Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) and released at the 18th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous...

Nattiq Frolics pays tribute to Lucy Ann Maniyogena

One of Nattiq Frolics' biggest supporters isn't there to celebrate the spring carnival this week but she hasn't been forgotten. Lucy Ann Maniyogena died on April 14 after another incidence of cancer. She was a...