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Iqaluit fire department saves three units at a four-plex fire

The quick action of Iqaluit firefighters ensured damage to a four-plex was contained to one unit when they responded to a call the evening of August 15. "At 7:00 p.m. on August 15, the Iqaluit...

Charges filed in alleged fraud against Hamlet of Taloyoak

Two individuals, including a former senior administrative officer in Taloyoak, are facing charges after accusations that the hamlet's finances were mishandled. Ghulam Murtaza, 60, a former SAO in the community, is charged with fraud, theft...

Iglulik celebrates bowhead catch; maktaaq shared with visiting elders

Judah Sarpinak steadied himself on the floor of the boat, less than 15 feet from an enormous 30-foot bowhead whale. At such close range with the powerful animal, one mistake by Sarpinak and his uncle...

Chilling Arctic stories brought together to thrill fans of horror

Inhabit Media has a chilling treat for lovers of horror. The Iqaluit-based publishing company will release Taaqtumi, a collection of Arctic horror stories, in September, just weeks before Halloween. "Taaqtumi is an Inuktitut word that means...

Canada Council for the Arts comes to Nunavut

Canada Council for the Arts chief executive officer Simon Brault visits Iqaluit Aug. 22 to meet and consult with Nunavut artists as part of a wider Northern tour. "I came four years ago. It was...

FULL STORY: Nunavut government, NTI, feds sign devolution agreement in principle

The signing of a devolution agreement in principle early morning Aug.15 capped a busy week of federal announcements in the capital. The intent of devolution is to see a transfer of powers from Ottawa to...

Simeonie Akpalialuk named new chair of QEC board

Simeonie Akpalialuk has been chosen as chairperson of Qulliq Energy Corporation's board of directors and Keith Peterson will serve as vice-chair, QEC announced Thursday. Akpalialuk, who lives in Iqaluit, has served as a consultant for...

RCMP charge Gjoa Haven man with murder

The RCMP have laid a murder charge against a 34-year-old Gjoa Haven man. Police responded to a complaint of a 33-year-old woman found in her home not breathing on Aug. 13. She was determined to...

Keeping the John Ayaruaq Library doors open

A large group of kids gathered at John Ayaruaq Library at Maani Ulujuk Ilinnarvik for a special afternoon highlighted by RCMP officers and volunteer firemen – and their vehicles – on Aug. 8 in...

Nunavut government, Nunavut Inuit and feds sign devolution agreement in principle

The signing of a devolution agreement in principle capped a busy week of federal announcements in the capital this morning. "Today's a good day," said Premier Joe Savikataaq. "I have to admit I didn't think this...

Summer fun in Naujaat

Vacation time became a bit more special for a group of kids who took part in a special Summer Fun program that ran from June 25 to Aug. 2 in Naujaat. The program was organized...

Feds apologize to Qikiqtaaluk Inuit, provide $20 million for program funds

Twelve years after the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) launched a truth commission to record the federal government's systemic efforts to colonize Inuit of the Qikiqtaaluk region, the government issued an apology Wednesday. The atonement included...

Extensive search winds down for missing Baker Lake boater

After two weeks of widespread searching for a Baker Lake boater who went missing while swimming for the mainland, the exhaustive effort to find him has all but concluded, the RCMP announced Wednesday. Solomon Tulurialik, 29,...

Transport Canada minister announces $76.5 million for Grise Fiord and Resolute Bay harbours, $600K...

Grise Fiord and Resolute Bay will see new community harbours thanks to $76.5 million over seven years from the federal government. Additionally, the Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB) will...

Kivalliq Trade Show turns 10 next month

The Kivalliq Trade Show is gearing-up for its 10th anniversary edition in Rankin Inlet when it opens on Sept. 23 – and there is a lengthy list of exhibitors. Kivalliq Trade Show Society president Megan...

Garneau announces $45.5 million expansion of Rankin Inlet airport, funds for Kivalliq all-season road...

The Rankin Inlet airport will get two new wings to the existing terminal building making it four times its current capacity. Transport Canada Minister Marc Garneau made the $45.5 million announcement in Iqaluit on Tuesday...

Ottawa gives $21.5 million to Kitikmeot road and port project

The federal government is committing $21.5 million to the Kitikmeot Inuit Association's slimmed-down request to get the Grays Bay Road and Port project “shovel ready” over the next couple of years. The funding announcement for...

Dog days of summer for Kivalliq softball

Rankin Inlet travelled to Churchill, Man., in 2017 and grabbed the championship banner in the inaugural Calm Air Hudson Bay Classic softball championship. Rankin was not able to return to Churchill in 2018 to defend...

RCMP partnering with Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corp in recruitment effort

The RCMP and Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation are teaming up with a goal of enlisting more Inuit police officers in Nunavut. "The RCMP in Nunavut understand that having Inuit serve as RCMP officers breaks down...