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Inuit actor under fire as sexual misconduct allegations mount

Allegations of sexual impropriety are mounting against The Terror and Murdoch Mysteries star Johnny Issaluk. Inuk filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril described an incident of "unwanted touching" by the Inuk actor in Facebook and Twitter posts on...

Police believe human remains found outside of Iqaluit are those of missing 18 year...

Hunters alerted Iqaluit RCMP on Saturday afternoon to what they believed to be human remains. The hunters took the police to the site at the northern end of a lake approximately 1.5 km from the...

Open water at Cambridge Bay’s Kingayok

A Cambridge Bay elder and hunter is warning travelers of open water at Kingayok, at the southeast corner of Victoria Island. Jimmy Haniliak, an experienced guide and an active member of the Ekaluktutiak Hunters and...

Nunavut’s chief public health officer discusses territory’s health care challenges

Nunavut News asked Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut's chief public health officer, about the top three challenges faced by Nunavut's Department of Health. Patterson discussed the challenges in no hierarchical order. This interview has been...

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Johnny Reid gains more fans in Cambridge Bay

Performer Johnny Reid left a lasting impression and captured some hearts during his concerts in Cambridge Bay on Feb. 9 and 10. Singing sensation Johnny Reid takes a seat inside an artificial iglu located in...

Health department issues advisory over stomach illness and diarrhea in Cambridge Bay

A stomach illness is spreading in Cambridge Bay and the Department of Health is advising residents to take precautions to avoid contracting it. A stomach illness is circulating in Cambridge Bay. Pixabay photo Frequent hand washing and...

Kugluktuk Rangers scout for new range

Eighteen members of the Kugluktuk Ranger patrol geared up and mounted their snowmobiles on a mission to identify a new winter shooting range on Jan. 25. Sgt. Roger Hitkolok said the location they selected...

Iglulik man charged with child pornography offences

A 24-year-old Iglulik man is facing charges related to luring a child, distributing pornography and possessing pornography. The RCMP, including the V Division Specialized Investigative Team, began looking into the matter on Jan. 15. A...

Celebrating the return of the sun with a pie baking contest

To celebrate the return of the sun, Parks Canada held a sun-themed pie baking contest on Feb. 1 in Pond Inlet. Around 6 p.m., 12 bakers from the community showed up with their creatively decorated...

City of Iqaluit suspends trucked services due to cold

Trucked water, sewer and garbage services are suspended due to cold weather, the City of Iqaluit announced on Thursday afternoon. Crews are expected to start early on Friday morning to make up for lost time,...

Pangnirtung students showcase printmaking skills

After three weeks of printmaking workshops, Pangnirtung students had an opportunity to showcase and sell their artwork on Jan. 31. Students at Attagoyuk Ilisavik High School learned about various printmaking methods. They created relief prints...

Taking the pain out of medical travel

The Nunavut Department of Health spent $92.5 million on insured medical travel in 2018-19, an increase of eight per cent from $85.5 million the previous year. Medical travel is sometimes fraught with complications for patients...

Finding the light on your path

It was always cool to me to watch Rankin Inlet’s own Jordin Tootoo play in the NHL, although I was disappointed in the way Detroit treated him during his stay there and, to a...

Judge fines tourism operator $2,300 for violating Nunavut Wildlife Act

Arctic Kingdom must pay a total of $2,300 for four violations of the Nunavut Wildlife Act, Justice Paul Rouleau has ruled. NNSL file photo The tourism operator was found guilty of failing to obtain wildlife observation...

Igah Sanguya has spent 16 years guiding Clyde River residents in achieving well-being

Igah Sanguya wants people to make the best possible choices for their health, and she tries to give them the information they need to do that. As a community health representative (CHR) in Clyde River,...

Three from Rankin complete cultural competency course

There was a distinct Rankin Inlet presence among participants who completed the Indigenous Cultural Competency (ICC) course which wrapped-up in Iqaluit last week. Three of the eight who completed the ICC course – Emily Beardsal,...

Nutrition comes at a high cost in Nunavut

If the old adage is true that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, that will cost you $1.50 daily in Taloyoak. “That's brutal,” Mayor Chuck Pizzo-Lyall said of “very expensive” fruit and vegetables...

February 10 – On-the-land contest

WINNER: Ruth Eetuk Pootoolik Coral Harbour Maakusi Pootoolik enjoys a fish that's easy for him to hold onto. A fun day of fishing at 16 Mile Brook, fall in Coral Harbour. ᐊᑭᓯᔪᖅ: ᑳᓚ ᐃᕙᓗᐊᕐᔪᒃ ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᒃ ᐸᓂᒐ ᕋᐃᔭ, ᒥᑦᑎᒪᑕᓕᖕᒥ, ᐊᐃᑉᕆᓕ...

RCMP arrest Iqaluit man accused of attempted murder

The search is over for a man facing a charge of attempted murder and Iqaluit RCMP are thanking the public for their assistance in the matter. Mosesee Nakashook, 50, was arrested without incident Monday at...