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Exclusive: Monica Ittusardjuat talks preserving language after award

Monica Ittusardjuat, 68, has been working for over 50 years to preserve and teach Inuktitut and earlier this month she was presented with the 2019 Nunavut Council of the Federation Literacy Award. Ittusardjuat was born...

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Northmart bomb threat found to be a hoax

A 32-year-old Iqaluit man has been arrested in connection with a bomb threat made against Northmart in Iqaluit on Friday. The accused has been jailed but not yet charged as the investigation is ongoing. Police closed...

Gjoa Haven to vote on liquor restrictions

A petition has brought about a Dec. 9 plebiscite on potentially changing Gjoa Haven from a community where alcohol is prohibited to one where restricted quantities of liquor can be imported. Such petitions are required...

Two-way race for Cape Dorset mayor

Two contenders have emerged for the mayor's seat in Cape Dorset. Incumbent Timoon Toonoo is seeking re-election. He is being challenged by Eva Takiasuk. The byelection is set for Dec. 16. An advance poll will be...

Territorial champions crowned on the mat

Judging by the wrestlers that made the Arctic Winter Games team for Whitehorse this coming March, one thing is certain: They won't be short on experience. And they should cause some headaches for the opposition. That...

ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᕋᔭᖕᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᓱᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓂ ᓂᐅᕕᐊᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ

ᐳᔫᕐᓂᖃᕈᓂ, ᐃᑭᑦᑐᖃᐃᓐᓇᖅᐸᙱᓚᖅ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐃᑭᑎᑦᑎᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᒃᓯᕙᐅᑕᖏᑕ ᐊᑖᒍᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓱᐃᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓱᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓂ ᓂᐅᕕᐊᒃᓴᐅᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. ᑕᐃᒪᙵᓂ ᓱᓐᓂᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᓂ ᓱᐴᖅᑐᒐᕐᓂ ᒪᓕᒐᕐᒥ ᓱᕋᐃᓂᐅᔪᓐᓃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐅᒃᑐᐱᕆᒥ 2018–ᒥ, ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᖄᖓᓂ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᓯᐊᕐᔪᒃᓯᒪᙱᓚᑦ ᐱᕋᔭᖕᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᐊᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐅᕙᒃᑐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᕗᑦ ᐊᕙᑎᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᕋᔭᖕᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᓂᐅᕕᐊᖅᓴᖃᕐᓂᓂ ᓵᓚᖃᕐᔪᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᑦᑕᓇᙱᓐᓂᖅᓴᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᕋᔭᙱᓐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᓂᐅᕕᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ. ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᒥ,...

Free cooking program opens up in Iqaluit

A new cooking club is now open at the Qajuqturvik Food Centre in Iqaluit introducing eager participants to a broad range of cooking styles and cuisines. Thea Zuiker, the food skills coordinator for the program,...

Check out Kugluktuk’s amazing Halloween costumes

Halloween brought out the community spirit in Kugluktuk. Many students and staff at Jimmy Hikok Ilihakvik dressed up for the occasion.  

Silla and Rise embrace Inuit culture through throat singing

Inuit throat singing band Silla and Rise have released their second album, Galactic Gala, on Oct. 5, 2019. The album consists of 14 songs, mostly instrumental, where the "beautiful" sounds of Inuit culture meet futuristic...

Kugluktuk SAO Don LeBlanc departing, Ron Ladd hired as successor

After a decade of service as Kugluktuk's senior administrative officer, Don LeBlanc has tendered his resignation. He'll be leaving in early December and Ron Ladd, former SAO in Pangnirtung, will take over the job. LeBlanc, who...

A cooperative occasion in Hall Beach

The Arctic Co-op in Hall Beach held its annual general meeting in Hall Beach on Oct. 23. Among the proceedings were the adoption of numerous resolutions, a review of the Co-op's performance over the past...

A good day for Martha Atkichok at Gjoa Haven’s fishing derby

Martha Aktichok scooped up the first-place prize – an ice auger – and also took home $200 for the seventh-place entry in the Gjoa Haven fishing derby on Nov. 9. Close to 30 people took...

Qaqqaq to bring NDP leader Jagmeet Singh to Nunavut

Nunavut MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq says NDP leader Jagmeet Singh will visit the territory. Among the numerous items she's been tending to since being elected on Oct. 21, that's one commitment she has secured from the...

GNWT blocks Government of Nunavut emails after cyber attack

The Government of the Northwest Territories has blocked all emails from the Government of Nunavut after a recent ransomware attack knocked out the latter’s services. “The GNWT has blocked all @gov.nu.ca emails on the advice...

QEC laying groundwork for new Arctic Bay power plant

Qulliq Energy Corporation (QEC) has applied for a major project permit to build a new $32-million power plant in Arctic Bay. Construction is anticipated to take place from 2020 to 2023, pending ministerial approval. To help cover...

Elder-care facility approved for Rankin

The Kivalliq region is finally going to have its own long-term elder-care facility. The multi-million dollar 24-bed facility to be located in Rankin Inlet was approved in the Department of Health’s capital budget last week...

Whale Cove rec co-ordinator first Nunavut grad from training program

Molly Okalik has achieved something that no one can ever best her at. The recreation co-ordinator for Whale Cove, Okalik, 25, is the first Nunavut graduate from the Recreation North training program. Okalik said the course...

Bob Leonard begins 12th year as Arviat mayor after election win

There can be no doubt who the Kivalliq’s elder statesman is, as far as municipal politics are concerned, following Bob Leonard’s fifth-consecutive election win for the mayor’s seat in Arviat on Oct. 28. Leonard has...

Jamie Makpah, 41, brings down polar bear near Arviat

It was a while in coming, but Jamie Makpah of Rankin Inlet successfully landed his first polar bear on the land near Arviat on Nov.2, at the ripe old age of 41. Makpah said he...