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Remains of missing Baker Lake man found

After weeks upon weeks of intense searches on air, land and water, closure came to his family and friends when the body of Solomon (Sala) Tulurialik was finally located on Sept. 13. The 29-year old...

Sept. 23 Nunavut News

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Iqaluit air cadets search for commanding officer, Naujaat army cadets soon to have theirs

The 30-member air cadet squadron in Iqaluit has lost its commanding officer Lt (Navy) Heather Clark, and has had to put a halt to some of its programming until positions are once again fully...

Northwestel announces high-speed internet, LTE wireless now available in all 25 Nunavut communities

Northwestel announced this week it has completed its work to make 15 megabits per second (Mbps) internet and LTE wireless service available to Nunavut's 25 communities. "Northwestel is thrilled to announce that our Tamarmik Nunaliit...

AROUND NUNAVUT: Qamaniq new Tununiq MLA, Terry Fox run a success at Aqsarniit, and...

Qamaniq to represent Tununiq at legislative assembly Mittimatalik/Pond Inlet  David Qajaakuttuk Qamaniq joins Nunavut's 21 existing MLAs at the territorial legislative assembly after a byelection held in Pond Inlet Sept. 16. With 182 votes, Qamaniq won by...

Qikiqtarjuaq youth complete journey of a lifetime through Aksayuk Pass

Six Qikiqtarjuaq youth, accompanied by three instructors, hiked the 97-km Aksayuk Pass in Auyuittuq National Park last month, departing their home community Aug. 10. Instructor Celine Jaccard tells the tale. The team: Celine Jaccard, Adam...

Arctic framework same old, same old

Call me a skeptic if you must, but count me very much among those who think it would be nice to see exactly how the federal government plans to do all the great things...

20th annual Kivalliq Science/Culture Camp in Baker Lake

Students and teachers swooped into Baker Lake recently to participate in the annual Kivalliq Science/Culture Camp in Baker from. The Sept. 4 to 9 event was sponsored by the Kivalliq Science Educators’ Community (KSEC) and...

Rare shark caught in Kugluktuk

In his 73 years on earth Kugluktuk's John Kapakatoak had never seen a shark in person. That all changed Sept. 16 when a routine check on his seal nets yielded a 6-foot shark that...

Sept. 16 Nunavut News

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Inuit Heritage Trust encourages Nunavummiut to nominate elders for award

Every two years, since 1999, the Inuit Heritage Trust (IHT) recognizes elders from across the territory. "One per region but, in the past, before my time, there were a lot of elders being submitted. There...

AROUND NUNAVUT: Pond Inlet votes, Toronto furs head North, and Jordin Tootoo teams up...

Pond Inlet residents to pick their next MLA Mittimatalik/Pond Inlet  The residents of Pond Inlet will be heading to the polls Sept. 16 to choose between Charlie Inuarak and David Qajaakuttuk Qamaniq to represent them at...

NDP turns to youth for Nunavut candidate, Mumilaaq Qaqqaq announced to run for MP

The New Democratic Party (NDP) this evening announced Mumilaaq Qaqqaq as their pick for the Oct. 21 federal election. "Some of my priorities as Member of Parliament is creating and maintaining harmonious and stable relationships...

No reports of injuries after plane lands in Cambridge Bay with failed engine

There are no reports of injuries after engine failure forced an aircraft to land in Cambridge Bay Wednesday night, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) tells Nunavut News. Gerrit Verneer, a TSB spokesperson based...

Nickel mine produced drastic change in lifestyle for many Inuit

The move to Rankin Inlet from Naujaat to work in the nickel mine was an historic change in life for the families involved in the mid-1950s – and Piita Irniq, originally from Naujaat, remembers...

Federal apology for past wrongs brought peace to Qikiqtaaluk elders

Forty elders from across the Qikiqtaaluk were present Aug. 14 in Iqaluit the day Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett presented the Government of Canada's apology for harmful colonial actions in the region between...

Plane with engine on fire landing in Cambridge Bay

Our correspondent Navalik Tologanak reports that a plane is landing at Cambridge Bay with an engine on fire. Updates will be made when we learn more.

Nunavut Trade Show and Conference brings together 300 delegates in the capital

Marking its 28th annual Nunavut Trade Show and Conference, the Baffin Regional Chamber of Commerce (BRCC) will welcome roughly 300 delegates in Iqaluit Sept. 17 to 19. "The theme for this year's trade show and...

Conservation officers help teacher with wildlife course in Baker Lake

Students at Jonah Amitnaaq Secondary School (JASS) benefitted from a recent partnership of sorts between their school and conservation officers at the Government of Nunavut’s Department of Environment, Wildlife Management Division office in Baker...

Feds release long-term vision for Canada’s North

The Liberal government has delivered on its promise of a long-term vision for Canada's North a little over one month before October's federal election. Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations Carolyn Bennett released the Arctic and Northern...