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Atlantic walrus risks extinction, says committee advising federal minister

Nunavut - According to the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), which advises the federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Atlantic walrus is at risk of extinction. The...

Families struggle to find graves of loved ones taken South with deadly tuberculoisis

NUNAVUT - Family members who are searching for the graves of loved ones taken south for tuberculosis treatment are mostly on their own. Information is picked up here and there, wherever they can find...

Six-week countdown to Alianait and stellar mix of Southern and Northern stars

Iqaluit - With $175,000 in core funding arriving in time for its 13th festival, and a fresh website, Alianait is in very good shape as the six-week countdown begins. The Iqaluit festival begins June 29...

One man dead, another charged

Iqaluit Iqaluit RCMP found an unresponsive male at an Apex residence in the early morning hours of May 19. RCMP and City of Iqaluit ambulance responded to reports at approximately 5 a.m., according to the news...

‘Performance is my life’, says Rankin Inlet’s Kuuri Panika

Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet - Kuuri Panika's performance career is taking off, and quickly. Some may know the 28-year-old Rankin Inlet performer as Corey, but he's decided to go by the name his grandfather calls him. Panika plays the...

New songs from Kugluktuk to Iqaluit

NUNAVUT - Musical artists from across the territory had the opportunity to work on new songs with the award-winning Twin Flames duo of Jaaji and Chelsey June in March. The six emerging artists attended a...

Sanikiluaq singer releases second album

Kelly Fraser is angry, and her second album, released in April, explains why. While the 23 year-old songstress from Sanikiluaq describes her first album Isuma (Think) as "folky, very happy, very Inuk", this second one...

North West Company buys airline

The North West Company (NWC), which owns and operates Northern and Northmart stores across Nunavut, announced April 28 it has purchased an air carrier and is terminating its cargo contracts with the Kivalliq- and...

RCMP kill man in Hall Beach

A 39-year-old man in Hall Beach, who broadcast online that he sought to die by police, was shot and killed by officers who responded to the scene.Police in the hamlet of 848 were called...

Close but no banner this time

It stands to reason that if you spend a pile of money on getting to a tournament, you want to win it. In the case of the Kugluktuk High School Grizzlies, just being there in...

Bill 37 dead?

The committee reviewing the controversial Bill 37 to amend the Education Act and the Inuit Language Protection Act will recommend it be dropped."When the House reconvenes for its spring sitting, the standing committee will...

‘Tapped out’ city is sign of bigger problems

Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern was the first guest speaker for a breakfast meeting series organized by a reborn Iqaluit Chamber of Commerce last month.She told attendees about the city's woes finding the money to...

A hotbed of experimentation and creativity

Creative cross-pollination thrives in an old building on Iqaluit's Ring Road. Building 619 is home to the jewelry and metalwork diploma program, where throughout the school year instructors and students bring their imaginative lives to...

Agnico Eagle fined $50,000 for 2013 spill

Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. will pay a $50,000 fine for failing to notify appropriate authorities in a timely manner after a sump-seepage incident at its Meadowbank mine in July 2013. "This was an unfortunate event...

Andy Attagutalukutuk reigns supreme again

The word dynasty is thrown out in the sports world like candy but it's the perfect word to use when it comes to Andy Attagutalukutuk. The Iglulik musher is once again champion of the Nunavut...

Naujaat’s cadets get grant

Naujaat's 3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps (RCACC) was awarded a $3,000 grant from the Gerard Buckley Cadet Fund this past month. The grant will allow Naujaat to cover all costs associated with their exchange...

Firing up bylaw services

The hamlet of Rankin Inlet's bylaw services has a new look after being transferred to the local fire department under the direction of Fire Chief Mark Wyatt. The new phone number for the Rankin Inlet...

Two-peat in Iqaluit for Rankin

Rankin Inlet's Canadrill Red Wings fought their way back from a three-goal deficit to defeat the Iqaluit A team 4-3 and claim the 2017 Toonik Tyme senior men's hockey championship in Iqaluit earlier this...

Vacant buildings waste money

Iqaluit city council last month committed $150,000 per year for five years to support the city's homeless shelter.Having visited the facility, we know that the support is critical. In January, we called on the...

Students travel to remember

A group of students from Cambridge Bay listened while the names of 11,285 Canadian soldiers were read out at the Vimy Memorial during the centennial ceremony for the Battle of Vimy Ridge on April...