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Few bicycle thefts reported to Nunavut RCMP

When Sheba Pikuyak's daughter's bicycle was stolen in early July, Sheba sprang into action. She climbed on an all-terrain vehicle and drove around Hall Beach until she spotted the missing bicycle, which someone had taken...

Toxic dump to be cleaned up

Seven years after an original work plan was completed, Transport Canada has awarded Iqaluit-based Kudlik Construction Ltd. a reported $5.4 million contract to clean up a decades-old contaminated dump site by Sylvia Grinnell River...

Riit takes the big stage

The 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) opening ceremonies featured several fantastic performances of dance and music, both traditional and modern. Rita Mike-Murphy was one of those who got the chance to take to the...

Feds want more from Agnico hovercraft plan

If Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. wants to pursue using hovercraft at its Meadowbank and Amaruq sites near Baker Lake, it has to go back to the drawing board. NIRB suggested in April that if the...

GN resurrects possibility of treatment centre

Just as the beer and wine outlet is under construction in the capital, the Government of Nunavut is exploring the possibility of a treatment centre in the territory. The search is on "for a consultant...

Community buy-in is smart business

It was a real-life example of David vs. Goliath, pitting the small High Arctic community of Clyde River in a fight against big oil and the Canadian government. It's hard to believe the years-long battle...

Cambridge Bay entrepreneurs strive not just to stay afloat, but to thrive with Kuugaq...

Five people summoned the courage and the money to take the plunge and launch an eatery in Cambridge Bay almost six months ago. The Kuugaq Cafe opened on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, with a mission...

Cam Bay hires cruise ship coordinator

  Cruise ship passengers from around the world coming to Cambridge Bay this summer don't know it, but Cathryn Epp is racing to ensure they have a most memorable experience. Epp, who started her job with...

Progress needs to benefit all in Nunavut

It's summer in Nunavut, and as the beaches fill with sealift containers, the streets – in the capital, at least – are filled with visitors and construction vehicles. They're both critical to the Nunavut...

Showing leadership

A leader steps up in times of crisis, and is able to think and act creatively in difficult situations. Looking back in our brief history as Inuit, this is how the leaders, the alpha...

Social struggles don’t override satisfaction

Nunavut's uneven economy, health care challenges, high crime statistics and low graduation rate are all reinforced in a new Conference Board of Canada report, and yet Nunavummiut are mostly happy. That made an impression on...

Food price gap persists in Nunavut

As Ottawa continues to review feedback from Northerners on the Nutrition North program, the latest data shows food prices remain stubbornly high in Nunavut. Nunavummiut are paying 2.2 times more for groceries than the rest...

Does mass gun storage make sense?

Should Nunavummiut lock up their guns in a single storage facility in each community? That's the prospect Justice Paul Bychok raised during a July 11 sentencing in a case involving armed robbery in Iqaluit. Bychok...

Regulatory body approves Kitikmeot gold project

Construction could begin on the Back River gold mine by next summer if the federal government approves the project, which now has the Nunavut Impact Review Board's backing. The review board issued its endorsement of...

Iglulik residents build better boot

There are winter boots at the store that can be purchased and worn home, and then there are sealskin kamiit crafted by hand. Five Iglulik residents have opted to go the latter route and started...

Agnico Eagle apologizes for boat launch congestion

A weekend of congestion at the Itivia boat launch has prompted an explanation from Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd., the company that runs the Meliadine gold project near Rankin Inlet. As three phases of construction begin...

Canada 150 events planned across the territory

With Canada 150 funding, the Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association (NACA) has so far approved funding for 16 projects in 11 communities. The $350,000 of federal funding was first announced in October of last year...

Rankin visitor centre surplus fund transferred to Kitikmeot project

  Rankin Inlet South MLA Alexander Sammurtok wasn't especially pleased that surplus funds had been transferred from the Kivalliq Visitor Centre project to the Grays Bay Road and Port Project. "Can the minister provide an update...

NIRB kicks off oil and gas strategic assessment

With $2.6 million of federal funding and a two-year time frame, the Nunavut Impact Review Board hope to complete an Oil and Gas Strategic Environmental Assessment for Baffin Bay and Davis Strait (SEA) to...

Withdraw Bill 37, ITK tells GN

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. (NTI) has received the full weight of support from Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami's (ITK) board of directors in its call for the Government of Nunavut to withdraw Bill 37. Bill 37 would see...