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Qaggiavuut in China

The Qaggiavuut Society is travelling to China April 9 to 13 with Canadian Heritage Minister Melanie Joly. Joly, who is leading the first Canada-China Creative Industries Trade Mission in Shanghai and Beijing, invited Qaggiavuut to be...

Land use plan, women, and quality of life focus of mining symposium

The 2018 Nunavut Mining Symposium promises to highlight the most topical subjects in the industry today, with emphasis on the Nunavut-wide land use plan, as well as gender, Indigenous and quality of life issues. "It's...

Coast Guard recruits in Nunavut capital

The Canadian Coast Guard is offering a three-day workshop to recruit trainees for its Marine Communications and Traffic Services in Iqaluit April 9 to 11. "Currently, there are multiple positions available in Iqaluit. The recruitment...

Women’s shelters enter a new era

After a tumultuous year, YWCA Agvvik Nunavut has completed its reboot with a new board of directors elected March 22 at the organization's annual general meeting. Agvvik is the volunteer organization that runs the two...

SPORTS TALK: A championship banner reveal…what could go wrong?

You ever see the movie Finding Dory? I have because I have kids. The ending of the movie is pretty tame but try and get your hands on the Swedish version and you will snort...

RCMP officer dies off duty near Kugluktuk

RCMP are investigating the off-duty death of a Mountie near Kugluktuk. The officer died as a result of a snowmobile accident near an area known as Bloody Falls in Kugluk Territorial Park, approximately 20 minutes...

Bennett visits capital for consultations with Inuit

With little fanfare, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett  visited Iqaluit April 5 and 6 for consultations with Inuit. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Feb. 14 that the federal government would develop...

COLUMN: Hidden musical gems

Let's take quick stroll down music lane for this week's opinion piece, valued readers, and I'd like to start by thanking everyone who has dropped me a line on previous music columns in this...

The number one priority Alex Buchan hears about mining is job creation

There were only a few constants at the Hope Bay gold property over the past 12 years. One was the precious metals in the ground – now being extracted. Another has been Alex Buchan. Buchan, director...

Naujaat cadet successfully completes regional expedition

3055 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corp (RCACC) Warrant Officer Jack Kopak successfully completed the Northwest Region Alpine Tour in the Rocky Mountains near Canmore, Alta., this past month. Kopak was supposed to be in Canmore...

Travis Rusk tames the giant machines

Travis Rusk admits to being intimidated when he was introduced to the enormous haul trucks at the Meadowbank gold mine several years ago. Given the requisite training, it didn't take him long to gain confidence...

AROUND KIVALLIQ: Shooting competitions in Rankin

Rankin Inlet/Kivalliq Canadian Junior Rangers from across the Kivalliq will gather in Rankin Inlet for a regional marksmanship selection competition on April 7-8. The top individual and team awards will be announced on April 8 as...

Kivalliq Jr. Canucks squads perform in Manitoba

The atom and peewee Kivalliq Jr. Canucks squads put in strong showings at the Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre's (MICEC) 31st annual aboriginal minor hockey tournament in Winnipeg, Man., from March 23-25. The atoms went...

ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᐃᓅᓯᕐᒥ ᕼᐋᑭᑎᒍᑦ

ᑑᑑ ᐃᓚᒌᑦ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒍᓱᒃᐳᑦ ᑐᕌᒐᕆᔭᖓᓂ ᑎᐊᕆᓐᔅ ᑑᑑᒧᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ (TTM) ᐃᓐᓚᕐᓄᑦ ᐊᖑᑎᓄᑦ ᕼᐋᑭᒧᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖓᓂ. ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ, ᑭᐅᓗᒍᑕᐅᔪᓐᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᐊᓕᐊᓇᐃᒋᔭᐅᓛᖑᖃᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᓐᓂᖓᓂ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ, ᐊᑦᑎᖅᑕᐅᒃᑲᓐᓂᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᑎᐊᕆᓐᔅ ᑑᑑᒧᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᕐᙳᓯᖓᓄᑦ ᐊᕐᕌᒎᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑎᐊᕆᓐᔅ ᑑᒨᑦ ᑐᖁᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᒻᒥᓃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ 22-ᒥ 2002-ᖑᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᐊᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᕗᖅ ᕘᔅᑎᐊ ᐊᕙᑕᖅ...

Hockey tournaments big boost to Rankin economy

Visitors spent more than $230,000 during the recent Terence Tootoo Memorial (TTM) senior men's hockey tournament in Rankin Inlet, suggests a survey conducted by the hamlet's senior administrative officer. A total of 68 visitors answered...

Nunavummiuq actor basks in The Terror

Iqaluit actor Johnny Issaluk was in a hotel room in Ottawa on March 26 watching the premiere of the television series The Terror, 172 years after Sir John Franklin's ill-fated ships got trapped in...

Baker Lake student is cooking up a career

Seth Perkison is putting the baker in Baker Lake. A Grade 11 student at Jonah Amitnaaq Secondary School, Perkison recently whipped up a couple of apple pies in his Food Arts 20 class that looked...

Aiming for cadet marksmanship nationals

Five members of the 3004 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps' air rifle marksmanship team will be off to Wetaskiwin, AB, to compete in a western and northern regional meet on April 6. The top-placing competitors...

Kugluktuk students have fun times in Central Canada

Fourteen Kugluktuk High School students packed their bags and flew to Chelsea, Que., February 28 to March 7. The students went indoor rock-climbing and bowling, visited a maple syrup farm, toured Parliament Hill, went...

Agnico Eagle prepares for automated Kivalliq mine sites

Mining company Agnico Eagle is researching how it can integrate automated technology at its Kivalliq sites. By later this year or early in 2019, the company plans to start testing sensors that would eventually allow...