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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...

Iqaluit town hall meeting: Who should police the police?

Iqaluit - On the heels of three recent RCMP-related deaths, a townhall meeting was held in Iqaluit May 23 to discuss option related to police oversight. All three incidents -- the deaths of a 39-year-old...

Nunavut declared the land of opportunity, 2017 territorial economy predicted to grow by 5...

Residents of smaller communities are far more engaged than Iqaluit residents when it comes to interest in their economic future, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Transportation (EDT) told an early-morning crowd in the...

QIA board meeting in Arctic Bay to discuss $1 million in new program funding

Qikiqtaaluk - The Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) is holding its three-day board meeting in Arctic Bay May 30 to June 1. Along with updates from the departments of lands and resources, major projects and...

Target of 20-year-old lawsuit launched after school fire wants it dropped

A Yellowknife-based architecture and engineering company the NWT government blames for the destruction of a Pangnirtung school in the 1990s is asking the case be dismissed due to what it calls an “inordinate delay”...

Book answers home buying questions

  Iqaluit - Thor Simonsen didn't set out to write a book on how to buy a house in Nunavut. Simonsen, working at the Government of Nunavut (GN), learned a colleague was interested in buying a...

What next for Bill 37?

Education minister Paul Quassa says it's vital Bill 37 to amend the Education Act and the Inuit Language Protect Act pass in some form. "If the dates for Inuktitut and English or French bilingual education...

Students collect directories, raise green funds

Iqaluit - After collecting 515 old telephone directories, students from Inuksuk High School in Iqaluit received $300 from Northwestel for their efforts. "Every year, the effort demonstrated by students in each of these participating schools...

Habitat for Humanity selects family of five for a new home

Iqaluit - Habitat for Humanity Iqaluit has selected the Ipeelie-Qiatsuk family for a new home to be built in Apex beginning in mid-June. Construction is scheduled to be completed in December. "We are so happy...

QIA and Baffinland Iron Mines agree on workplan for Mary River

Qikiqtaaluk - The Qikiqtani Inuit Association and Baffinland Iron Mines Corp. signed off on the first full workplan for the Mary River Inuit Impact Benefit Agreement (IIBA) at a recent meeting in Arctic Bay. Included...

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...