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The spirit of giving in Hall Beach

The generosity in Hall Beach is so strong, you can taste it. Literally. Social media invitations are extended quite often, welcoming others to stop by and stock up on country food or sit down for...

Home-grown doctor in the making

Life is hectic for recent high-school graduate Anchaleena Mandal. She's off to study science, then medicine, in the south. Mandal "respectfully declined" a $50,000 scholarship at Western University in London, Ont. when she learned she...

Airlines did not break competition laws: bureau

First Air and Canadian North did not break any laws, but there is evidence both companies' sale prices affected GoSarvaq's attempt to join the Iqaluit-Ottawa market. That's according to the Competition Bureau, which released the...

Dental therapist abuse case broadens

More plaintiffs and possibly more offenders are emerging in a longstanding civil suit involving a now deceased dental therapist who molested children. Two people alleging sexual assault at the hands of convicted dental therapist Daniel...

QEC workers vote for tentative agreement

Unionized workers with the Qulliq Energy Corp. (QEC) reached a deal to the end of 2020. The Nunavut Employees Union and Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) North made the announcement Aug. 17. The new collective...

Inuit celebrate another environmental win

  Inuit saw the summer's second environmental win Aug. 14 with the announcement in Pond Inlet of the final boundary of the national marine conservation area Tallurutiup Imanga (Lancaster Sound).   "Today is an important day for...

Gulf slow-down not affecting sealift

  A temporary measure to protect North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence put into effect Aug. 11 has no consequences on sealift schedules in Nunavut, according to the two companies servicing...

Iqaluit in the dark for 3.5 hours

  Not since January 2014 has Iqaluit seen as lengthy a power outage as it did the evening of Aug. 11. Iqalungmiut took to Facebook and Twitter, wondering what was going on when power wasn't restored...

Citizen accuses City of Iqaluit of ignoring vandalism

  Resident Janet Armstrong is not happy that the city is overlooking vandalism in the capital, and she wants answers. Armstrong appeared before city council in Iqaluit Aug. 8 and asked several pointed questions. She came...

Kugluktuk could reduce diesel usage up to 60 per cent

Kugluktuk could displace diesel consumption by between 20 and 60 per cent through renewable energy initiatives, if federal funds are available. The community is in line to receive a new power plant and power lines,...

Carver encourages extra effort, explores options for establishing a studio

Walking past Damien Ikuallaq's carving shack in Cambridge Bay, you might hear power tools grinding away. He spends at least 40 hours a week in his modest workshop – heated by a camp stove in...

Food centre clients benefit from royal visit

Clients atthe Qayuqtuvik Society's food centre in Iqaluit may see culinary benefits from a brief meeting between their chef Michael Lockley and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall earlier this summer. Lockley received a gift in the...

Kivalliq firefighters show their skills

One female firefighter from Rankin Inlet has a message for women and girls in similar fields: anything is possible if you train hard and try your best. Catherine Tatty-Kabvitok has been with the Rankin Inlet...

Hard fight for Rankin softball at national slo-pitch championship in Winnipeg

There was no ultimate victory for softball players from Rankin Inlet who travelled to Winnipeg, Man., for the national slo-pitch championships, but the team came away feeling good. The Juggernauts joined teams from across Canada...

Rankin youth learn the ins and outs of bike safety during afternoon rally

Sirens wailed, horns blared and a horde of cyclists hit the streets of Rankin Inlet on the afternoon of Aug. 10 to learn about bike safety. Led by fire trucks and accompanied by members of...

A weekend of softball in Rankin

The annual Calm Air Cup will be held in Rankin Inlet from Aug. 17 to 20. The event, which is the qualifier tournament for the Slo-Pitch National championships, includes cash prizes and a beer garden.

Kivalliq students prep for first day of classes

Students and educators across the Kivalliq region are preparing to head back to school. Levi Angmak School and Qitiqliq Middle School in Arviat open Aug. 9, with the first day of classes set for Aug....

Coroner’s inquest into death of Rankin man doctor mistakenly thought was drunk releases recommendations

An inquest into the March 21, 2013 death of Victor Kaludjak in Rankin Inlet has led to 24 recommendations from a coroner's jury on how to prevent similar deaths in the future. The inquest, which...

Inquiry visit a time for healing in the Kivalliq

This week, visitors from the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls are in Rankin to meet Kivalliq families for the first time. The upcoming hearing itself, set for mid-December, is still...

National inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls meets with families in...

The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls made a stop in Rankin Inlet this week to visit with Kivalliq families. Six staff members with the inquiry arrived on Aug. 15 and...