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Mila Kamingoak resigns as Kugluktuk MLA

Kugluktuk MLA Mila Kamingoak is stepping down as of April 3. photo courtesy of the legislative assembly Mila Kamingoak, MLA for Kugluktuk, has submitted her resignation as of April 3. The legislative assembly issued a news release...

Nunavut Mining: Ryan St. John is always searching for new opportunities

Ryan St. John has been building business around the Kivalliq mining and exploration industries for decades and he isn’t slowing down. Ryan St. John, left, and Les Fernandez, Sherp’s dealer relations manager for North America,...

Hockey tournament committee donates 22 pizzas to Rankin Inlet families

A little goodwill can often go a long way and, in at least one case, it tastes pretty darn good at the same time. Destiny Burrill helps her dad, Chadd Burrill, of the Slapshot Canteen,...

ITK wants guarantees on air transport during COVID-19 crisis

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) is calling upon the federal government to designate air transport as an essential service to 51 Canadian Inuit communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to fund the airlines accordingly. Inuit health...

ᐲᑦᓴᑐᖅᑎᑦᑎᔪᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᐊᓗᐃᑦ

ᐱᔾᔪᔾᔨᑉᓗᓂ ᓇᒡᓕᒍᓱᖕᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᒪᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᕚᓪᓕᕐᓇᖅᑐᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ, ᐃᓚᖏᑦᑎᒍᑦ ᒪᒪᖅᑐᒻᒪᕆᐊᓘᑉᓗᑎᒃ. ᑎᐅᕆᓐᔅ ᑐᑐ ᐃᖅᑲᐅᒪᑉᓗᒍ Hᐊᑭᕕᒡᔪᐊᓲᑦ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔩᑦ ᑲᑎᒪᔨᐅᖃᑎᖏᑦ ᐊᑐᐊᑦᔪᐊᖅ ᐊᒃᓴᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ Hᐃᒪᔅ ᑕᑎ Hᐊᒻᓚᒃᑯᑦ ᓄᓇᒃᑰᕈᑎᓕᕆᕝᕕᖓᓃᕋᐅᔭᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ ᐱᙳᐊᖅᑐᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᓇᔨᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᓴᓇᔪᓂᒃ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᖢᑎᒃ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᐅᑉ ᓯᐊᕐᕆᔮᕐᕕᖓᓂᒃ ᓯᑯᓕᕆᔾᔪᑎᒥᒃ ᒫᑦᓯ 24-ᒥ. ᐊᒃᓴᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᑎ ᓂᑲᓪᓗᖓᑉᓗᑎᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᐅᔭᖅᖢᑎᒃ...

Pond Inlet youth who collided with police vehicle dies of injuries

A Pond Inlet youth who was sent by medevac for treatment after a collision with an RCMP vehicle on March 27 has succumbed to his injuries, the police announced on Tuesday morning. The boy was...

Up to $50,000 fines or jail time for not self-isolating

Correction: This version of the story has been updated to reflect that the Department of Health is presently trying to get snacks and comfort food for Nunavummiut at hotels down south. A “relatively small group”...

Taloyoak man imprisoned for a minimum of 13 years after strangling spouse

Editor’s note: The following story contains disturbing details.  A Taloyoak man with a history of violent acts against his spouse has been sentenced to life in prison with no eligibility for parole for 13 years...

QIA spends $3 million on food vouchers for elders; $2 million on harvests

Correction: The children's initiatives will come from a separate pot of federal funding, meaning the remaining $1 million will go toward other needs as they arise. A previous version of this story indicated differently....

Nunavut Mining: From pickups to bulldozers and haul trucks, Ola Arnaquq has learned to...

Sometimes at 5:30 a.m. sometimes at 5:30 p.m., Ola Arnaquq climbs up into giant bulldozers to begin her 12-hour shift at the Mary River iron mine, 160 km south of Pond Inlet. Iqaluit’s Ola Arnaquq...

ᐃᑯᕐᕋᖅ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᒃ ᓈᒻᒪᒃᓯᔪᖅ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᖅ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᒥ ᐃᓱᒫᓘᑕᐅᓕᕈᓐᓇᖅᑐᖅ

ᐊᓯᖏᑦᑎᑐᑦ ᐊᐅᓚᑦᑎᔾᔪᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᑎᑐᑦ, ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥ ᑕᐃᑉᑯᐊ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᖅᑎᐅᙱᑦᑐᑦ, ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖃᑦᑕᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᒥ ᐃᑯᕐᕋᖅ ᓂᕿᑖᕐᕕᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᓐᓄᕌᖅᑖᕐᕕᒃ, ᐊᖑᒻᒪᑎᓇᓱᒃᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᐅᑉ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᑕᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᒪᑐᖃᑦᑕᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᓗᕆᐊᒋᔭᐅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓄᕙᒡᔪᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ−19 ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥ. ᐃᑯᕐᕋᖅ ᐱᔨᑦᓯᕋᖃᑦᑕᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᓄᓇᒋᔭᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᑦᑑᑕᐅᔪᒃᑯᑦ 23-ᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᓂᒃ ᖄᖏᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑎᒥᙳᖅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᓴᓴᐃᔭᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᖁᔭᖓᒍᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᒥ. ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᓇᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᓲᖅ ᑕᐃᕕᑎ ᕗᕆᑦᓚᓐ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ...

Ikurraq Food Bank still ready to help in Rankin Inlet

Like most operations, especially nonprofits, it’s going to be challenging times ahead for the Ikurraq Food Bank (Deacon’s Cupboard) and thrift store, as it strives to continue meeting the needs of the community while...

Agnico Eagle puts Meliadine mine in ‘lockdown’ mode; contract worker disciplined

To strengthen its COVID-19 response, Agnico Eagle is placing its Meliadine gold mine in “lockdown mode” starting on Monday. Agnico Eagle is changing its work schedules at Meliadine and Meadowbank to 28 days straight, starting...

Does Nunavut’s quality of education get a passing grade?

The number of high school graduates in Nunavut has gradually been rising, but is the quality of their education adequate? An example of a Soundfield system in a Nunavut classroom can be seen in the...

Editorial: Now is not the time for hibernation

As Nunavut enters full-blown lock-down mode, many are probably looking around to see what they'll be doing for the next three weeks, at least, and that's being very optimistic. With government offices shut down, school...

Life of leisure ahead for Kugluktuk resident

Peter Taktogon is ready for a life of leisure. A residential school survivor, Taktogon has recently retired from the Kugluktuk Housing Association since starting his work there in May, 1972. Taktogon grew up in the...

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Pond Inlet youth in stable condition after sliding into RCMP vehicle

A youth is in stable condition after being medevaced following a collision with an RCMP vehicle on Friday evening. The youth was sliding down a hill and crossed a road, colliding with a police vehicle...

Nunavut Tunngavik invests $1.25 million in water for community hand-washing

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated is allotting $1.25 million of its $22.5 million in federal COVID-19 response funds to ensure Nunavut communities have clean water for hand-washing. Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. is spending $1.25 million to ensure communities...

$5,000 grant for small businesses in Nunavut

A one-time grant of $5,000 for eligible small businesses is being offered through the Small Business Support Program. “We’ve been hearing a lot from our small businesses that they are suffering and that they are...