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Promoting solar-powered cabins

It used to be that plugging in at the cabin either wasn't an option or a generator was needed. A newer alternative – solar power – was recently advocated in Gjoa Haven. Martha Lenio, who...

Students win all around with local, regional and national science fairs

An Inuksuk High School student is reaping the rewards of participating in the first regional science fair in the Qikiqtaaluk in almost 20 years, and then the Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF). "It was such an...

Senator, minister spar over carbon tax; more exemptions needed in Nunavut, Patterson says

The federal carbon tax shouldn't be applicable to Nunavut hunters, fishers and private home owners, Sen. Dennis Patterson told Finance Minister Bill Morneau in the Senate on May 14. While Ottawa has granted exemptions for...

Male polar bears hard to locate and hunting costs keep climbing

The last two polar bear tags are still waiting to be claimed as male bears have proven elusive lately, according to Enuk Pauloosie, manager of the Gjoa Haven Hunters and Trappers Association. The first...

Kugluktuk to be site of Nunavut’s first solar/diesel hybrid power plant

Federal funding totalling slightly more than $18.6 million will see Kugluktuk's power plant turn hybrid, seven other Nunavut communities with improved power plants, and a ninth community's sewage lagoon rehabilitated. "Rural and Northern Canada are...

Embarking on a science odyssey in Hall Beach

Students explored space and science during Odyssey Week at Arnaqjuaq School in Hall Beach last week. With two visiting Actua instructors in the community to help celebrate Odyssey Week, the school was opened up to...

Angela Amarualik earns Indigenous Music Award

A couple of rising stars on the Nunavut music scene received even wider acclaim at the 2019 Indigenous Music Awards in Winnipeg on Friday evening. Iglulik's Angela Amarualik took home the award for Best Inuit,...

ᑕᖕᒫᕐᕕᒃ ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᓂ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ

CSI-ᑎᑐᑦ ᐋᖅᑭᒃᓯᒪᔪᒥ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔾᔪᓯᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᕋᔭᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᐃᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓕᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᐅᑉ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖓᓂ ᐃᓅᓪᓗᓂ ᐆᒻᒪᑎᓄᑦ ᐱᓚᒃᑐᐃᔨᐅᔪᒥᑦ ᑖᓇ ᒪᐃ ᑭᒻᒪᓕᐊᕐᔪᖕᒥ ᒪᕐᕉᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᕆᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᓂ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᐅᑎᑕᐅᔪᓂ ᑲᑎᙵᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᓄᓇᕗᓕᒫᒥ ᐋᓐᓂᐊᖃᕐᓇᙱᑦᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔮᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᑕᖕᒫᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᑕᒪᑐᒪᓂ ᑕᖅᑭᐅᔪᒥ. ᑕᖕᒫᕐᕕᒃ, ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐅᑭᐅᖅᑕᖅᑐᒥ ᓯᓚᑦᑐᖅᓴᕐᕕᐅᑉ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᒥ...

ᒪᕐᕉᕐ ᕼᐋᒻᓚᐅᔪᑦ ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᖅᑐᒥ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᖃᙱᓚᑦ ᓱᓕ

ᖃᒪᓂᑦᑐᐊᕐᒥ ᕼᐋᒻᓚᒃᑯᑦ ᒍᓛᔾᔪᖓ ᐃᑭᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᓄᖑᑎᕆᓪᓗᓂ ᖃᔅᓯᒐᓚᖕᓂ ᓄᓇᓯᐅᑎᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᕿᓚᒻᒥᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᒥᖅᑕᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᑯᕕᖅᑕᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᐱᔭᕆᑐᖅᓯᑎᑦᑎᓚᐅᑲᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᔭᓄᐊᕆᒥ, ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᖅᑎ ᓯᒥᐅᓐ ᒥᒃᑯᙳᐊᖅ ᓇᖏᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᒪᓕᒐᓕᐅᕐᕕᖕᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᒃᑲᓐᓂᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᒻᒪᕆᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂ ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᖅᑐᓂ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᖃᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ. ᒥᒃᑯᙳᐊᖅ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑐᐊᕕᕐᓇᖅᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᒪᓕᒐᖓ ᖄᖏᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ 2007-ᒥ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᐊᑐᓕᖅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᓚᐅᙱᓚᑦ...
Andre Ihumatak of Kugluktuk waits for the ball to come to him for a shot during the boys final of the Grade 4-5 Yellowknife Soccer Tournament in the NWT capital on May 12. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Two-for-two for Kugluktuk on the soccer pitch

Seems the Kitikmeot region made Yellowknife its own stomping round sports-wise earlier this month. On the backs of Cambridge Bay's win at the Arctic Shoot-Out basketball tournament, the boys soccer team from Kugluktuk was on...

Arviat man with dental emergency snowmobiles to Rankin for treatment

An Arviat man, who snowmobiled seven hours to Rankin Inlet to have an infected tooth removed after his local dentist was unable to provide treatment, is hoping his story will shine light on the...
Nathaniel Cziranka-Crooks of Cambridge Bay looks to get past the guard of Yellowknife's Simon Markowski during the men's final of the Arctic Shoot-Out basketball tournament in Yellowknife on May 12. James McCarthy/NNSL photo

Twice is nice for The Bay at Arctic Shoot-Out

The Bay from Cambridge Bay returned the scene of arguably one of their biggest triumphs ever in basketball: the Arctic Shoot-Out in Yellowknife earlier this month. They came in as the defending champions on the...

Rankin Inlet mourns Mayor Robert Janes

Rankin Inlet Mayor Robert Janes succumbed to cancer on May 15 after a lengthy battle with the disease. The Hamlet of Rankin Inlet issued a news release May 16 extending condolences to Janes' family. Janes served...

Nunavut Sivuniksavut graduates 32 students; GN funding restored

A wave of relief came for 32 students on Wednesday as they officially became graduates of the Nunavut Sivuniksavut (NS) college program. Likewise, NS administrators breathed a sigh of relief because they received a commitment...

ᐱᖃᓐᓇᕆᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᑐᓴᙱᒃᑳᖓᑦᑕ

ᑐᓴᙱᒃᑳᖓᑦᑕ ᐱᖃᓐᓇᕆᔭᑦᑎᓐᓂ, ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖃᑎᒥᒃ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᒥᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᐊᐱᖅᓱᓕᓲᖑᕗᒍᑦ ᖃᓄᐃᒻᒪᑦ. "ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᖃᕐᒪᖅᑲᐃ. ᐅᖃᓗᓪᓗᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᕐᓗᑎᒡᓘᓐᓃᑦ..." ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐅᕗᖓ ᑕᐅᕗᖓ. ᐃᒃᐱᒍᓱᓲᖑᕗᒍᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᓂᐱᖃᙱᓗᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥᑦ, ᑕᐃᒪᐃᓐᓂᖓᓄᑦ. ᐅᓇ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓂᐅᕗᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐃᓄᖕᓄᑦ. ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ-ᑐᕌᖓᓂᖃᖅᑐᒥ ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ, ᐋᔩᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᖅ ᖁᑦᑎᒃᐳᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᒃᓴᑦᑎᓐᓂ. ᓇᐃᑦᑐᒥ ᐅᖃᓗᖕᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑐᖃᙱᒃᑲᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᓱᒪᑦᑎᓐᓂ ᐊᑲᐅᓕᖅᑎᑦᑎᓲᖑᕗᖅ. 'ᒥᑭᑦᑐᖁᑎᕗᑦ' ᐊᔾᔨᐅᙱᑑᙱᓚᑦ. ᐱᑕᖃᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᑎᒥᒥᑎᒍᑦ ᐊᒃᑐᐃᓂᖃᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᒥ,...

IN MY VIEW: When we do not hear from a friend

When we do not hear from a friend, colleague or family we begin to question why. "I wonder what is happening. They should at least call or write..." and so on. We feel the...

ᐱᔪᒪᓂᖅ ᐊᔾᔨᒋᙱᑖᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᖓᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᑖᖑᔪᒥ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᓕᕆᔨᒃᑯᓐᓂ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᐅᔪᒥ

ᖃᔅᓯᐊᕐᔪᖕᓂ ᐱᓇᓱᐊᕈᓯᐅᔪᓂ, ᐱᔪᒥᓇᓛᖑᔪᓂ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᓂ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᒧᑦ ᐃᖅᑲᓇᐃᔭᖅᑎᐅᓛᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᑐᕌᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᕼᐋᓕᕚᒃᔅᒧᑦ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑐᐃᔭᖅᑐᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ ᐊᔪᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ. ᐅᐱᕐᔪᐊᓪᓗᐊᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑕᒪᒃᑭᓂ ᐊᔪᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᖅᑎᐅᔪᓂᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔭᖏᓐᓂ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒥ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᒧᑦ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᒥ, ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᑭᒡᓕᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥᐅᓂᒃ ᐅᐱᒍᓱᒃᑎᑦᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ...

EDITORIAL: Demand different results from new HR department

In a few weeks, the most promising members of Nunavut's future workforce are heading to Halifax to represent the territory at the annual Skills Canada competition. We should be very proud of the efforts all...

Elders gatherings to resume in Cape Dorset

With funding in place through the Department of Culture and Heritage, elders gatherings at the Kenojuak Cultural Centre will once again take place in the coming weeks. Perhaps nobody is more elated than Louisa Parr,...

Canadian Geographic Society names Johnny Issaluk explorer in residence

Actor Johnny Issaluk has been chosen as an explorer in residence by the Royal Canadian Geographic Society. The role is intended to help create greater awareness of stories, images, data and discoveries made by scientists,...