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Muskoxen sports hunt brings in money and meat in Taloyoak

Taloyoak's first muskoxen sports hunt provided work for five local outfitters and three boat operators, and it also put meat on the tables of many homes in the community, said Jimmy Oleekatalik, manager of...

Junior Rangers expand skills at summer camp

Junior Canadian Rangers ages 12 to 18 from several Nunavut communities travelled to Whitehorse to participate in the Summer Enhanced Training Session in August. Basic, advanced and leadership level courses were offered, each lasting...

Iqaluit artist Kaleigh Rose Tagak wins top prize

Nunavut Arctic College student Kaleigh Rose Tagak was named Nunavut's winner of the 2019 BMO 1st Art! Competition for the sculpture Night Guide. Tagak, a second-year student in the jewelry and metalwork program, was introduced...

Classroom violence and too much work driving away teachers, union president says

The school year is underway across the territory and the Department of Education is still racing to fill 56.5 positions. Nunavut has a teacher recruitment issue and it's worse than in the rest of the...

Resource centre launches photo project for FASD awareness month

For the new Piruqatigiit Resource Centre's first foray into International FASD Awareness Month, it has planned a full slate of activities for Iqalungmiut and a special territory-wide project. Piruqatigiit, located in Iqaluit and founded by...

Fire damage to Kugluktuk High School estimated at less than $100,000

A fire lit beneath Kugluktuk High School on Tuesday evening caused damage that's expected to cost less than $100,000 to repair, according to the Department of Community and Government Services (CGS). The fire affected the...

Kugluktuk greenhouse gears up for fall growth

The seeds have been planted and crops are growing in Kugluktuk's hydroponic greenhouse for its first fall season. The project, based inside a six-metre seacan and overseen by the Hamlet of Kugluktuk, was on hiatus...

Family’s talents on display at Gjoa Haven fashion show

A mother and daughter were among the big winners at the Umiyaqtutt Festival fashion show on Sept. 1. Mollie Apiana earned the $1,000 top prize in the traditional clothing category. Her daughter Zuri modelled the...

Iglulik initiates security patrols following three fires in three days

The hamlet, businesses and a few volunteer residents in Iglulik have set up security patrols after three fires were started in three days. An unoccupied private residence was badly damaged on Aug. 27, an old...

Qajuqturvik grows its reach, draws in community to get involved with food

Bit by bit, the Qajuqturvik Food Centre is shifting its focus from the old concept of a soup kitchen to a centre with a wide range of community-based programs intended to improve food security...

Youths suspected of starting fire that closed Kugluktuk High School, mayor says

It's believed youths were responsible for starting a Tuesday evening fire under Kugluktuk High School that forced the facility to remain closed on Wednesday, Mayor Ryan Nivingalok says. Neither Nivingalok nor senior administrative officer Don...

Cracking down on booze at hockey tournament

There will be zero tolerance for players bringing alcohol into the community for sale during the annual Calm Air Cup — the Jon Lindell Memorial (JLM) — senior men’s hockey tournament, said the event’s...

Minister seeks Inuit and women for Nunavut Housing Corp board

The Nunavut Housing Corporation (NHC) is actively recruiting Inuit and women to fill vacancies on its board of directors. "Inuit represent 85 per cent of Nunavut's population, which should be reflected on NHC's board of...

Iqaluit man charged following weekend standoff with police

A 48-year-old Iqaluit man has been charged with several firearms-related offences after a standoff with the RCMP on Saturday that lasted several hours. Moses Kilabuk appeared before a justice of the peace and was released...

Kunuk’s latest project to screen at Toronto International Film Festival

Acclaimed director Zacharias Kunuk's latest project, One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk, will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Sept. 13, Isuma Distribution International announced Sept. 3. Kunuk, writer-cinematographer Norman Cohn...

Kudos to new RCMP recruitment program

The results remain to be seen, but a process that will begin in January to, hopefully, recruit more Inuit into the ranks of the RCMP is long overdue. The RCMP have partnered with Nunavut Tunngavik...

Get Happy Summer Day Camp wraps up 2019 season

While school is back in session across much of the territory, many youth had a great time during summer vacation thanks to day camps. The Get Happy Summer Day Camp, organized by the Recreation and...

Sanikiluaq receives $5.5 million to advance Qikiqtait stewardship project

A Sanikiluaq partnership is receiving $5.5 million from the federal government to help fulfill the vision of building a multi-purpose research facility and a community-driven stewardship and monitoring program for the Belcher Islands. "We've been...

Rankin mom gets son with speech challenges back to school full time

A four-year-old boy is back in kindergarten full time thanks to the efforts of his mom, Samantha Nakoolak, who wouldn't take no for an answer. Michael Tutanuak, 4, faces challenges with his speech and, as...