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Soft opening planned for new Iqaluit take-out restaurant and general grocery store

A new take-out eatery and general grocery store named Hunter's Market opens its doors Tuesday morning in the capital. The shelves are stocked and the kitchen is almost ready to go. "It's the concept we came...

Summertime fun and learning in Rankin Inlet

The Rankin Inlet recreation department has been going full speed with a number of summer projects. The hamlet recently opened its Area 6 playground, making it the fifth playground in the community the department of...

Makimautiksat program has strong record against suicide

Mental health outreach worker Brittany Holm teamed-up with Tuugaalik High School’s community counsellor, Jennifer Kadjuk, to deliver the Makimautiksat Youth Wellness and Empowerment program to a senior high class shortly before the end of...

Teachers sharpen leadership skills

The school year is over, but the learning hasn't stopped for some of Nunavut's teachers. Dozens of educators -- principals, assistant-principals and teachers -- are enrolled in a Certificate in Educational Leadership in Nunavut (CELN)...

Chesterfield Inlet man drowns while rafting

A Chesterfield Inlet man died Wednesday when he was rafting. The man was on First Lake, en route to an egg picking location, when he fell into the water, approximately three kilometres from the community,...

Young Mamaqtuq cooking club chefs inspire cookbook

With the end of the school year the Mamaqtuq Nanook Cooking Club celebrated the successful completion of its fifth year. The cooking club, located at Nanook School in Apex, meets most Fridays to cook up...

Resolute youth join park patrol at Qausuittuq National Park

This spring, Resolute Bay youth were invited to join members of the Inuit Knowledge Working Group and Qausuittuq National Park staff on the annual spring patrol. Those youth are: Saagiatuk Amarualik, Sophie Idlout, Tatiana McDonald,...

Arctic UAV takes a win

In late June, the Apex-based Arctic UAV Inc. won third place in a video contest launched by senseFly, the company that makes the eBee mapping drone. Arctic UAV uses that particular unmanned aerial vehicle for...

RCMP updates public on Iqaluit and Apex fire investigations: three of four solved

A blaze early Sunday, June 30 in the lower plateau area, or 5300 block, took out several units of a 10-plex, and saw neighbouring multiplexes evacuated. Neighbours said they saw the residents of the unit...

Nunastar marks Astro Hill’s 50th with community celebrations, good deeds, big plans

From the city's beginnings, Iqaluit's Astro Hill has played a central role in the lives of residents and visitors alike. As when Nakasuk helped American engineers pinpoint the location as the right reference point to...

Rankin Inlet baby in stable condition after being shot

A nine-month-old infant is in stable condition after being sent by medevac to a Winnipeg hospital with a bullet wound, according to the RCMP. The infant was struck by gunfire in an adjacent room of...

My education: ‘Learning doesn’t have boundaries,’ says longtime Kitikmeot educator Susie Evyagotailak

"I believe we learn something every day – I believe we learn something small, sometimes it's big," said Susie Evyagotailak, a Kitikmeot educator for 31 years. "As an elder had once said, 'When I...

My education: ‘What you put into it is what you get out of it,’...

David Joanasie attended school in his home community of Cape Dorset and learned Inuktitut up until Grade 3. Afterwards there were still some Inuktitut classes, but lessons were primarily in English as of Grade...

My education: ‘I’m always learning,’ says Pauloosie Suvega, president of Nunavut Arctic College

Pauloosie Suvega, president of Nunavut Arctic College, said he has positive memories of his time at the original Peter Pitseoloak School in Cape Dorset, where he spent most of his youth, and Inuksuk High...

Dancing toward summer vacation in Naujaat

Tuugaalik High School physical education teacher Gaspare Minaudo conducted a square-dancing unit to help move toward the end of the school year in Naujaat recently. It culminated with the entire student body and staff members...

ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᒐᕙᒪᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᔪᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥ

ᑲᓂ ᐃᓄᐊᕋᖅ ᐊᒃᓱᕉᓴᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᖃᔅᓰᖅᓱᒐᓚᒃᖢᓂ ᖄᖏᖅᓯᓇᓱᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᓕᖕᒥ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕈᑕᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᔪᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᙳᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐃᒻᒥᓂᒃ ᓴᐱᓕᖅᑎᑦᑕᐃᓕᒪᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. "ᐊᑯᓂᐅᔪᒥᒃ ᐱᕕᒃᓴᖃᑦᑎᐊᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᙱᓗᐊᕐᓂᖓᓂ, ᖄᖏᕈᓐᓇᓚᐅᙱᓚᕋ ᑕᐃᓐᓇ ᐊᔪᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᓄᑦ ᐃᓯᕈᑕᐅᔪᒥᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᓴᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ," ᐃᓄᐊᕋᖅ ᐃᖅᑲᐃᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ. ᐹᖅᓯᑕᐃᓐᓇᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ ᐱᓕᕆᓕᒪᔪᒥᒃ ᐊᔪᙱᓐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔨᐅᔪᒥᒃ ᑐᓂᓯᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᐊᔪᕆᖅᓱᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥᒃ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᑲᔪᓚᐅᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᖄᖏᐅᑎᓂᖓᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒡᕕᐊᕈᑕᐅᔪᒥᒃ ᑲᔪᓯᔾᔪᑎᒋᔪᓐᓇᓚᐅᙱᑕᒥᓂᑦ. ᐊᓈᓇᓂ...

Nunavut mourns ‘elder statesman’ Ludy Pudluk

Tributes are starting to come in for longtime politician Ludy Pudluk, who served five terms in the legislative assembly. Pudluk, a longtime resident of Resolute, represented the High Arctic in the NWT territorial government from...

RCMP charge Pond Inlet man with second-degree murder related to Iqaluit weekend death

RCMP have charged a 19-year-old Pond Inlet man with second-degree murder after another man died from his injuries in Iqaluit over the weekend. Wayne Panipakoocho is being held in custody and has a court appearance...

GN to expand trades tutoring; aspiring plumber Kenny Enuaraq delighted

Kenny Enuaraq struggled several times to pass the mandatory test to become a tradesperson, but he wouldn't let himself quit. "A lot of time with poor opportunities and not enough help, I always failed that...

From troubled youth to new teacher

Karla Malaiya Evaloakjuk endured trauma in her youth. She turned to alcohol and drugs and she dropped out of school in Iglulik. "I struggled with personal stuff," Evaloakjuk recalled. "I was like a really bad...