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Rumbolt airs staff housing concerns for new Sanikiluaq health centre

With Sanikiluaq's new health centre scheduled for completion in about 18 months, Hudson Bay MLA Allan Rumbolt sought assurance new staff housing near the centre was also on the way. "Can the minister provide an...
Map provided in a Nov. 13, 2016 return to oral questions displays the proposed Slave Geological Province Corridor route and caribou habitat. photo courtesy of GNWT

Slave Geological Province road planning, aerial surveys funded $5M

The GNWT and federal government are spending $5.1-million toward aerial surveys of the Slave Geological Province and planning an all-season road from Yellowknife to the Nunavut border. The proposed road would replace winter roads with...

Main worries about youth social media use, looks to guidelines as possible solution

Are mental health workers in Nunavut aware of the harmful effects of excessive social-media use by youth? This is the question posed by Arviat North-Whale Cove MLA John Main in a member's statement and in...

Remembering popular entertainer Charlie Panigoniak

Celebrated Nunavut musician and singer Charlie Panigoniak died on Wednesday. Premier Joe Savikataaq released a statement to recognize the Chesterfield-Inlet born entertainer, who had become a longtime resident of Rankin Inlet. “It is with great sadness...

Nunavut teachers program sets record

The Nunavut Teacher Education Program (NTEP) has reached a new high in 2018-19 with 90 students enrolled in nine communities and via distance-learning, marking the most participants in a single school year in NTEP's...

Cambridge Bay accounting student says it’s important to talk about mental health

Kassidy Koaha-Laube will gladly share some advice with those thinking about diving into post-secondary learning at a southern institution. Now in her third year at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), where she's enrolled...

National Indigenous board recommends progressive policy changes to improve food security in the North

After a year of consultations, an advisory board to the federal government released a set of recommendations Feb. 25 intended to spur the federal government to work harder on improving food systems in Northern...

Dogs, foxes test positive for rabies in Taloyoak

The Department of Health is advising Taloyoak residents to be vigilant for signs of rabies after foxes and dogs have tested positive for the disease. Anyone who has been bitten or scratched by a fox...

Let’s hand out some hardware, shall we?

So a lot of good things happened to Nunavut at the Canada Winter Games. The boys hockey team announced their arrival by beating Yukon for their first-ever win and that would have been good enough...

Hickes has the boots, so time to get working

Last week, we reported that Finance Minister George Hickes was instructed by his father, former Manitoba MLA George Hickes Sr., not to follow in his footprints, but to leave his own – and they...

Communities seek new schools; GN offers renovations and other solutions

Getting a new school in Nunavut is no simple task. In Coral Harbour, district education authority chair Bridget Saviakjuk would very much like to see Sakku School replaced. "But I know for a fact that...
Noel Kaludjak of Rankin Inlet shows his skills with the knife while helping to skin and prepare a seal caught during the Qikiqtani Inuit Association Sakku Men's Healing program on the land near Clyde River from Feb. 20 to Feb. 24, 2019. Photo courtesy Sakku program

ᐊᖑᑎᑦ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᓯᑕᒪᓂᒃ ᐅᑉᓗᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᒥ

ᐃᓅᓯᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᙱᒃᑎᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓐᓇᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ, ᒪᒥᓴᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓕᕈᓐᓇᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᕝᕙᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᒪᒥᓴᕐᓂᕐᒥᓂᒃ ᑲᔪᓯᑎᑦᑎᔪᓐᓇᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓯᕗᒻᒧᐊᒃᐸᓪᓕᐊᔪᓐᓇᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ ᑕᐃᑉᓱᒪᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖅᑐᒃᑰᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᒐᓗᐊᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᑕᒡᕙ ᑐᕌᒐᕆᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᑦ ᓄᓇᒥ ᒪᒥᓴᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓘᑉ ᐅᐊᖕᓇᖓᓂ. ᓄᐃᓪ ᖃᓗᔾᔭᖅ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᐅᑕᖅ - ᓴᖅᑭᑎᑦᑎᖃᑕᐅᓯᒪᓂᑰᔪᖅ ᐊᖑᑎᑦ ᒪᑭᒋᐊᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐊᖑᑎᓄᑦ ᒪᒥᓴᕈᑕᐅᕙᒃᑐᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑳᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᓴᓪᓕᓂ ᖁᓕᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᑦ ᖄᖏᖅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᓂᒃ - ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᕿᑭᖅᑕᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ...

ᑭᒃᑯᓕᒫᓂᒃ ᑲᒪᑦᓯᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᒃᑎᑎᓂᖅ ᖃᓄᖅ ᑐᑭᖃᖅᐸ

ᑭᒃᑯᓕᒫᓂᒃ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᑎᑦᓯᓪᓗᓂ ᑲᒪᓂᖅ ᖃᓄᖅ ᑐᑭᖃᖅᑎᑕᐅᕙ ᖃᓄᕐᓗ ᑐᑭᓯᐅᒪᔭᐅᕙ ᖃᓄᐃᑦᑑᓂᖓᓄᑦ? ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᑐᑭᑖᑲᐅᑎᒋᔪᓐᓇᖏᑉᐳᖅ ᐊᒥᓱᓂᒃ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖃᕐᒪᑕ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᑐᔪᓂᒡᓗ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᓱᕈᓯᑦ ᐃᓐᓇᐃᓪᓗ ᐊᑖᑕᑦᓯᐊᕆᔭᐅᔪᓪᓗ ᐊᓈᓇᑦᓯᐊᕆᔭᐅᔪᓪᓗ ᑕᒪᕐᒥᒡᓗ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂᒥᐅᑦ ᐃᓚᐅᓪᓗᑎᒃ. ᐅᖃᓕᒪᐅᑎᒋᓂᐊᕐᓗᒍ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᑐᒐᔭᖅᐳᖅ. ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᑦᓯᐊᕐᓗᑕ ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ ᐃᓄᓕᒫᓂᒃ ᑲᒪᑦᓯᐊᓕᕈᓐᓇᖅᐳᒍᑦ ᐅᓪᓗᑕᒫᑦ ᐊᑐᐃᓐᓇᕐᓗᒍ. ᑕᐃᒪ ᑐᑭᓯᐅᒪᖃᑦᑕᐅᑎᒋᐊᓕᖅᑕ... ᑕᐃᑦᓱᒪᓂ ᐊᒃᓱᕈᕐᓇᖅᑐᒃᑰᖅᐸᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᓂᒥᐅᑦ, ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇ...

Graduates ‘move’ long-serving Clyde River DEA chair

When Clyde River couldn't find enough interested community members to sit on the district education authority, Terry Kalluk stepped up. That was close to 15 years ago. He's been chair of the DEA – the...
The first gold dore weighing about 29 kg is poured at the Meliadine gold mine near Rankin Inlet on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Photo courtesy Agnico Eagle

ᒎᓘᒥᒃ ᓯᕗᓂᒃᓴᓕᒃ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᒃ

ᑕᓯᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᒎᓘᒥᒃ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᒃ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᐅᑉ ᖃᓂᒋᔮᓃᑦᑐᖅ ᓯᕗᒻᒧᐊᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ ᐊᒡᓂᒍ ᐃᒍᒃᑯᑦ ᓴᓇᔨᖏᑦ ᑕᓯᕐᔪᐊᕐᒥ ᑲᑎᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᖅᖢᑎᒃ ᐅᔭᕋᖕᓂᐊᕐᕕᐅᑉ ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒃᑯᑦ ᑯᕕᓯᒪᔭᖓᓂᒃ ᒎᓘᒃᑯᑦ ᕕᕗᐊᕆ 21 ᐅᑉᓛᖓᓂ. ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᖅ ᑯᕕᔭᖑᐅᔪᖅ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᖅᓯᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᕈᑕᐅᔪᒧᑦ ᑕᒪᒃᑯᐊ ᑲᒪᒋᔭᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᓂᖏᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᓚᐅᖅᓯᒪᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ 12 ᐅᑭᐅᑦ ᐱᐊᓂᒃᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ, ᐅᑉᓗᒥ, ᓂᕆᐅᖕᓂᖃᕐᓂᖅᓴᐅᓕᖅᑐᑦ ᑮᓇᐅᔾᔭᒃᓴᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ...

IN MY VIEW: Define social justice

How would one define or try to understand social justice? This is a very broad and complex matter that involves everyone from infant to adult to grandparents and the community in general. Not an easy...

Lightstone demands to know Inuit home-ownership numbers; seeks improvements to program

The Nunavut Housing Corporation has provided home-ownership program funding to 1,000 applicants over the past three years, but the corporation's minister cannot specify how many of those applicants were Inuit. In the legislative assembly on...

ᓄᓇᖅᑲᑎᒌᑦ ᕿᒃᓵᒃᑐᑦ

ᐊᑕᐅᓯᖅ ᐊᖑᑎ ᑎᒍᔭᐅᓯᒪᓕᖅᑐᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᖅ ᐊᖑᑎ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓃᖅᓯᒪᑉᓗᓂ ᐃᓄᐊᖅᓯᔪᖃᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᕐᕕᐊᓂ ᑕᐃᒪᐃᑦᑐᖃᕆᐅᖅᖢᓂ ᖁᓕᑦ ᐅᑭᐅᑦ ᐅᖓᑖᓂ ᕕᕗᐊᕆ 19-ᒥ. ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓃᖅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᒪᓇᓯ ᑖᒻᓴᓐ, 29-ᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ. ᐃᐅᐳᑦ ᓇᐸᔪᖅ, 30-ᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᓕᒃ, ᐸᓯᔭᒃᓴᙳᖅᑎᑕᐅᓯᒪᔪᖅ ᐃᓄᐊᖅᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑖᒻᓴᓐ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓃᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ ᒪᐃᔭᖓ ᐹᑉ ᓕᓇᑦ ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ ᓄᓇᓕᖕᒥᒎᖅ ᒫᓐᓇᐅᔪᖅ ᖃᐱᓚᓇᖅᑐᒻᒪᕆᐊᓗᒃ ᐃᓅᔪᓐᓃᖅᑳᓚᐅᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ. ᐅᖃᖅᖢᓂ...

Moving Forward Together winds down

After five years of creating and supporting a variety of programming, Moving Forward Together (MFT) is approaching its last month of operation due to expiring funding. The Hamlet of Kugluktuk launched the initiative with financial...

MLA and ministers’ compensation shows broad range

The latest instalment of compensation and expenses pertaining to MLAs and government ministers revealed total earnings ranging between $52,343 for Iqaluit-Manirajak MLA Adam Lightstone and $95,350 for then-deputy premier Joe Savikataaq during the five-month...