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Teaching culture, tradition in Baker Lake

A program teaching youth how to prepare meat and sew sealskin mitts is meeting with early success, while helping to improve and nurture the cultural and traditional skills of its participants. The program is funded...

‘Be fire safe’ and report suspicious activity, mayor urges after Iqaluit’s fourth fire call...

No injuries were reported as Iqaluit's fire department extinguished two sheds that were fully engulfed in flames on Monday evening. Firefighters had the situation under control by 8:18 p.m. after responding at 7:40 p.m., but...

Donations enable food bank to move forward in Baker Lake

The Abluqta Society distributed food to 94 hungry people in Baker Lake this past month, moving the society closer to its goal of opening a regular food bank. The society is a non-profit social enterprise...

A busy theatre season in Arviat

Drama teacher and play director Gord Billard directed three plays during the 2018-19 school year – A Thanksgiving to Remember, A Charlie Brown Christmas and An Easter Story – and completed his 18th year...

Cambridge Bay cadets move up the ranks

The 3004 Loyal Edmonton Regiment Royal Canadian Army Cadets, also known as the Nanook regiment, gathered on June 6 to recognize achievement within its ranks. Promotions were made official and individual awards were handed...

ᖁᕝᕙᖅᐸᓪᓕᐊᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ

3004 Loyal Edmonton Regiment ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐅᓇᑕᖅᑐᒃᓴᓂ ᐅᓇᑕᖅᑐᒃᓴᙳᐊᓄᑦ, ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᐅᖕᒥᔪᓂ ᓇᓄᖅ ᑲᑎᙵᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᑲᑎᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᔫᓂ 6-ᒥ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᑦᑎᐊᕈᓐᓇᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂ ᐃᓗᐊᓂ ᖁᑦᑎᖕᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ. ᖁᕝᕙᕆᐊᖅᑕᐅᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᐱᓪᓚᕆᙳᖅᑎᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐃᓄᖕᓂ ᓵᓚᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂ ᑐᓐᓂᖅᓴᖅᑕᐅᓚᐅᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᓪᓗᐊᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᓄᑦ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ.

Police to provide update on Iqaluit incidents that prompted armed response

Police are investigating “an incident” in Iqaluit's 2600s area that prompted an RCMP officer carrying a rifle to tell neighbours across the street to get inside and stay away from windows Sunday morning. The incident...

Fire update: City of Iqaluit confirms third fire, in addition to two reported...

In addition to the shacks and the ten-plex fires, which took place the evening of June 29 and the morning of June 30, the City of Iqaluit has confirmed a third fire. Read: Fires in...

Fires in Iqaluit: a 10-plex and several shacks destroyed by fire within 12 hours

A blaze early Sunday morning in the lower plateau area, or 5300 block, took out several units of a 10-plex, and saw neighbouring multiplexes evacuated. So far the City of Iqaluit has not officially confirmed...

RCMP resolve ‘high risk, dynamic’ incident in Iqaluit’s 300 block

Iqaluit RCMP responded to a "high risk, dynamic situation" that "unfolded quickly" in the city's 300 block on Sunday, according to a news release issued by the police force. Residents in the area were forced...

Order of Canada ‘very humbling,’ says Edna Elias

Kugluktuk's Edna Elias has been named to the Order of Canada, the Office of the Governor General announced on June 27. Her selection is based on "her contributions to preserving Nunavut’s linguistic and cultural heritage,...

Made-in-Nunavut books for children charm reviewers

Book publisher Inhabit Media continues to make a splash with its made-in-Nunavut products. Most recently, Kirkus Reviews turned their attention on children's books The Owl and the Two Rabbits by Nadia Sammurtok, illustrated by Marcus...

Nunavut art showcased in Toronto, New York

The work of Nunavummiut artists, primarily from Cape Dorset, will be in the spotlight in two upcoming exhibitions to be held in Toronto and New York. The first Toronto Biennial of Art, running from Sept....

Grade 12 grad presents case for project-based learning camp

Instead of writing a final exam for Grade 12 Social Studies, the students in Patrick McDermott's class at Inuksuk High School in Iqaluit spend their semester working on a project, then presenting it. "They identify...

One-year military program pushes Indigenous youth to excel

Rayjean Palluq wanted a taste of the military. He signed up for the Aboriginal Leadership Opportunity Year (ALOY), an offering at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ont., and received so much more. Palluq,...

With a goal in mind, 16-year-old Iglulik youth is determined to graduate

Thanks to the Ayalik Fund, Kirk-Paul Kunnuk travelled from Iglulik to Kingston, Ont., for a second time June 20 for another stint on the St. Lawrence II, a 72-foot sail training vessel. This time,...

Cambridge Bay salutes search-and-rescue crew

The Hamlet of Cambridge Bay set aside the evening of June 24 to show gratitude to the community's search-and-rescue crew. “Our community has an outstanding search-and-rescue operation, and they certainly were put to task this...

ᖁᑦᑎᓛᖓ ᓇᑦᑎᕋᓱᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐊᖑᓇᓱᒃᑎ ᐱᕗᖅ $8,000-ᒥ ᓵᓚᒃᓯᐊᒥᒃ

ᑲᐃᔪᓪ ᐊᖑᑎᑦᑕᐅᕈᖅ ᑐᓂᓯᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ 42-ᐃᓐᓯᔅᒥ ᓇᑦᑎᕐᒥ ᐊᒻᒪ ᐊᖏᕐᕋᐅᔾᔨᓚᐅᖅᐳᖅ $8,000-ᒥ ᖁᑦᑎᓛᖓᓂ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᓯᐊᒥᒃ ᐊᕐᕌᒍᑕᒫᒥ ᑐᕚᑦ ᓇᑦᑎᕋᓱᖕᓂᕐᒥ ᓵᓚᖃᕋᓱᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒥ ᐱᓕᕆᐊᖑᔪᒥ ᔫᓂ 14-16-ᒧᑦ. ᐅᑯᐊ ᐊᓯᖏᑦ ᓵᓚᖃᖅᑎᐅᔪᑦ: ᒪᕐᕈᖓ, ᐸᐅᓕ ᐃᑯᑎᔅᓗᒃ, $4,000; ᐱᖓᔪᖓ, ᑖᓂᐅᓪ ᕼᐃᕿᓂᖅ, $2,500; ᑎᓴᒪᖓ, ᔪᐊᔾ ᕼᐃᑯᐊᓗᒃ, $1,500; ᑕᓪᓕᒪᖓ (ᒪᕐᕉᒃ ᐱᔪᑦ),...

Cambridge Bay women’s crisis shelter closed for summer due to funding shortfall

Already lacking a women's homeless shelter, Cambridge Bay is now without a women's crisis shelter, which has effectively been shut down for the summer due to a shortfall of funds. The amount of money designated...

Will territorial, national and international outcry spur governments to language and education action in...

A group of Nunavummiut, along with Canadian and international scholars, released an open letter to the world's language commissioners gathering in Toronto today, asking for their help in addressing the language setbacks in Nunavut. "Two...