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RCMP take man into custody after several hours of negotiating in Iqaluit

RCMP spent five-and-a-half hours negotiating with a man who refused to leave a Happy Valley residence until the early hours of Thursday morning. The police were called to the home in the 1600 Block of...

In Kugluktuk, it was a brotherly affair in the race for mayor

There are some strong bonds among Kugluktuk's current mayor, runner-up for mayor and previous mayor. David Audlatak Nivingalok won a razor-close decision over Darren Ihumatak on Oct. 28. Nivingalok garnered 161 votes to 160 for...

Arctic Winter Games costs jump to $2.2 million, largely due to higher airline charges

The Government of Nunavut will spend $2.2 million to send 300 athletes and delegates to the 2020 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse instead of the $1.7 million originally budgeted because airline costs are greater...

Complete Kivalliq election results

Listed below are the official results from the municipal elections held across the Kivalliq on Oct. 28 and 29. Each community now has eight hamlet council seats and the mayor’s position up for election every...

Gender trend reversal will lead to stronger Kivalliq communities

It wasn’t all that long ago when there were valid concerns being raised over the fact that not very many women in the Kivalliq region seemed to be interested in being involved in municipal...

Pressure mounts on GN to access funds from Inuit organizations

MLAs are encouraging GN ministers to approach Inuit organizations for money to advance various projects. Iqaluit-Niaqunnguu MLA Pat Angnakak strongly recommended that Health Minister George Hickes reach out to Inuit development corporations to help build...

Table tennis mojo for Rankin team

Members of the Rankin Inlet table tennis team brought home a total of eight medals from the territorial trials in Iqaluit last month. The Rankin players captured gold in U15 women’s doubles, silver in U18...

Housing minister admits to mistake surrounding Iglulik housing waiting list

The Nunavut Housing Corporation's $43.4-million capital budget for 2020-21 stalled last week when Aggu MLA Paul Quassa insisted that the housing corporation was wrong about Iglulik's waiting list shrinking by 54 per cent. Other MLAs...

Still no incentive for public housing and staff housing occupants to transition to home...

Iqaluit Manirajak MLA Adam Arreak-Lightstone has been urging the government to make changes to tackle the the "inequity of staff housing and homeownership" since he was elected two years ago. "Public housing and staff housing...

Iqaluit’s Big Racks Barbecue restaurant catches fire

Big Racks Barbecue restaurant has temporarily shut its doors after a morning fire. On Nov. 5, at approximately 7:29 a.m. the fire was seen at the Iqaluit restaurant. The Iqaluit Fire Department arrived to the scene...

MLA’s heartfelt message to young Nunavummiut: ‘suicide should not be an option at all’

On an emotional day when people in his hometown were attending a funeral for a young man who took his own life, Amittuq MLA Joelie Kaernerk rose in the legislative assembly to address the...

GN issuing food vouchers for income assistance clients during computer network shutdown

While the Government of Nunavut wrestles with ransomware that has crippled its computer network, the Department of Family Services will be handing out food vouchers to income assistance clients across the territory. Cheques are not...

Around the Kiv: Halloween fun in Arviat

Spooky night’s fun Arviat Hamlet employees and youth volunteers did a spooktacular job of creating a genuine Halloween experience for youth in the community last week in Arviat. Hamlet employees and youth volunteers do an outstanding job...

Three-way race for KIA president

Nominations have closed for the Kivalliq Inuit Association elections on Dec. 9 and there will be three candidates vying for president. Incumbent David Ningeongan faces a challenge from Stanley Adjuk and Kono Tattuinee. Donna Adams has...

A story of love, faith and miracles in Baker Lake

Each of the eight candles on Brett-Granderson Arnalugaq Ikinilik’s birthday cake in Baker Lake last month marked one year the boy was never supposed to see. It’s been a tough road for the special-needs child...

Iqaluit kids make tea buns

From Oct. 21 to 25, it was education week at Joamie Elementary School in Iqaluit. As a treat, the students decided to make tea buns for their teachers. In less than 45 minutes, six students...

Housing minister to NTI: ‘You have a healthy surplus… help us’

As the topic of housing continues to arise in the legislative assembly, Housing Minister Patter Netser made another appeal to land-claims organization Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated on Friday. "We have this Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated, which belongs...

Girl reported missing in Iqaluit returns home safely

Iqaluit RCMP have advised that a 13-year-old girl who was reported missing on Oct. 29 has safely returned home. The police issued a news release over the weekend seeking the public's assistance in locating the...

Ransomware hinders Government of Nunavut services

The Government of Nunavut is scrambling to recover from a "new and sophisticated" ransomware attack on its computer network. All GN services that rely on electronic information are affected as the hackers prevent the files...

Should Nunavut RCMP wear body cameras? MLA David Qamaniq says yes

Nunavut's police officers should be equipped with body cameras and their vehicles should have video cameras mounted in them, Tununiq MLA David Qamaniq said in the legislative assembly on Thursday. “I have seen in the...